Colorado Theatre History

To those who have smart phones - please click on the lines on top to find the different categories.


The brainchild of the Father of Denver Theatre, Henry Lowenstein, the Bonfils Theatre's Festival Caravan was a program of free shows that traveled with a portable stage to Denver area parks for several weeks in the summertime from 1973 - 1985. Focusing on the rich diversity of the metropolitan area, Festival Caravan presented a wide range of exciting entertainment — it was truly a celebration of different cultures presented under the stage lights and the stars! Of note, The University of Denver's Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library produced a documentary in 2017 about Festival Caravan. Visit their website to view the documentary (30 minutes long) that includes some interviews with key participants. NOTE: you will be directed away from this site. CLICK HERE.