Colorado Theatre History

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Colorado's beautiful mountain landscapes have been home to many theatre companies and programs over the years. Some have been known for their summer repertory productions, others run year round. They include: Breckenridge Backstage Theatre (year round), The Chief Theater in Steamboat Springs (2021 closed for renovations), Creede Repertory Theatre, The Crystal Palace in Aspen (was a dinner theatre for 5 decades and closed in 2008), Lake Dillon Theatre Company in Silverthorne (year round), Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp established in 1913 in Steamboat Springs and still continues today, The Rialto Theater Center in Loveland, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in Grand Lake (summer programming primarily), Strater Hotel in Durango has presented melodrama and vaudeville since the early 1960s, Theatre Aspen, The Vail Valley Theatre Company, Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek (primarily presenting concerts and dance), Steamboat Community Players, Thunder River Theatre Company in Carbondale, The Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley was built in 1988 and presents concerts and touring theatre productions, Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, and more!