We have assembled a list of many of the theaters that existed in Colorado. We’re pretty sure it’s not a complete list, so please let us know if you have information on any errors or omissions by leaving a comment below.

Click the Theater/Company Name to view further information or photographs of a theater in the list. If a theater is still open for business, an “Active” link appears in the “Year Closed” column. Click to visit their web page in a separate tab.

Theater/Company NameCity in COYear OpenedYear Closed
Arvada Center for Arts and HumanitiesArvada Active
Arvada Festival PlayhouseArvada  
Ascot Dinner TheatreLittleton
Aurora Fox Arts CenterAurora Active
Avalon TheatreGrand Junction Active
Avenue TheaterDenver  
Bonfils TheatreDenver19531986
Boulder Dinner TheatreBoulder19772023
Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC)Boulder Active
Breckenridge Backstage TheatreBreckenridge Active
Bug TheatreDenver Active 
Buntport TheatreDenver Active 
Catamounts Theatre CompanyBoulder Active 
Changing SceneDenver  
Cherry Creek Theatre CompanyDenver Active 
The Chief TheaterSteamboat Springs  
Chuckwagon Dinner PlayhouseDenver
City Stage Ensemble in Theatre at Jack’sDenver  
Colorado Chautauqua TourColorado  
Colorado Music Hall Dinner Theater
AKA: Eugene’s Dinner Theatre
Denver
Compass Theatre CompanyDenver  
Country Dinner PlayhouseCentennial  
Creede Repertory TheatreCreede Active 
Crystal PalaceAspen 2008 
Dairy Arts CenterBoulder  Active
Denver Black Arts CompanyDenver  
DCPA Theatre Company
AKA: Denver Center Theatre Company
Denver1980Active
Denver Civic Theatre (New)Denver 19851995 
Denver Civic Theatre (Original)Denver19291953
Denver Municipal Auditorium
AKA: Denver Auditorium Theater
AKA: Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Denver1908Active
Denver Post OperaDenver19341972
Elitch TheatreDenver1891Active 
Eulipions Cultural CenterDenver  
Evergreen PlayersEvergreen  
Firehouse Theater CompanyDenver Active 
Foothills Civic TheatreFort Collins  
Forgelight TheatreworksAurora  
Freemont Civic TheatreCanon City  
Gabriel’s Dinner Theater/CabaretDenver
Galleria TheatreDenver  
Gaslight TheatreDenver  
Germinal StageDenver  
Heritage Square Opera House
AKA: Heritage Square Music Hall
Golden  
Hunger Artists EnsembleDenver  
Industrial ArtsDenver  
Kit’sDenver1970
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
AKA: Theatre SilCo
Silverthorne Active
Little Theatre of RockiesGreeley Active 
Main Street PlayersLittleton  
Mario’s RestaurantDenver
Mercury CafeDenver Active
Metropolis TheatreDenver  
Millibo Art TheatreColorado Springs Active
Nomad PlayersBoulder  
OpenStage Theatre & CompanyFort Collins Active 
Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and CampSteamboat Springs1913 Active
Rialto Theater CenterLoveland Active
RiverTree TheatreDenver  
Rocky Mountain Repertory TheatreGrand Lake 1966Active
Scarlett’s Dinner TheaterAurora
Shadow TheatreDenver  
Shwayder TheatreDenver  
Springs Ensemble TheatreColorado Springs Active 
Stage WestDenver  
Steamboat Community PlayersSteamboat Springs  
Steamboat Repertory TheaterSteamboat Springs1979?1982?
Strater HotelDurango Active
Taylor’s Supper ClubDenver
Theatre AspenAspen Active
Theatre On BroadwayDenver  
Theatre OrDenver Active
Theatre Under GlassDenver  
Thunder River Theatre CompanyCarbondale  
Town Hall Arts CenterLittleton Active
Union Colony Civic CenterGreeley Active
Upstart Crow TheatreBoulder Active
Vail Valley Theatre CompanyVail Active
Victorian PlayhouseDenver  
Vilar Performing Arts CenterBeaver Creek1998 Active
Vogue TheatreDenver  
Wheeler Opera HouseAspen Active
Ye Olde Wayside InnBerthoud  
Some companies may have changed names without our knowing – please let us know if you have corrections by adding a comment below.

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