Bob Wells opened The Avenue Theater in May of 1987 on East 17th Avenue in Denver. Rocky Mountain News article written by Drama Critic, Jackie Campbell.
Page 1 of Denver Post Article about the opening of The Avenue Theater and StageWest. May 22nd, 1987 written by Denver Post Drama Critic, Alan Stern.
Some theatre companies had their own venues others produced shows in existing locations/venues. Many of these companies still exist today. Click on the links for those companies still presenting theatre today! (note: for mountain theatre companies see Regional/Mountain category on this website)
These theatres/performing arts venues include (in alphabetical order):
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada Festival Playhouse, The Aurora Fox Arts Center, The Avalon Theatre in Grand Junction, The Avenue Theater in Denver, Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC), The Bug Theatre in West Denver, Buntport Theatre in Denver, The Catamounts Theatre Company in Boulder, The Changing Scene in downtown Denver, The Cherry Creek Theatre Company, City Stage Ensemble in The Theatre at Jack's in Denver, Compass Theatre Company, The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Eulipions Cultural Center in Denver, The Evergreen Players, Firehouse Theater Company in Denver, Forgelight Theatreworks in Aurora, Foothills Civic Theatre in Fort Collins, Freemont Civic Theatre in Canon City, The Galleria Theatre in downtown Denver, The Gaslight Theatre in Denver, Germinal Stage in Denver, Hunger Artists Ensemble in Denver, Industrial Arts in Denver, Little Theatre of the Rockies in Greeley, The Main Street Players in Littleton, The Millibo Art Theatre in Colorado Springs, The Mercury Cafe in Denver, The Metropolis Theatre in Denver, Nomad Players in Boulder, OpenStage Theatre & Company in Fort Collins, RiverTree Theatre, The Shwayder Theatre in Denver, Springs Ensemble Theatre in Colorado Springs, Stage West in downtown Denver, The Theatre On Broadway in Denver, Theatre Or in Denver, Theatre Under Glass in Denver, Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton, The Upstart Crow Theatre in Boulder, The Victorian Playhouse in West Denver, The Vogue Theatre in Denver, Ye Olde Wayside Inn in Berthoud, and more!