We engage and inspire through the transformative power of live theatre.
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) was founded in 1972 as a not-for-profit organization, and is comprised of: the Tony award-winning Theatre Company, the largest resident professional theatre company between Chicago and the West Coast, producing an 8-play mainstage season which includes classic, contemporary and new work; the Broadway division, bringing the best touring Broadway shows to Denver year after year; Off-Center, presenting out-of-the-box experiences and brand-new collaborations pushing the limits of theatre; and Denver Center Academy, home to our arts in education activities.
Denver Center Academy provides extensive Arts in Education programs which are unique, innovative and standards- based for over 84,000 students each year. Current programs include Student Matinees, Dramatic Learning workshops and residencies, family productions, professional development for teachers, Shakespeare for a New Generation, and eShakespeare - an online classroom dedicated to Denver Public School teacher and student training for the annual DPS Shakespeare Festival.
"What you get in Denver is a town that actually knows what going to the theatre is." - Thomas Schumacher, President, Disney Theatricals
"Our daughter has really enjoyed her acting classes at the DCPA. To help you reach your fundraising goal, Jackie has agreed to give up $1 per week of her allowance for the next 50 weeks. Thank you for providing great acting experiences for kids of all ages." - Michelle, parent of DCPA Academy student.
"...the fact that plays from the [Colorado New Play summit] have gone on to have future lives is an indication of the festival's increasingly solid reputation, both locally and nationally." - American Theatre
"The theatre touched my heart and inspired me." - Malia - 6th grade student who attended a student matinee performance