Miners Alley Playhouse is a 501c(3) organization founded as Morrison Theater Company, now located in downtown Golden. An award-winning professional theater, Miners Alley offers live theater, musicals, comedy, improvisation, and classes, providing an entertainment center for audiences and an artistic home for artists in the greater Denver area for nearly thirty years.
After its founding in 1989 and subsequent incorporation in 1992, Miners Alley Playhouse quickly became a core component of Morrison's economic, artistic, cultural, and social matrix. While in Morrison, Miners Alley developed a reputation as a quality producing company and brought many classic plays to the stage, cultivating a tradition of bringing new and innovative works to Denver metro audiences that continues to this day.
In June 2003, Miners Alley moved to a newly restored theater space above Foss Drug in Golden, thereby assuring community members access to professional theatre year-round. This year marks our 20th anniversary in Golden, and we've got a lot to celebrate!
In December 2023, we will open a beautiful new performing arts center in the heart of Golden, in the former Meyer Hardware building. In Phase I of this renovation, the new center will contain a state of the art theatre, lobby, bar, and visual art exhibition space. Phase II will double the theatre's capacity and add classroom spaces and a black box theatre, truly becoming a community hub and a home for plays, classes, special events, and concerts.
Today, Miners Alley is recognized as a premier theatre company in the Jefferson County and the Denver metro area, presenting both theatrical classics and new works. Miners Alley has presented world premieres, has received numerous local and regional awards, and has been featured twice in the national entertainment weekly, Variety. Miners Alley serves an audience of over 20,000 adults, youth, and children each year.