The Venue Theatre Company

A nonprofit organization

$1,449 raised by 12 donors

14% complete

$10,000 Goal

Transform Lives Through Theater: Support The Venue Theatre in Conifer on Colorado Gives Day! As we approach Colorado Gives Day, we invite you to be a vital part of a transformative journey by supporting The Venue Theatre in Conifer—a beacon of creativity, education, and community in our foothills.

Why Donate to The Venue Theatre?

Empowering Education: The Venue Theatre stands as a unique K-12 educational institution dedicated to cultivating creativity, confidence, and collaboration among our young performers. Your donation directly fuels our educational initiatives, providing resources for workshops, training programs, and hands-on experiences that equip students with valuable life skills.

Fostering Community: Beyond the stage, The Venue Theatre serves as a gathering place for our foothills community. We believe in the power of the arts to bring people together, fostering connections and a shared sense of identity. Your contribution ensures that our theater remains a vibrant hub for cultural exchange, community events, and collective celebrations.

Accessible Arts for All: We are committed to breaking down barriers to access the arts. Your donation allows us to offer affordable ticket prices, ensuring that everyone in our community, regardless of financial means, can experience the magic of live theater. By making the arts accessible, we enrich the lives of individuals and strengthen the bonds that tie our community together.

Reliance on Donations: The Venue Theatre relies on the generosity of individuals like you to sustain our programs and maintain our facilities. Your donation is not just a financial contribution; it is an investment in the cultural richness of our foothills community and the development of the next generation of artists and art enthusiasts.

  1. How You Can Make a Difference:

    On Colorado Gives Day, we invite you to contribute to The Venue Theatre's mission. Your donation will directly impact the lives of students, families, and community members, ensuring that the magic of theater continues to thrive in Conifer. Every dollar you contribute brings us one step closer to creating a lasting impact on education, community, and the arts. Thank you for considering The Venue Theatre in Conifer as your charitable choice on Colorado Gives Day. Together, let's continue to create a vibrant and inclusive community through the transformative power of theater.


Testimonials from 2023 include:

"Our family is a Venue family. The Venue is a place where all of us feel at home. The directors are not only phenomenally talented but also kind and supportive to all the kids who participate. It’s amazing to see kids come out of their shells with confidence and pride. The Venue shows are always full of talent, stunning sets and costumes, and the theatre provides a welcoming community for all. Even my son, who isn’t interested in acting/singing like his three sisters, has found so much joy helping with constructing and painting sets! We would participate in every single Venue production if possible!" -Marni Reinstein, Parent

“The Venue Theatre is our second home for the past 10 years. It has given my children a creative outlet and also has given them a safe space to be themselves. On top of all these great things, they have learned life skills such as public speaking , memorization, work ethic, problem solving and working cooperatively with a group. The Venue Theatre will always hold a special place in our hearts and we will always be committed to volunteering to see that this place stays open for years to come.” -Melissa Bartt, Parent

"My daughter loves the Venue Theatre! Thanks to Amy Dolan Fletcher for her hard work and dedication to keep this open for the kids. The Venue has been such a great place to enhance my daughter's confidence and give her the social/emotional support she needs during these isolating times. She learns more than just theatre!"  - Stephanie, Parent

"As a member of the creative team, I am so honored to be a part of such an incredible community of students and teachers. Under the fearless and creative leadership of Amy and the Board, The Venue is providing a nurturing and empowering place for kids to express themselves and continue to build upon their dreams. The Venue has overcome incredible odds to keep the doors open and will continue to safely push forward for a bright and innovative future. I am so excited to see what these students accomplish in years to come!"- Marisa VerSteegh, Director/Educator

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The Venue Theatre exists to provide an accepting and enriching environment for greater Denver and Foothills youth to discover, explore, and celebrate their unique and extraordinary abilities.

Background Statement

The Venue Theatre Company began in August 2013 when Founder Nelson Conway brought together a talented group of adult instructors dedicated to teaching important life skills to children and youth in the foothills communities through theater arts training.

In just three months, over five thousand hours of labor and $50,000 in construction materials were donated by two dozen volunteers to transform an open space into a theater while the first cast rehearsed in parks and churches. The Venue's High School program performed its first production in November 2013, followed in the spring by Middle and Elementary Program productions and another High School production.

In 2020, under the direction of new Artistic Director, Amy Fletcher, and with live productions on hiatus due to COVID-19, The Venue has pivoted to an education-based model by offering intimate dance, voice, music, scene study, and technical theatre classes. These safety aware, in-person classes encourage students to learn communication skills through physical and emotional expression as well as coping mechanisms during this unprecedented time. Students have looked to The Venue as a refuge during a time when in-person congregation opportunities are minimal, all while making attention to safety a top priority.

2023 has offered more opportunities than could have been imagined. Our High school company put on the Lightning Thief Musical at the beginning of this year. Our middle schoolers put on You're A Good Man Charlie Brown! We then put on Aladdin Kids with the elementary students in the Spring. We held a summer camp that performed Matilda Jr. with ages K-8. Our Middle School students recently closed School House Rock, and our High School Students are currently performing Chicago the Musical. Now, our elementary, middle and high school companies are all back this season to continue to bring theatre to our community.

Organization Data


Organization name

The Venue Theatre Company

Year Established


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Arts, Culture & Humanities

Organization Size

Medium Organization


27132 Main St #K 100
Conifer, CO 80433

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US



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