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Top Small Theater Companies In Denver

The Denver Center pretty much holds the lead when it comes to BIG theater companies in Denver, but never underestimate the power of the small – those companies that have tiny budgets and a lot of volunteers. They are powered by a love of the theater that simply cannot be ignored.
Town Hall Arts Center
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Town Hall Arts Center
2450 West Main Street
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 794-2787

Not necessarily a theater company as much as a space that takes on difficult work and succeeds admirably.

Hello Dolly
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Boulder's Dinner Theatre
5501 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303-1391
(303) 449-6000

A long time favorite in the area, known for its Broadway musicals and featured cast: Joannie Brousseau, Shelley Cox-Robie, Ali Dunfee, Scott Beyette, Brian Norber, AK Klimpke and Wayne Kennedy.

Germinal Stage
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Germinal Stage
2450 West 44th Avenue
Denver CO 80211
(303) 455-7108

A local theater company that is known for its daring and quality of production. Small and determinedly amateur, it presents productions of everything from Shaw and Chekov to new works with an emotional electricity you're not going to find much of anywhere else in the city.

Curious Theatre Company

Curious Theatre Company
1080 Acoma Street
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 623-0524

Always different, always daring. Always a place where you know you will see newly hatched, freshly formed drama that you've never seen before. Strap yourself in for a trip to someplace completely new.

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Performing Arts Complex
950 13th Street
Denver, CO 80204

The Physically Handicapped Actors and Musical Actors League has been around for more than twenty years, creating opportunities for performance and production, but also creating a marvelous theater company for the city. I have rarely, well, let's make that never, been disappointed in a PHAMALy production.

Bunport Theatre
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Bunport Theatre
717 Lipan St # B
Denver, CO 80204-4445
(720) 946-1388

They write all their own shows. Satire, drama, comedy, improv, social commentary all explode on stage through a talented group of performers with some of the most amazing timing I have ever seen. Go. That's it. Just go.

Bovine Metropolis
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Bovine Metropolis
1527 Champa Street
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 758-4722

Improv. Sketch Comedy. Much laughter. What can I say? I just love what they do.


- Greg Moody is CBS4's Critic At Large. See his reports regularly on CBS4 News at 6 p.m., and check out his Moody's Picks page.

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