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We inspire future actors and current audiences with learning opportunities all year long.

Since our inception in 1979, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts has welcomed more than 1.7 million students, of which 1.3 million were youth, to a variety of educational programs.

We serve local schools through in-class residencies, field trips, career days, cast interactions, e-Shakespeare and playwriting and musical theatre competitions. Teachers benefit from professional development workshops, study guides and distance learning opportunities that enrich their classroom experience.

Students of all ages benefit from year-round acting classes designed for all experience levels, including corporate training, Adult/Master classes and the Second Act for students 50+.  Families can participate in a range of activities including our Kids Night on Broadway and Family Day events with pre-show activities and a discounted ticket to a family-friendly show; Family Forum Forum, a free afternoon activity that utilizes a variety of acting skills, and specially-designed family subscription packages that feature age-appropriate shows.

Our audiences enjoy a wide range of events intended to enhance your theatre-going experience the plays on our stages — pre- and post-show discussions, tours, and fun social hours.

Plus, in an effort to make theatre accessible to all, the DCPA provides class scholarships, reduced-price tickets through the SCFD 10 for $10 program, and theatre-going opportunities for people of all abilities.  


We offer acting instruction, in-school programs, professional development and opportunities for audiences to extend their experience at a show.


DCPA is the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatre organization dedicated to creating unforgettable shared experiences through beloved Broadway musicals, world-class plays, educational programs and inspired events. We think of theatre as a spark of life — a special occasion that’s exciting, powerful and fun. Join us today and we promise an experience you won't soon forget.