People seated in the Lone Tree Arts Center theatre while a choir performs

Get To Know the Lone Tree Arts Center

Exterior of the Lone Tree Arts Center

Photo courtesy of Lone Tree Arts Center

Take a trip to Lone Tree to delight in a decade-old arts center built around the idea of independent theater, live music, and shows for people of all ages and abilities.

Those are the key elements of the Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC), which offers not only inexpensive tickets to children’s performances in order to strike a love of the arts, but also sensory-sensitive shows and free, special acts called SPARK! for those suffering from memory loss. Located at 10075 Commons Street in Lone Tree, right off I-25 and Lincoln Avenue, LTAC needs to be on any theater, art and/or music lover’s radar. Best part, it’s just 30 minutes away from downtown Denver.


After a push from residents to build an arts center, LTAC came into fruition three years later in 2011. Operated by the City of Lone Tree, the venue was built on a piece of land donated by the developers of the RidgeGate community. Westlake Reed Leskosky designed the structure and pushed to have as many environmentally-friendly elements as possible. In fact, LTAC is LEED Certified.

People seated in the Lone Tree Arts Center theatre while a choir performs

Photo courtesy of Uncover Colorado

Since then, the venue has been going strong, hosting dozens of world-class acts from theater to concerts to interactive events for kids.

Fun Facts

  • There are 500 seats, but no seat is further than 60 feet from the stage.
  • Check out the 225-seat event hall that opens up into 350-seat outdoor theater.
  • If you purchase tickets to three or more shows you get a discount.
  • While the theater has a season of shows, there are even more events and performances going on. Just check the LTAC calendar online.
  • Over 150 people volunteer.
  • Parking is free, but there’s also easy access to LTAC by RTD Light Rail and the Lone Tree Link.

Theater for Kids

Actors from The Wizard of Oz onstage

The Wizard of Oz. Photo courtesy of Lone Tree Arts Center

One of the unique things about LTAC comes in the form of getting children into the theater. The Passport to Culture program does just that, offering tickets for $7 a person, no matter the age or where you sit. Coming up, the theater will show The Wizard of Oz on January 29, kids’ band Doctor Noize on February 19, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra with the Young Artists Orchestra on March 19.

LTAC also hosts Seedlings, an almost monthly event for little kids to come and make some noise while engaging in arts and culture. The next one, on January 10, features the Colorado Ballet and learning to move like an animal to the music. Then on February 14, Top Hogs plays, which centers around performing pigs led by animal trainer John Vincent. Each ticket is $5, and kids under a year old are free.

Upcoming Shows

The 2022/23 season still has so many shows to look forward to, over two dozen in fact. The season wraps up with the Cuban band Tiempo Libre on Saturday, May 6 at 8pm. Here are some highlights to check out, but make sure to peep the whole line up on the LTAC website,

A tap dancer performs in front of live musicians

Chicago Tap Theatre. Photo courtesy of Lone Tree Arts Center