Theatre for Young Audiences to Produce ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’s “WE ARE IN A PLAY!”

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is proud to announce ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’S “WE ARE IN A PLAY!” as the fall Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) musical, based on the popular children’s book series by Mo Willems. DCPA will stage 110 student matinee and public performances of this heartwarming musical tailored for Pre-K […]

An actor places a crown on her head during a performance of Macbeth

Shakespeare Returns to a Parking Lot Near You

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot is a testament to the magic of live theatre, reaching audiences in unexpected ways; whether they are performing in an under-served community, making Shakespeare relatable to a teenager, or sparking an interest in the arts in a child. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is immensely proud of […]

An actor raises his arm while performing in Macbeth for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Returns with Free Community Performances

“Something [fantastic] this way comes!” Let’s face it. Shakespeare can be confusing. “Thee” and “thou” can often sound like a foreign language. But enter Shakespeare in the Parking Lot…stage right. DCPA’s Education and Community Engagement Department returns with its popular program for a seventh season. And these aren’t your typical performances. Shakespeare in the Parking […]

An actor in a DCPA Education voice over class wears headphones and smiles

The Wonderful World of Voiceover

Cartoon superheros, talking cleaning bottles, instructional videos, the audiobook version of that best seller, and even some of the questions heard on the radio — these are all done by voiceover artists. “It can be so very broad. I think of voiceover as being anytime you hear a voice without the face of the person […]

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Q&A with Student Playwriting Competition Winners, Finalists

Six winners have been selected for the Middle School & High School Playwriting Competition, three in each age group. This year, the DCPA received 142 middle school and 107 high school submissions – nearly 100 more than last year. The top three plays by each age group will be included in the 2024 Playwriting Anthology […]

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Finalists for High School Playwriting Competition Announced

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is happy to announce the finalists of the eleventh annual High School Playwriting Competition. The Playwriting Competition is grounded in workshops hosted by DCPA Education Teaching Artists. These in-school workshops introduce students to the fundamentals of playwriting, bolster creative writing skills and encourage them to discover their […]

A group of DCPA education students sing onstage

Gear Up For Summer With These Theatre Classes

Though we may just be over the holiday hump, now it’s time to start planning for summer fun. Not only does theatre offer a great way to spend time during the week, but these unique techniques can help shy kids blossom, show children how to express themselves, and allow everyone to make new friends. With […]

DCPA Education Takes the Stage in ThesCon

If you’ve been to downtown Denver in mid-summer, you might have encountered creatures from a different planet…known locally as FAN EXPO but known nationally as Comic Con. That one weekend a year when sci-fi enthusiasts convene to embody their favorite character, meet celebrities and delve into all things comic-sci-fi-horror-anime-gaming. Fast forward six months and you […]

Little Red's mom, the Wolf, Little Red, and the Park Ranger sing onstage together. Everyone is looking at Little Red, who stands in the center, smiling.

Little Red is Back!

The lovable Little Red is back by popular demand! This charming, song-infused retelling of Little Red Riding Hood finds Little Red at the center of new adventures and new ways of seeing familiar characters. With a wandering wolf, a gardening grandma, singing forest creatures, and characters from other tales joining in, Little Red discovers her […]