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Avenue Theater

417 E. 17th Ave. Denver, CO 80203 | Central Denver | 303-321-5925

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Denver’s Avenue Theatre on the edge of downtown has been pleasing audiences for over twenty years. The comfortable, intimate theater offers shows year-round, ranging from musicals to spoofs to serious drama.


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To provide access to a variety of theater arts for children and adults in the Denver region through live performance, education, new project development, and community outreach.

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