Town Hall Arts Center

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Town Hall Arts Center
The front of Town Hall Arts Center
The front of Town Hall Arts Center in March, 2005
Location United States 2450 W Main St, Littleton, CO, USA
Type Theatre
Website
http://www.townhallartscenter.com
Littleton Town Hall
Town Hall Arts Center is located in Colorado
Town Hall Arts Center
Location 2450 W. Main St., Littleton, Colorado
Coordinates 39°36′48″N 105°0′59″W / 39.61333°N 105.01639°W / 39.61333; -105.01639Coordinates: 39°36′48″N 105°0′59″W / 39.61333°N 105.01639°W / 39.61333; -105.01639
Area 0.2 acres (0.1 ha)
Built 1920
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 80000876[1]
CSRHP # 5AH.161
Added to NRHP September 4, 1980

Town Hall Arts Center is located in downtown Littleton, Colorado and has been a local professional theatre favorite, producing fine comedies, musicals and plays to the Denver Metro area for over 30 years.

Starting out[edit]

Designed by prominent Colorado architect Jacques Benedict and built in 1920 as a new center for civic activities, the building contained city offices, a community meeting room (where the theatre is located today), a jail out back (where the loading dock now is) and the volunteer fire department (the trucks were parked in what is the lobby, and the reason that lobby floor still slopes).

By the late 1970s there was a new City Hall on Berry Street, and some visionary citizens began to ponder the fate of the old building in the center of Main Street. Through a lot of fund-raising and hard work, in 1983, it opened as a performing arts center and art gallery.

Moving on[edit]

Today, the theatre is managed by a non-profit organization, The Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, Inc., doing business as Town Hall Arts Center. The Foundation has produced ten to twelve professional events a year, and offered professionally staffed, multi-cultural events to school children through the popular Actor's Playground.

In all, there are close to 150 performances presented each year, individual art shows in the Stanton Gallery, plus many community meetings in its facilities. These are accomplished with a volunteer Board of Directors, a full-time staff of eight, eight part-time staffers and numerous volunteers.

The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) through the Arapahoe County Cultural Council provides a major grant each year, with additional grants from the City of Littleton and the Littleton Independent newspaper, plus donations and sponsorships from businesses, organizations and individuals, in addition to the ticket revenues generated by the Town Hall presentations.

Current season productions[edit]

Town Hall Arts Center is proud to announce its 2013–2014 Season:

Past productions (by year)[edit]

(Cultural Classroom children's shows are in smaller fonts)

2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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