Bluebird Theater

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Bluebird Theater
Thompson Theater
Interior of the Bluebird Theater
Address 3315-3317 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, Colorado
United States
Operator AEG Live
Capacity 550
Current use music venue
Opened 1914[1]
Reopened 1994
Architect Harry W.J. Edbrooke

Bluebird Theater
Bluebird Theater is located in Colorado
Bluebird Theater
Coordinates 39°44′26″N 104°56′52″W / 39.74056°N 104.94778°W / 39.74056; -104.94778Coordinates: 39°44′26″N 104°56′52″W / 39.74056°N 104.94778°W / 39.74056; -104.94778
Area less than one acre
Architectural style Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 97000018[1]
Added to NRHP January 31, 1997

The Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado was designed by Harry W.J. Edbrooke and built during 1913–1914 as Thompson Theater. It was renamed to Blue Bird Theater or Bluebird Theater in 1922.[1][2][3] It is currently used as a live music venue.

It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[1]


The Bluebird Theater was built in 1913 and originally named after the prominent Denver grocer and druggist, John Thompson. The theater was renamed in 1922 and became an important part of the community. The theater was also initially a movie house and went through various phases over the years. In 1994, Chris Swank and a business partner invested in the Bluebird and it re-opened as a mecca for music that you know today. The theater is laid out in tiers with a balcony overlooking the entire space. In 2006, AEG Live took over the Bluebird Theater and made significant upgrades to the production aspects of the room.


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