Our facility is a secure three-level, 24,000 square-foot historic church. The theatre is located on the second level. Both the Ensemble and the School are housed in the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre. With support of city and local foundations, CPRD secured and renovated the historic Shorter AME Church located in Denver’s Five Points — a neighborhood in downtown Denver often identified as an underserved community. The facility contains a 300-seat theatre, three dance studios and administrative offices. The theatre provides an affordable location for local, national and international groups to perform.
How to Rent the Theater:
Thank you for your interest in the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre. Below you will find current information on what our theatre offers and a complete explanation of fees. We are located at 119 Park Avenue West (on the corner of 20th and Washington). You may park on the street or in the south end of the adjacent Safeway parking lot. Our facility is used for a number of different activities including concerts, lecture demonstrations, recitals, films, meetings, receptions and dance, comedy, poetry and theatre performances. As a renter, you will have access to the art gallery located in our lobby, however, nothing can be permanently mounted to the walls. We also have a box office for your use, but you must provide staff.
**Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre will not be held responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Raked style seating, 300 seats, 6 additional seats for those with special needs.
Two rooms, each holds 8-10 people, and one bathroom (without showers) on theatre level. On the basement level, there are larger men’s and women’s bathrooms with shower stalls.
Front of House
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance will not provide staff for front of house needs. You will have access to our box office, but you must supply your own box office personnel and ushers for the event.
Lighting & Sound
For your event, you will have access to all working lighting equipment and sound equipment in our theatre. However, you must supply your own gels.
You will have one technician available to open the building and to lock up when the event is over. This person should be able to answer any questions about the space that you may have. This person will be paid $10 per hour, to be billed to the renter.
You must provide your own security guard, in uniform, during the time of the event to ensure the safety of the area.
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance reserves the right to display any promotional material regarding our company during your event. For each event we require 6 complimentary tickets per night when the event is held two or more nights, otherwise, 10 complimentary tickets.
Food & Drink
Absolutely no food or drink will be allowed into the auditorium. Any damages to the carpet or to anything else in the theatre or lobby will result in the loss of your deposit. Any alcoholic beverages served must be given away for free or sold on a donation basis, as we do not have a liquor license.
The following is just a handful of organizations and companies that have enjoyed using our facilities in the past:
Youth America Grand Prix
Maya Angelou Kwame Ture
Colorado Dance Sport
Lemon Sponge Cake
Colorado High School Activities Association
Denver Percussion Group
Art As Action
Sport Angular Momemtum
Aircat Aerial ArtsFor More Information
Contact Operations Director phone:303-295-1759, ext.20 or fax:303-295-1328