... is to enrich the cultural, social and educational life of the community through professionally- produced live theatre, concerts and other cultural experiences and special programming for children.
Founded in 1982, the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Our mission is to enrich the cultural, social and educational life of the community through professionally-produced live theatre, concerts, and other cultural experiences and special programming for children.
The 1927 building in which it is housed was originally Littleton's Town Hall. The current lobby once housed the city fire truck and the scene shop was once a basement jail. The second floor auditorium served as a community meeting room where the city council met, where court was held and where community dances took place. The present Stanton Art Gallery once housed city offices.
In the mid-1950s, a new city center was built about six blocks away, and the old town hall stood vacant. Then, in 1980, a group of local citizens decided the growing city needed a performing arts center. They mounted a fund raising campaign and two years later a newly expanded and remodeled facility saw the first season staged in the intimate upstairs theatre which seats 260.
Today, Town Hall Arts Center (THAC) is governed by a volunteer board of 15 that oversees the full-time staff comprised of an Executive Director and six full-time employees, plus a part-time staff of seven.
The organization was founded and has continued to operate on the belief that the immediate availability of excellent performing and visual arts significantly enriches the cultural, social and educational life of a community. THAC was established to provide such opportunities for the people of the Denver metro area. To that end, its programming is designed to provide quality live family entertainment in the areas of theatre, music and dance.
Further, THAC is an anchor for the three block historic shopping district, largely consisting of small "mom and pop" retailers, antique and gift shops, plus a variety of restaurants. As such, THAC accounts for over 25,000 visits to the downtown area each year and, as an economic impact study conducted by the City of Littleton demonstrates, contributes directly over a half-million dollars annually to the economy of the area. True to its mission, the growth of Town Hall Arts Center is evident in both artistic quality and its continued updating of the facilities. Over the past six years the quality of its productions has continued to improve with the hiring of well-known directors and professional acting talent. The Denver Post has called THAC "one of the most appealing intimate theatres in the region."
During the season from September through June, Town Hall Arts Center produces six main stage musicals or comedies and presents 7-8 concerts. Our children's theatre program annually produces two shows with professional actors and includes "Arts on the Move" which takes plays and workshops directly into schools. The Actors' Playground program holds classes in creative dramatics, acting and stage craft for students aged 7-17 throughout the year.
Click here to view the many nominations and awards that Town Hall Arts Center has garnered, including the most recent Henry Awards.
Click here to view the shows produced at Town Hall Arts Center over the past 30 years.
THAC NEEDS YOU!
THAC relies on volunteers to support its operations. Click HERE for information on how you might get involved as a volunteer.
We'd Like To Thank The Academy...
THAC has received numerous awards for its productions over the years. Click HERE for more information about recent nominations and awards.
THAC produces an Annual Report each year. Click HERE for the most current report.