John Hand Theater
John Hand Theater is tucked away near 1st and Quebec in the Colorado Free University building. Originally named “Toad Hall,” it was renamed in honor of its founder, John Hand, and presented its first main stage production in October of 2014. The theater is housed in the historic Air Force Base Fire Station, the main stage and backstage areas reside where fire trucks once stood at the ready. Hand procured seats from a defunct movie theater in California, keeping with the historic charm.
“The Hand” is home to two companies, Firehouse Theater Company and Spotlight Theatre Company (you can also follow both companies on Facebook, see below). John Hand Theater produces 9 shows a year and the seasons run like an academic year – end of August through August of the following year. To buy tickets for one show or a season pass, visit the individual theater company’s website, for Firehouse Theater Company buy here and for Spotlight Theatre Company buy here. The theater seats 85 patrons, creating an intimate setting and ensuring that everyone gets a good seat. Outside there is easy, free parking and inside you can find a small selection of reasonably priced snacks and drinks to enjoy with the show.
For more information about how to become a part of a particular show or of the larger Denver theater community, visit the Colorado Theatre Guild.