Avenue Theatre has been a Denver favorite for more than 20 years. It is run by the Avenue Theatre Group, whose mission is to provide access to a wide range of theatre arts for children and adults in Denver through education, live performance, community outreach and new project development. To achieve its mission, this non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization relies on individual, corporate and community support.
The theatre is home to the Chicken Lips, offering music and comedy about an organization and its people. Lip Service with Chicken Lips creates spontaneous comedy by collecting information about the event and the group and using audience suggestions. Avenue Theatre is also home to the World Humor Organization, which presents keynotes, workshops and personalized entertainment for professional, corporate, governmental and educational organizations throughout the world. Other shows for hires are the long-running comedy/mystery Murder Most Fowl, Death by Karaoke, Whose Team Is It, Anyway? and American Icon.
One of the shows at the Avenue Theatre for the 2011 season is the Obie-award winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which revolves on the story of a glam-rocker from East Germany who comes to the United States to find fortune and freedom. Other shows include Divine Sister, an amusing celebration of Hollywood films as The Bells of St. Mary’s, The Singing Nun! And The Song of Bernadette; Completely Hollywood, a wild carnival of the classics; and Holiday Suprise. There are also special events such as The Gr@wlix, which features a mix of sketch and stand-up comedy; The Blue Goblet, a multimedia event that celebrates music, art, friends and wine; rock musical Breach and Dave Shirley’s Rattlebrain. The theatre also hosts inventive groups and individuals in its Wednesday Night Comedy series.
Avenue Theatre is collaborating with the Avenue Grill for a delicious night full of entertainment. Located only two blocks east of the theatre, the grill is a favorite dinner and lunch destination among the Denver business people and a famous neighborhood meeting place. Its excellent food, comfortable ambience and superior service have made it a tradition when it comes to dining experience. The Avenue Grill is also an ideal destination for drinks and dessert after a show at the theatre.
Avenue Theatre is located at 417 E 17th Avenue between Pennsylvania and Logan, only four blocks from the Brown Palace Hotel. The theatre benefits from its location as it is in close proximity to several restaurants such as Steuben’s, City Grille, Tom’s Diner and Tavern Uptown. It is RTD accessible with easy parking.