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The Durango Arts Center provides entertaining, professional and quality theatre for audience of area residents and visitors to the region.  We aim to excite our audiences with old favorites and challenge them with new and non-traditional works. DAC Theatre is committed to fostering a collaborative spirit by inviting local theater artists and other companies to join our artistic community through auditions, theater rentals, guest artist opportunities, production assistance and many other ways.  This outlet for self-expression fosters a community with more vibrant, healthy and active citizens.

To learn more about the DAC Applause! performing art program for children and youth, contact:

To inquire about renting the theater, Dorothy Bickel Dance Studio, Art Library (Garner/Vega Conference Room) or Barbara Conrad Gallery contact:

  • Eric Bulrice, Technical Director/Facility Manager
    eric@durangoarts.org / (970) 259-2606, Ext 19

DAC’s Theatre Season is Presented by

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DAC Theatre is Award-Winning!

  • Best Actor in a Musical : Dave Mensch (RENT)

  • Best Choreography in a Musical :  Suzy DiSanto (RENT)

  • Best Set Design in a Musical :  Eric Bulrice (RENT)

  • Best Supporting Actor in a Musical : Scotty Howard (RENT)

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Inside the Durango Arts Center at 802 E 2nd Avenue, downtown Durango
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm / available 24-hours online
Ph (970) 259-2606, Ext 13
Doug Gonzalez, doug@durangoarts.org

The Box Office After Business Hours: Opens no less than one (1) hour prior to performance time & remains open through the first 15 minutes of a performance start time.

Save money when you become a Season Subscriber by purchasing a 3- or 4- show package online.

Group rates are available for parties of 12 or more, which includes reserved/priority seating. Contact Doug Gonzalez, doug@durangoarts.org.

Effective January 1, 2017 DAC will charge a $1.50 per ticket processing fee for any tickets purchased by credit card.  

Tickets may be purchased with VISA, MasterCard, Discover, cash and local checks. A per ticket processing fee of $1.50 will apply to all credit card orders, which is necessary to help offset the costs of ticketing services:  a venue Box Office, sales staff, a website, ticketing software,  credit card fees and IT/equipment.  The Durango Arts Center’s credit card processing fee is below industry standards.  Tickets purchased by cash or check will not incur a processing fee.



By Alan Ball


March 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30pm

March 11 at 2pm


$20 DAC Members / $24 General



Set in the early 90s during an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad, bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below.  As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent, and touching celebration of the strength of female camaraderie.  Ball’s play was chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and Rolling Stone.

Special Fundraising Performance: DAC is teaming up with Women’s Resource Center for a special viewing of Five Women….to benefit WRC and supply scholarships for adults for visual and performing arts classes at DAC! Dress up in your favorite bridesmaid dress, celebrate with a glass of champagne and piece of wedding cake and enjoy the show. $40 all inclusive. March 7 at 7:30; Doors open at 7pm.

2018 Theatre Season

DAC’s Theatre Season is presented by Alpine Bank

You Benefit as a Season Subscriber!

  • Personalized, advance notice to reserve your show dates
  • Priority seating at all DAC performances
  • A beverage and popcorn punch pass.

3 Ways to Subscribe:

  1. Purchase your season package online
  2. Call the Box Office: (970) 259-2606, Ext 13
  3. Drop in and see us at 802 E 2nd Avenue, downtown Durango

Recent Press

It’s A Hard-Knock Life in Rags-to-Riches Musical
by Judith Reynolds / Durango Herald
December 8, 2017

Rock of Ages’: DAC’s bringing 80s glam rock to Durango
by Patty Templeton / DGO Magazine
August 10, 2017

Tricksters in only 10 minutes
Judith Reynolds / Durango Herald
June 9, 2017

DAC Applause! presents THE GRUNCH
Stella Birrenkott / The Durango Herald
April 7, 2017

Uncomfortably relevant:’ Current political climate makes Merely Players and DAC Theatre collaboration on ‘God of Carnage’ ever impactful
Patty Templeton / DGO Magazine
February 16, 2017

On Stage: Battle Royale
Stew Mosberg / Durango Telegraph
February 17, 2017

Why is theatre important in education? Ask an elf!
by Theresa Carson, The Durango Herald
December 18, 2016

Elf The Musical, Jr. opens at the Durango Arts Center
The Durango Herald
December 9, 2016

FLC, Arts Center stage contemporary plays 
by Judith Reynolds, The Durango Herald
October 6, 2016

DAC presents provocative Shepard play
by Judith Reynolds, The Durango Herald
September 2, 2016

Playing the Fool: Arts Center showcases steamy Sam Shepard drama
by Stew Mosberg, Durango Telegraph
September 1, 2016

Sam Shepard’s ‘Fool for Love’ opens at the Durango Arts Center
by Staff, The Durango Herald
August 26 , 2016

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’
by Judith Reynolds, The Durango Herald
June 23, 2016

An unexpected winter theatre festival
by Judith Reynolds, The Durango Herald
February 19, 2016

A dozen reasons to see ‘The Music Man’ in Durango
by Judith Reynolds, The Durango Herald
December 17, 2015

See It: ‘RENT’ measures love, time and trouble
by Judith Reynolds, The Durango Herald
February 19, 2015

Never too late to fall in love with Patsy Cline
by David Holub, The Durango Herald
June 17, 2015


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