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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 DAC’s theatre season, the 10-Minute Play Contest, adult performing art workshops, the DAC Applause! performing arts program or theater/dance studio rental opportunities, contact:

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

For technical information about the DAC theater, 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)

DAC Theatre Sponsors


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 Chris D’Arienzo

Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ethan Popp

Starring guest artist, Dave Mensch! See the full cast list here.

August 17-19, 24-26 and September 7-9 at 7:30pm
August 20, 27 and September 10 at 2pm

TICKETS: $22 DAC Members / $25 General

VIP PACKAGES: $200 – available for Saturdays, August 19August 26 and September 9

This live theatre event features a limited number of VIP packages for you and your entourage to include:

  • Reserved seating for four people
  • Complimentary bottle of wine or pitcher of beer and popcorn!

VIP packages available through our online Box Office here.


It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s and at once of the Sunset Strip in Hollywood’s last legendary venues, sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage as scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality.  Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star, Drew, longs to take the stage as the next big thing, and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas.  But the rock and roll fairytale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall.  Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip – and themselves – before it’s too late?  Only the music of hit bands, Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.

2017 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

Upcoming Shows, Workshops, Auditions & More

Recent Press

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


Past Productions