Theatre Aspen Office

Our administrative office is open Monday through Friday 10 am – 6 pm.


110 East Hallam Street
Suite 126
Aspen, Colorado 81611


Phone:  970.925.9313



Theatre Aspen’s Hurst Theatre

470 Rio Grande Place
Aspen, CO 81611

Education Programs

2022 Grades 5-12 Winter & Spring Programs

Production photos from 2021’s PETER AND THE STARCATCHER and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Timothy Bates Photography) 

Theatre Aspen Education’s middle and high school programming emphasizes the power of peer collaboration while building confidence. We offer after-school classes in dance, acting techniques, audition preparation, and more!


Additionally, students may audition for six fully-staged, professionally designed productions each year. We strive to expose our students to all aspects of the theatre and believe that the arts are a powerful tool that can transfer to many other areas of life.


Students also have opportunities to volunteer backstage or as teaching assistants in our elementary classes.

5th-12th Beginner/Intermediate Dance

Hone your dance skills as we work on technique, choreography, and storytelling through movement. Gain a better understanding of how your body moves while we will explore different styles, such as: Jazz, Ballet, and Hip Hop. This class is open to students in grades 5 through 12.


Class taught by Education Manager Vanessa Strahan and assisted by High Schooler and long time Theatre Aspen artist, Garrett Greene. 


1/18 – 3/1 | Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 (Location TBD)

5th-12th Intermediate/Advanced Dance 

Always wanted to learn how to move and groove like your favorite Broadway performers? Join Theatre Aspen for a multi-level theatre dance class. We will focus on different foundations of dance, while exploring storytelling through movement. Hone your performance skills and learn choreography from iconic Broadway musicals!

Taught by Education Manager Vanessa Strahan


1/20 – 3/3 | Thursdays 5:30-7:00 (Location TBD)

5th-8th Acting Foundations: Song Study

Do you love singing and performing in musicals? Want to feel more confident and empowered at your next audition or performance? In this class, students will learn how to develop a healthy singing technique, improve musical skills, and how to interpret and perform a song. Songs will be developed with strong emphasis on lyric analysis, character development, and communicating the meaning of the song. Students will select and prepare two contrasting audition pieces and workshop and perform their material in a safe and nurturing environment.

Taught by Christina Wenning

1/26 – 3/2 | Wednesdays 5:30-7pm

Winter Play

January 19th – March 13th


Grades 8 – 12

Four literary heroines of the nineteenth century set conventionalism ablaze when they turn down marriage proposals from their equally famous gentlemen callers. What results is a confluence of love, anger, grief, and bloodshed, as the ensemble struggles to reconcile romantic ideologies of the past with their modern ideas of courtship. Everything you’ve learned about love from the pages of Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, and Little Women is turned upside down in this grand theatrical battle royale.

Auditions: Tuesday January 11th & Wednesday January 12th, 4:30-7pm

For auditions please prepare a one-minute monologue. If you are having trouble finding your own monologue, please feel free to use one from this selection. These monologues may appear to have an assigned gender for the actor, but please perform whatever monologue you wish, regardless of gender.

Look out for registrations for our High School Acting course and 5th-8th Grade Production to be published in Winter 2022, with courses and productions occurring in Spring 2022. There will be no overlap in the schedules of the 8th-12th Grade Play and either of these programs.