Aurora Fox Arts Center

Aurora Fox Arts Center
9900 East Colfax Avenue
303-739-1970

The Aurora Fox Arts Center, a historic landmark located at 9900 East Colfax in the Aurora Cultural Arts District, is the city's performing arts center. The Aurora Fox is a 245 seat performing arts facility, with attached rehearsal and scenery shop facilities. A former movie theatre that was built in 1946, the Aurora Fox was completely renovated and reopened in March of 1985.

Owned and operated by the City of Aurora Cultural Services Division, the 245-seat Aurora Fox Arts Center is home to the Aurora Fox Theatre Company, a professional company widely recognized for its eclectic, high-quality fare, the Aurora Fox Studio Theatre a smaller black-box theatre where more cutting-edge works are produced, and the Aurora Fox Children's Theatre, which annually produces the popular Little Foxes Summer Theater for youngsters. Having just celebrated 27 successful seasons, The Aurora Fox guarantees many opportunities to relax, have fun, and get excited again.

The Aurora Fox offers the residents of Aurora and the metro area enjoyment of professional quality performances in a smaller, intimate, and accessible performing space. Our goals are to bring new plays to the metro region for both our main stage and children's seasons, provide opportunities for children to perform in a professional environment, and provide opportunities for minority performers and audiences in the community to be involved in the performing arts.

In addition to performances by the Center's resident groups, the Aurora Fox Arts Center books other local and regional groups for performances at the Center through co-sponsoring with Colorado Cultural Connections, Aurora Sentinel, LaVoz, and Colorado Folk Arts Council, a multi-cultural series featuring performing groups that represent Aurora's many ethnic communities.


Recent News

Ignite Theatre Presents The Regional Premier of 'Green Day's American Idiot'

Book and Lyrics by Billie Joe ArmstrongBook by Michael MayerMusic and Lyrics by Green DayDirected by Keith Rabin Jr.Music Director: Jason Tyler VaughnChoreography: Jeffrey ParizottoThe two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical "American Idiot", based…

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Hitchcock Taylor’s Voddville at Fox Studio Theatre

Written by Hitchcock Taylor and Robert Dubac Blue Man Group meets When Harry Met Sally. Hitchcock Taylor presents to you an original play about one man searching for happiness in a digital world. It is a completely unique performance, wrapped in…

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Slingshot Artist Productions Presents Clarence Darrow 'For the Defense'

by David RintelsBased on the book Clarence Darrow for the Defense by Irving Stone Directed by Robert Michael SandersStarring David Casiano Slingshot Artist Productions presents “Clarence Darrow” at the Aurora Fox Studio Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax…

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Ignite Theatre Presents 'tick...tick...BOOM!'

Book by Jonathan LarsonMusic and Lyrics by Jonathan LarsonDirected by Stephanie PrughMusic Director: Jason Tyler Vaughn Before "Rent," there was tick...tick...BOOM! A musical look at the courage it takes to follow your dreams, tick...tick... BOOM!…

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Ignite Theatre Presents 'Dreamgirls'

Music by Henry KriegerBook and Lyrics by Tom EyenDirected by Keith Rabin, Jr.Music Directed by Trent Hines Winner of six Tony Awards, "Dreamgirls" is set in the fabulous sixties-a time when we were dancing to the new beat of countless girl and boy…

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Ignite Theatre Presents 'Into The Woods'

Ignite Theatre Presents "Into The Woods" Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine Directed by Bernie Cardell Music Directed by Blake Nawa'a What happens after happily ever after? "Into The Woods" follows a Baker and his wife who…

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Ignite Theatre Presents the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning 'Rent' at the Aurora Fox

"Rent" tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York City's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Rush seats! Ignite…

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Ignite Theatre Presents '35MM: A Musical Exhibition'

A Multimedia musical by Ryan Scott OliverInspired by photographs by Matthew MurphyDirected by Keith Rabin JrMusic Directed by Jason Tyler Vaughn with Accompaniment by Heather Holt HallRepresenting a collision of artistic disciplines as disparate as…

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Performance - See What I Wanna See

Words and Music by Michael John LaChiusaBased on short stories by RyÅ«nosuke Akutagawa, as translated by Takashi KojimaDirected by Robert Michael SandersMusic Directed by Heather Hall"See What I Wanna See," a musical about lust, greed, murder, faith…

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Ignite Theatre Presents 'Aida' at the Aurora Fox Theatre

Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, David Henry HwangDirected by Keith Rabin Music Directed by Jalyn Courtenay WebbChoreographed by Stephanie Lynn Prugh Aida, the Tony Award winning musical based on the…

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Performance - It's a Wonderful Life

Adapted from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo SwerlingDirected by Bryce Alexander and Steve Wilson This story of George Bailey and his wonderful life in Bedford Falls remains a timeless fable of dreams,…

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Ignite Theatre Presents The Adult, Laugh-Out-Loud, Puppet Musical 'Avenue Q' at the Aurora Fox Theatre

Directed by Bernie CardellMusic Direction by Trent HinesChoreographed by Kelly Van Oosbree "Avenue Q" is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment…

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Performance - The Color Purple

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A Christmas Carol 2012

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Magic of Christmas - Wooden Snowflakes

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Performance - Amateur Night at The Big Heart

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