Center Stage

Center Stage is the performing home of the Evergreen Players. Originally built in 1924 as a meeting house for the Episcopal Evergreen Conference Center, it is now a 165 seat theater that is owned by the Evergreen Chorale and used by a variety of cultural organizations.

In good weather, it takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to travel from downtown Denver to Center/Stage.

 

How to get there

From Central Metro area (Denver), west (Lakewood, Golden) or north (Arvada, Boulder)

* Take I-70 west into the foothills to the Evergreen Parkway Exit (#252).
* Follow Evergreen Parkway (Highway 74) approximately 8 miles through downtown Evergreen.
* Turn LEFT on Meadow Drive.
* Follow Meadow Drive about 1/4 of a mile to Iris Drive.
* Turn right on Iris Drive.
* Follow Iris to Fireweed Drive.
* Turn right at stop sign.

Scenic alternative to the Interstate
(from Morrison via Bear Creek Canyon)

* Take Highway 74 (Bear Creek Avenue) westward through Morrison.
* Morrison to Kittredge is about 8.2 miles.
* Stay on Highway 74 through Kittredge.
* About 1.9 miles past the center of Kittredge, you'll see a gas station on your right and a church on your left (this church - the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration - is a good place to park - see below).
* Continue past the gas station one-tenth of a mile to Meadow Drive (there is a second gas station on the corner).
* Turn right on Meadow.
* Continue past the DaKind Soup to Iris Drive (about two-tenths of a mile).
* Turn right.
* Follow Iris to Fireweed Drive.
* Turn right at stop sign.

From Conifer, Bailey and the 285 corridor through downtown Evergreen

* From Conifer Safeway - follow Highway 73 to downtown Evergreen (approximately 9 miles).
* Turn right at the light to Highway 74.
* Follow Highway 74 to Meadow Drive (five-tenths of a mile).
* Turn left onto Meadow.
* There is a gas station at this corner and just beyond that DaKind Soup.
* Follow Meadow Drive about two-tenths of a mile to Iris Drive.
* Turn right.
* Follow Iris to Fireweed Drive.
* Turn right at stop sign.

From South Metro area (Littleton, Englewood, Castle Rock) or Colorado Springs

* Take C-470 west to US Highway 285 exit south (Fairplay). This is a right lane exit.
* Follow US Highway 285 into the foothills to Parmalee Gulch/Indian Hills exit (about 6 miles).
* Turn right at Parmalee Gulch.
* Follow Parmalee Gulch Road to Highway 74 about 5.7 miles.
* Parmalee becomes Meyers Gulch Road and ends at intersection of Highway 74 (Kittredge).
* Turn left on Highway 74.
* Stay on Highway 74 through Kittredge.
* About 1.9 miles past the center of Kittredge, you'll see a gas station on your right and a church on your left (this church is a good place to park - see below).
* Continue past the gas station one-tenth of a mile to Meadow Drive (there is a second gas station on the corner).
* Turn right on Meadow.
* Continue past the 7-11 to Iris Drive (about two-tenths of a mile).
* Turn right.
* Follow Iris to Fireweed Drive.
* Turn right at stop sign.

Where to park

Parking in the Center Stage lot is very limited, so please give yourself extra time to park and walk from one of the alternatives listed below.

Parking is available at the Evergreen Christian Church on the corner of Fireweed Drive and Iris Drive, from where you can walk down the hill to the theater (less than one-tenth of a mile).

There is also limited parking in the lot of the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration on Highway 74. Once there, walk over the small bridge at the east end of the parking lot, through the tunnel under the highway, and up the steps to Center Stage.