Live Theater for December 2014

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 4, 5, and 6, at 7:00 p.m.
Custer county High School Drama Club presents: ”Inspecting Carol”

The Custer County High School Drama program will be performing “Inspecting Carol” by Daniel J. Sullivan and The Seattle Repertoire Theater Company on December 4, 5, and 6 at 7 p.m. This comedy follows the exploits of a small town theater company that's trying to raise funds by staging their annual production of “A Christmas Carol” with a mismatched cast and only four days of rehearsal. The cast is nervously awaiting the arrival of an inspector from the National Endowment for the Arts with what grant money, if any, they will receive. A case of mistaken identity guarantees a production of this classic Dickens tale unlike anything you've ever seen. Come kick off the holiday season with some family-friendly entertainment.

Adult tickets $10, students and children $5.



The Jones Theater will be closed for the Winter except for the following special event:

In Concert

Sunday, January 18, at 2 p.m.
The PATTERSON/SUTTON DUO: Cello and Guitar

After that we start repairs on the theater floor, also installing new heating and a hearing loop to aid those who have difficult in hearing events in the theater. This restoration activity should be finished by early March 2015. Your donations to the Spirit Campaign and to our other fundraising efforts are greatly appreciated. Our goal is to keep the Historic Jones Theater alive to entertain you and your families and friends for at least another 70 years.

Warm Regards and many thanks for all of your support. We wish you a wonderful Holliday Season!

Anne Kimbell Relph
President and Artistic Director
WCPA/ Jones theater


Jones Theater Restoration and Improvements

The Jones Theater successfully launched a "Go Fund Me" internet funding campaign in March 2014. The Campaign was organized and directed by former Westcliffe residents Peter Link and Julia Wade of Watchfire Music and was successful in raising 50% of the funds required to restore the Jones auditorium.

The campaign continues to finish raising sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) to re-insulate and restore the Jones Theater auditorium. This includes restoring the floor of the auditorium with a concrete base, repairing the east wall of the auditorium and re- insulating it to cut down on propane costs. In addition, the old heaters in the auditorium will be replaced with new energy efficient ones in the auditorium floor. A very special part of the project is to install a hearing loop in the auditorium so that people wearing hearing aids can enjoy the theater movies, plays, and music without distortion.

For those interested in making a contribution to the campaign for theater restoration and improvements, donations can be made by mail to the Jones Theater, P.O. Box 790, Westcliffe, CO 81252. If you prefer, we accept donations via PayPal. Click the button below.

We look forward to continuing a very successful campaign and welcoming you to an updated Jones Theater auditorium for the 2015 season.

Donations are tax deductible since we are a not for profit organization. A receipt and thank you letter will be sent to you for your donation.

Thank you so much for your help and consideration,

Anne Kimbell Relph, President WCPA



“OUTDOOR THEATER AT ITS BEST”

WCPA presents a different play each evening in the beautiful outdoor amphitheater behind the Jones Theater.  Included in season ticket.
(719) 783-3004

Performances will be in the Feedstore Amphitheater Park,
behind the Jones Theater.
Tickets: Adults, $20; Teens 16 and under, $15; Kids, 12 and under, $5.
Come early and bring blankets and/or chairs.
The Park opens at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking.


WCPA Accomplishments

  • View the splendid piece in the Colorado Springs Gazette about the Jones Theater and Shakespeare in the Sangres.
  • The Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts was created in 1992 as a not-for-profit corporation to maintain the Historic Jones Theater both as a movie and theater house for the Westcliffe, Colorado Community.
  • Thanks to generous foundation grants and the efforts of many volunteers the theater has been restored and refurbished to its original 30's glamour.
  • A major addition, Studio 2, was made in 2003.
  • Studio 2 provides sets and costumes, a Youth Theater for rehearsals and exhibits, a home for KWMV radio and living quarters for summer interns.
  • The first outdoor production was presented in 2007 using an outdoor stage and park-like seating area next to the theater on 2nd Street in Westcliffe.
  • We present 8 live theater productions each summer as well as a full season of first-run movies in our theater which has 148 seats.The Amphitheater next to the Historic Jones Theater
  • The local high school drama club presents several productions during the year.
  • The Theater is also used for many concerts ranging from jazz to bluegrass to opera throughout the year.
  • We were honored to receive the El Pomar award for Excellence in Arts and Humanities in 2004 and have continued to expand our artistic horizons. Our new “Shakespeare in the Sangres” initiative for 2008 is an example of our cultural outreach, expansion and service to this rural community.