The Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts serves as a home for the performing arts in a community where none existed before. Some of our goals are to introduce local young people and adults to, and train them in, acting, directing, and production in music, dance, and drama.

In addition to WCPA-sponsored happenings, we make the Jones Theater available each year for events, dance, music, plays, and other performances by community and outside performing arts groups. As 2020 events are booked over the next few months this page will be updated. Please check back from time to time!

Mark Cormican and Starwood
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 7 p.m.

Mark Cormican and Starwood first played the Jones Theater in 2018.
The Band has performed their unique John Denver tribute shows all over the United States.
Band members are:

Mark Cormican and Starwood return to the Historic Jones Theater in 2020

Mark Cormican (6 and 12-string guitars and lead vocals)

Johnny Neill (fiddle) – Johnny was the Western Music Assn. Instrumentalist of the Year in 2013

Ernie Martinez (mandolin, guitar and banjo) – Ernie was the Western Music Assn. Instrumentalist of the Year in 2018

Tony Ortega (electric guitar and steel guitar) – Tony is a member of the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame

Jim Fischer (upright bass) – Jim is the premier bassist in the Denver area.

Adults, $20; students (18 and under) and active military, $15; kids (12 and under), $5.

5-week Intensive Acting Class for Adults
Mondays, 6-8 p.m. starting January 13, 2020

The WCPA is offering a 5-week intensive acting class for adult Theater enthusiasts of all skill levels. The class will held Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting January 13, 2020. The class will offer instruction in basic method acting technique, script analysis, and approach to Shakespeare.The class is designed for beginners and experienced actors.

The cost for the course is $90 which includes text and materials. High school students age 15 and above will be allowed to take the course for free. Scholarships are available for those who need assistance. Sessions will take place in Studio 2 at the Jones Theater.

For any questions or to sign up for the class please call the Jones Theater, 783-3004, or email

We hope to see you in class and at auditions soon!

Chris Tabb, Artistic Director

WCPA Open Casting Call Was Held
Saturday, January 25, 1 p.m.

Cast lists have been assembled and are now available on the Call Board.

For more information, contact Elliot at the Jones Theater, 783-3004.

In Concert Presents: The Boulder Bassoon Quartet

Single Tickets
General Admission, $15; Student $5

Buy tickets in Westcliffe, Colorado
at Candy’s Coffee on 2nd Street
Loan A Ranger and All the Range on Main Street
or at the door at the Jones Theater one hour before the performance.

In Concert: Classical Music in the Valley hosts
Veronika String Quartet (VSQ) at the Historic Jones Theater in Westcliffe
Sunday, March 22, 2020 – 2:00 p.m.

The award-winning Veronika String Quartet (VSQ) established itself as an outstanding ensemble very early after its formation in Moscow in 1989. The group is known for its versatility and extraordinary musicianship. The unique sound of the VSQ has led to success in international competitions as well as in concert halls throughout the U.S. and abroad. Known for its innovative programming, the Quartet is committed to performing a wide range of repertoire, from beloved classics to neglected masterpieces. This will be the third time VSQ has performed in Westcliffe.

Veronika Afanassieva. Voilin
Karina Garibova. Violin
Ekaterina Dobrotvorskaia, Viola
Scott Kluksdahl, Cello

The Veronika String Quartet (VSQ) will perform for students at the Custer County Schools on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Annual Anne Relph Memorial Golf Tournamen

This important event is held each year in recognition of WCPA Founder Anne Kimbell Relph’s many contributions to our community. Join us! You can participate: as a player, sponsor, and/or participant in festivities after the tournament.

Please contact Paul Wenke for details:
719-783-9054, ext. 210;

Southern Colorado Community Band
Sunday, June 7, 2020, 2 p.m.

This is an annual event to kick off the summer season with a FREE concert by the Southern Colorado Community Band in the Hermit Park Pavilion, Westcliffe, Colorado.