Shakespeare in the Sangres
WCPA Jones Theater Production
A Youth Presentation at the Historic Jones Theater, Westcliffe, Colorado
Another Youth Theater presentation by Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts, Westcliffe, Colorado
Much Ado about Nothing
Shadow of the Hummingbird
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean
Midsummer Night's Dream
Two Gentlemen
The Tempest
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The Sunshine Boys

by Neil Simon

May 12-15 and 19-22

Welcome to the Season of Laughter! With the shadow of COVID-10 still looming over us, the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts is devoting our 2022 season to Light and Laughter.

First up – Neil Simon’s classic comedy, The Sunshine Boys! Starring local favorites Tom “Frosty” Frostman and Dan Heister, the Sunshine Boys celebrates the reunion of two old vaudevillians.

The WCPA 2022-2023
Ten-Minute-Play Competition

Details TBA

The Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts (WCPA) announces the winners of its 2020 Ten-Minute-Play Competition, the organization’s eighteenth play competition. The WCPA Play Competition is dedicated to showcasing new works by playwrights and is sponsored by the nonprofit Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts in Westcliffe, Colorado.

The winning plays in the 2020 Ten-Minute Play competition will be produced in fall 2021. We had 50 entries in 2020, 13 semi-finalists, which we winnowed down to six finalists:

Calvin in the Library, Gerald Williams, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Stoolie, Seth Freeman, Pacific Palisades, CA
Little Carbon Footprint, Donald Ralph Lampton, Lexington, KY
Movie Reel, Jack Rushton, Newbury, MA
Madera Canyon, Kathleen Cahill, Salt Lake City, UT
It is an Ancient Mariner, Steven Doloff, New York, NY

Sponsorships and Donations

The Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts depends on donations, sponsorships, and other forms of support from individuals, foundations, and businesses. Put your name or your company’s name up in lights, get noticed by our 3,000 audiences each year. To find out about available sponsorships for shows, events, and more, please contact us. If you wish to become a sponsor now, please click on the Sponsor button below and fill out the Sponsorship Form.

Please visit the Support Us page to learn about the many important ways in which the community, individuals, and organizations support the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts and the Jones Theater. Your donation will help the WCPA with staging Shakespeare performances, plays, and youth activities, and ongoing improvements in Jones Theater facilities. The pages of this website provide additional information, images, and discussions of our work.

Become a WCPA Volunteer!

Have you ever been curious about what goes on backstage at our community theater, but you don’t act, dance or sing? Well guess what? Just as much fun goes on backstage and before and during the performance!

As a not-for-profit theater, we depend on the donated time and talents of our community to staff our organization. To learn about some of the jobs that keep a theater like the Jones in business, please visit our Support page. You may find some activities that interest you.


2021 Coming Attractions
at the Jones Theater

Adults, $9; Kids 12 & under, $6;
Seniors, $8; $1 discount Sunday Matinees

View Full Schedule

The 2021 Spirit Campaign

We are all so grateful for your support and could not keep going without your wonderful patronage. Please considering giving to the Spirit Campaign 2021 to help us bring our community more amazing live theater, movies, and events in 2022. Any amount is sincerely appreciated and helps us to keep our doors open.

Happy Holidays from all of us at WCPA!

The Spirit campaign is one of the important ways the community, individuals, and organizations support the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts and the Jones Theater. Please visit the Spirit Campaign 2021 page to learn about our accomplishments for this year and plans for 2022. A donation coupon is included.

The 2021 Season
At the Historic Jones Theater
and Park Amphitheater

Events | Plays | Youth Activities


The Shadow of the Hummingbird
by Athol Fugard
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 1-3, 7 p.m.
Sunday matinee, July 4, 2 p.m.

Much Ado About Nothing
By William Shakespeare
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 29–August 14, 6 p.m.

Creativity Camp
A summer class for children ages 7 to 12. TBD


Youth Theater!

*Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier
Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5, 7:30 p.m.

2020 Winning Ten-Minute-Play Performances
TBD For details about WCPA play competition, please visit our Call Board.


Biedermann and the Firebugs
October 8-10 and 15-17; Friday, Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday matinees, 2 p.m.

In Concert Presents: Rastrelli Cello Quartet
Sunday, October 24, 2:00 p.m.

Full Season Information


Much Ado About Nothing (2021)

2021 Shakespeare in the Sangres

Westcliffe Center
for the Performing Arts

Imagine an evening of Shakespeare in an outdoor amphitheater, watching the sun set over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as you enjoy a family picnic on the lawn followed by a superb performance. Come early, bring your chairs, blankets, and picnic. Put these performances on your 2021 calendar for July now!

Much Ado about NothingBenedick and Beatrice spar with a society set up to reward corrupt men and crush innocent women. However, even more notably, they spar with each other, and have served as the theatrical and literary model of “witty lovers” for hundreds of years, inspiring other writers from William Congreve to Jane Austen.

The production is scheduled for Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 6 p.m., July 29-August 14, at the usual location, the Silver West Feed Store Park.

Adults, $20; students (18 and under), and active military, $15; kids (12 and under), $5.
Tickets are available at the WCPA office and at
Candy’s Coffee and other local outlets.

Performance and Ticket Information

Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts
and the Historic Jones Theater

General Info: 719.783.3004
Ticket Info: 719.783.3004

WCPA/Jones Theater Address

119 Main St. • PO Box 790
Westcliffe, CO 81252

WCPA Theater Ticket Outlets

Candy’s Coffee Shop • 719.783.9516
106 So. 2nd Street • Westcliffe, CO
Arterburn Fine Arts • 719.783.2099
409 Main Street • Westcliffe, CO

Call for Shakespeare Volunteers

Each season WCPA /Jones theater welcomes new actors, musicians, and costumers for our Shakespeare in the Sangres productions. There are always a number of small and sometimes larger roles to fill, especially for men. If you have always wanted to try your hand at acting in Shakespeare this is your chance. We also have a large costume shop but we always need volunteers to help choose, make or remake costumes for our productions. If this sounds like an interesting opportunity for you to get involved in these exciting productions, please email your availability, willingness, and experience, and we will be in touch. Who knows you might become one of our newest stars!

NOTICE: Online ticket sales for 2021 are temporarily unavailable.

2021 Event Tickets

Our original online ticket sales provider, Diamond Ticketing, went out of business owing to Covid-19. The company has been purchased by AdventureTix, which will provide ticketing services. As soon as the transition to the new provider is completed, online ticketing will resume. Meanwhile, please contact the WCPA office at 719-783-3004 or by email ( for ticket information and sales.

2021-2022 Jones Theater Attendance Policies and Tickets

Attendance for performances in the Jones Theater will be limited to 50 seats to enable the audience to spread out in the theater. Also, we encourage everyone to wear masks until seated; during the performance, those who have been fully vaccinated need not wear them but nonetheless are encouraged to do so. Masks will be available at the theater.

Only 50 tickets will be available, first-come first-served. Tickets will be sold through the box office, which will be open at set times. Or you can call the WCPA office, reserve tickets, and come by to pay for them. For further information or to reserve your tickets, please call 719-783-3004 or email

Ticket prices are the same for both Jones Theater and Shakespeare in the Sangres performances: Adults, $20; students (18 and under), and Veterans, $15; kids (12 and under), $5.