Northglenn Arts Programs
Northglenn Arts is home to the DL Parsons Theatre, located inside the Northglenn Recreation Center, and is north metro Denver’s oldest theatre providing entertainment year-round to patrons of all ages. Theatrical auditions are held throughout the year offering youth (ages 6-18) and adults (18 and over) an opportunity to perform in community theatre. Live theatrical performances include works from the Northglenn Youth Theatre (May and November), Missoula Children’s Theatre (January and July), Northglenn Players (July and December), and Northglenn Chorale (year-round). Additionally, classes are offered through NYT Academy and include programs in drama, dance and theatre education.
Northglenn Arts presents performances and films for citizens of all ages, including Magical Mornings and Break Escape performances for school age children, the Travel Film Series for adults, and our outstanding A Cappella Concert Series at the DL Parsons Theatre and the Summer Concert Series held at EB Rains Jr. Memorial Park. Special events include our Summer Movie Series featuring a film every Friday night in August at EB Rains Memorial Park; Night of the Stars Talent Show for youth ages 8-18; Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Ball giving dads and their daughters a special night of dinner and dancing; and the summer’s Teddy Bear Picnic offering young kids and their fuzzy bears a morning to dance and have fun in the park.
Northglenn’s Art on Parade program, launched in 2001, is a unique one-year outdoor sculpture-on-loan program that features the work of up to six professional sculptors in our outdoor gallery at EB Rains Jr. Memorial Park. Each January, we offer an open entry or Call for Artist to collect submissions of artwork into the program. Citizens can volunteer for the AOP Selection Committee and choose the top six sculptures which are installed at EB Rains in late spring. In the fall, Northglenn citizens are asked to vote on the sculpture they would like to see the Northglenn Arts and Humanities Foundation purchase. The Citizen’s Choice sculpture is added to the City’s permanent public art collection in community parks. Through active engagement between artists, community and staff, the public art exhibit strives to reflect the City’s cultural richness.