Programs at Northglenn Arts
Northglenn Arts is home to the Parsons Theatre and is north metro Denver’s oldest theatre providing entertainment year-round to patrons of all ages.
Northglenn Arts Presents is a collaborative program that offers its audience the opportunity to experience performances outside of its own. Because of this, we are able to provide more diverse and impactful offerings that we would otherwise not have the capacity to produce ourselves. It helps create more opportunity for north metro residents, expands the collaborative organization’s reach, and allows support for all companies to thrive.
Theatrical auditions are held throughout the year offering youth (ages 6-18) 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), and Northglenn Chorale (year-round). Additionally, classes are offered through NYT Academy and include programs in drama, dance, art and theatre education.
Northglenn Arts hosts performances and films for citizens of all ages, including the Travel Film Series and the Summer Concert Series held on Festival Lawn. Special events include our Summer Movie Series featuring a film Wednesday nights in July on Festival Lawn; 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 & 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.