Town Hall Arts Center. A special place in Littleton Colorado.October 16, 2020 | by Janet Jerde | Community
There are many little gems in our Littleton community and one of our favorites is the Town Hall Arts Center. We are proud to support and include Town Hall Arts Center into Aspen Groves outdoor events and to help us bring cool things to our center.
Their mission, to enrich the cultural, social, and educational life of the community through professionally produced live theater, concerts and other cultural events, and year-round educational programs for children and adults.
Built in 1920, the building was originally the City of Littleton’s Town Hall. The current lobby once housed the city fire truck and the scene shop in the basement was once a jail. The second-floor auditorium served as a community meeting room where the city council met, where court was held, and where community dances took place. The present Stanton Art Gallery once housed city offices.
In the mid-1950s, a new city center was built about six blocks away, and the old town hall stood vacant. Then, in 1980, a group of local citizens decided the growing city needed a performing arts center. They mounted a fundraising campaign, and two years later a newly expanded and remodeled facility saw the first season staged in the intimate upstairs theater that seats 260.
Today, the Town Hall Arts Center is governed by a volunteer board of nine that oversees our staff comprised of an Executive Director and five full-time employees, and five part-time staff. The organization was founded and has continued to operate, on the belief the immediate availability of excellent performing and visual arts significantly enriches the cultural, social, and educational life of a community. The Town Hall Arts Center was established to provide such opportunities for the people of the south Denver metro area. To that end, its programming is designed to provide quality live entertainment in the areas of theater, music, and dance.