Art for Everyone

The Denver Theatre District enlivens a 16-block area of downtown Denver through interactive, immersive and experimental arts and culture events and experiences. We provide creatives with a platform and financial support for sharing their work.

Many of our events and programs, such as Supernova and Understudy, become woven into the fabric of downtown or spark ideas and trends in other cities.

We formed the Denver Theatre District to bring light, art and activity to the streets of downtown Denver. The DTD launched as a public-private partnership backing the idea that managed outdoor media could support downtown activity and bring exciting unique urban experiences to the public. Over the years the DTD became a key participant in the downtown environment and a force in Denver’s artistic community.

we give people a reason to come downtown, be part of the city and have fun.


The DTD leaves a lasting impact on the Denver and artistic community through a revenue share model that is the first of its kind in the nation. Our media companies sell corporate advertising on the static and LED screens located throughout the district. We take a revenue share from those sales to fund art and cultural activities for the public. Recently, we worked with Colorado Business Committee for the Arts to determine our actual impact:


SPENT on District art and cultural activation


in DONATED LED screen time and billboard space to nonprofit arts organizations


experience-based events LAUNCHED OR SUPPORTED


visitors DRAWN downtown for unique cultural experiences

What’s Next



Natural Artifice

Natural Artifice is an art installation & 360° video experiment at Denver Theatre District’s Understudy exploring how technology has changed the way we experience, understand and fantasize about nature. The work explores our connections and disconnections to our natural environments through the artificial tropes that represent them. Our backyard, the American West, has been embellished and fantasized about repeatedly giving it a hyperbolic persona. With this landscape as a backdrop, the project reimagines different myths of Mother Nature in the digital age.

Artist: Jayne Butler

WHEN: April 22 through April 29 from 12:00pm – 6:00pm daily. Closed Mondays. Opening reception is Saturday, April 21st from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will only be open 4/21 from 6-9pm. Open 4/20 from Noon – 6pm.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Jayne Butler is an artist in the University of Denver’s Emergent Digital Practices program and this is her Master’s thesis project. Support your local emerging artists!

Understudy is located at the Colorado Convention Center / Theatre District light rail stop near 14th and Stout. Look for the B-Cycle station next to the light rail tracks or Shantell Martin’s art bench.

Board and Executives

Randy NicholsDTD Committee Chair

Lance ZanettAssistant General Manager, Colorado Convention Center

Tami DoorPresident/CEO, Downtown Denver Partnership Inc

Kent RiceExecutive Director, Denver Arts and Venues

Brian KittsDirector, Marketing & Communications, Denver Arts & Venues

Jayne BuckVice President of Tourism, Visit Denver

Tim VaccaDirector of Programs, Museum of Outdoor Art

Margaret HuntDirector Public Policy and Creative Districts, Colorado Creative Industries

David EhrlichExecutive Director



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