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The Crossroads

A Cozy 100 Seat Theater in need of Your Support

Inspired in 2001, built in 2007 and celebrating ten years in Denver, the Crossroads Theater offers compassionate space for artists, performers, organizers and activists within the Historic Cultural District of Five Points in Denver Colorado.

This cozy 100-seat venue is located on the corner of Welton & Washington Street—a local favorite and ideal for poetry, music, theater, film, dance, visual art, storytelling, lectures and community meetings—convenient for your audience with free covered parking and steps from the 27th Street D-Line light rail Station.

Crossroads Through the Years

Concept: 2001

2001

After Lewis was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2001, his priorities shifted. He scaled back his law work and focused almost exclusively on more creative pursuits. He became a regular at the Mercury Cafe and the Bindery|Space, a theater space across the street; he dabbled at producing plays and even helped manage the theater.
Build Complete: 2007

The Kurt Lewis Years (2007-2010)

In 2007 Kurt Lewis began construction of the Crossroads Denver Theater on the corner of 27th and Welton street directly in the heart of Five Points. On April 25, 2007, Cafe Nuba, the predecessor to Slam Nuba, christened Crossroads with a stunning slam-poetry performance.
City: 2010

The City Years (2010-2013)

Denver signed a three-year lease for Crossroads with Hope Communities in December 2010. The city’s roster of venues includes Red Rocks, the legendary 9,000-seat amphitheater, as well as 2,000-plus-seat theaters at the Denver Performing Arts Complex; Crossroads was its smallest space by far. To some, adding the theater seemed like an odd move for Denver — but the city had one very good reason to take on the project: If Lewis defaulted, the city would be stuck with a bad loan. Instead, Arts & Venues paid off $205,000 of Lewis’s loan to the Denver Office of Economic Development with excess funds raised through rental and parking fees the previous year.
CSL: 2013

The Center for Spiritual Living Years (2013-2016)

When Reverend James R. Chandler, founder of the Center for Spiritual Living Denver, died in 2011, his congregation found itself in transition. CSLD’s space in Capitol Hill was being sold, and the new minister, Mary Jo Honiotes, had to find the church a new home. She started holding services at Crossroads, and she fell in love with the space and Five Points. By the time the city was ready to let go of Crossroads at the end of 2012, CSLD was ready to sign on as the main tenant. The plan was to raise enough money through donations and theater rentals to cover the lease.
Shared Liberty NOW

Hopeful Down to the Last Minute

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Sustaining Membership

Sustaining Members pay $127 a month and get a rental rate as low as $35 an hour—hurry though as space is limited to only 33 Members—first come, first served.

Best Rate

Non-Profits will always get our best rate, though some decide to become Sustaining Members anyway ...

$65 / HR

Non-profit organizations, or those affiliated with a Non-Profit can always expect our best rate, regardless of membership status at just $65 an hour.

Standard Rate

We bill in quarter-hour increments, so regardless the function we have space to accommodate.

$100 / HR

Standard clients will receive our sticker price rate of $100 per hour on all events, including time to setup and tear-down.