Building community and the future of the Arts
one connection at a time.

The performing arts bring people together like nothing else can. The Miners Alley Performing Arts Center is more than a theatre — we’re here to build community, contribute to a thriving downtown, empower kids to learn, and create a hub for meetings, events, and classes in the heart of Golden.

World-Class Theatre
We attract top talent from across the country, providing actors, directors, writers, designers, and technicians with professional opportunities to hone their skills and pay their bills. We are proud to be an Actors Equity Union Theatre.

Extensive Educational Opportunities for Kids & Adults
Programs for young people range from after-school classes to summer camps, giving students from preschool through high school the skills required to perform while building confidence, teamwork, and listening skills. 

A welcoming experience for all
We believe theatre is for everyone. We’ve built a comfortable, intimate setting that feels like home. You’ll be close to the stage and the action, enjoying the professional performances and design work of our outstanding creative teams. Come as you are, and hang out with the actors, crew, and your neighbors at the bar in our lobby!


    Our Mission

    The Miners Alley Performing Arts Center mission is to be an educational and experience-oriented professional theatre — to provide opportunities for actors, directors, writers, designers, and technicians to gain valuable experience in a positive and supportive environment and get paid a living wage.  


    Founded in 1993 as Morrison Theatre Company, the Miners Alley Playhouse moved to Golden in 2003 with support from the greater Golden community and Golden Civic Foundation. After nearly a decade of unprecedented growth, MAPAC became a proud member of Actors Equity in 2019, cementing our status as one of the premier small professional theatres in the region. 



    Lisa DeCaro  

    Executive Director

    Len Matheo  

    Producing Artistic Director

    Jonathan Scott-McKean  


    Dr. Heather Beasley 

    Director of Education

    Rory Pierce  

    Director of Children’s Theatre

    Warren Sherrill  

    Associate Artistic Director

    Amy Arpan  

    Patron Services Manager

    Mary Jo Calandriello  

    Volunteer Program Manager

    Tim Fishbaugh  

    House Manager


    Julie Walker


    Mark Lineaweaver


    Patrick Madison

    Vice President

    Jason Slowinski



    Matt Plavnick

    David Prebble

    Chantal Rotondo

    Dendy Sloan

    Aimee Valdez

    Emily Wolf