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 theatre — we’re here to build community, contribute to a thriving downtown, open a place for 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 kids range from Acting Classes to Summer Camps, giving students from 2nd-8th grade the skills required to perform while building confidence, teamwork and listening skills. Students gain experience in the basics, scene study, callback workshops, improv, audition prep and more.

A welcoming experience for all
We believe theatre is for everyone. We’ve built a comfortable, intimate setting that feels like home — close to the stage and the action with professional lighting, sound and amazing sightlines. Come as you are, and hang out with the actors, crew and your neighbors at the bar, lounge or our event space.


    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

    Amy Arpan  

    Patron Services Manager

    Tim Fishbaugh  

    House Manager


    Aimee Valdez


    Mark Lineaweaver


    Patrick Madison

    Vice President

    Jason Slowinsky



    David Prebble

    Julie Walker

    Geraldine Montano

    Chantal Rotondo

    Emily Wolf


    2019 Denver Westword –
    Best Theatre Work

    Nominee – Best Musical

    Carmen Shedd
    Nominee – Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical

    2019 True West Award

    Record-Breaking Musical


    Miners Alley Playhouse announces auditions on the Colorado Theatre Guild website, Actor’s Equity, and through the Miners Alley Facebook Page. Current auditions are listed below when available.

    MAPAC currently has no auditions posted. Please check back later for future auditions.