Creede Hotel & Restaurant

The Creede Hotel, originally Zang’s Hotel, was built in 1892 and is situated on Creede’s historic Main Street. We are proud to continue the 130-year old tradition of food and service to the Creede community. Our newly remodeled kitchen features regional and international flavors, and our outdoor dining tent has a stage that is often programmed with live music. We are located next door to the Creede Repertory Theater for convenient pre-show dining.


Antlers Rio Grande Lodge & Riverside Restaurant

Bordering national forest on a secluded bend of the Rio Grande, Antlers is known for its premier trout fishing waters and offers a variety of lodging accommodations to the public. At the end of the day, enjoy fine dining and live music on the banks of the river at the Riverside Restaurant. Open Tuesday through Sunday for breakfast and dinner. 

Broken Arrow Ranch and Land Company

A love for the outdoors and commitment to family and community defines Broker/Owners Anne and Dale Pizel. They have been connecting people with their dreams for over 30 years. Dale and Anne know almost every corner of Creede, and they can’t wait to share it with you! Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Jen Houston & Alan Busche

On the Stage of Sondheim Concert Series

Clarence V. Laguardia Foundation

Young Audience Outreach Tour

Coffee on the Fly

Boomtown! Improv

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) strengthens Colorado by investing in affordable housing and community development. Since 1974, CHFA’s financing has assisted Coloradans living and working in all of Colorado’s 64 counties. With relevant products and streamlined services, we can help Coloradans become homeowners, grow their businesses, or create and preserve affordable rental housing. CHFA also engages with communities to learn about unique needs, inform investment, and build capacity. Together, we work to realize our vision that everyone in Colorado will have the opportunity for housing stability and economic prosperity. Prima’s Guide to Funerals

Creede America Group

Creede America is a unique neighborhood that sits up on the mesa on the west side of the city of Creede. Great architecture, cutting-edge green technologies, and stunning views make Creede America the place to be in Creede. On the Stage of Sondheim Concert Series

Dane G. Hansen Foundation

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for the people of Northwest Kansas to enjoy the highest possible quality of life. Fulfillment of our mission is predicated on three specific goals: reverse the population decline, increase the economic opportunities, and strengthen critical community services. Young Audience Outreach Tour

Del Norte Bank

As a mutual bank, Del Norte Bank’s philosophy is to be TRUE to the community with an honest approach as a LOCAL financial institution providing necessary BANK products to individuals and businesses to facilitate community success. True, Local, Bank. Young Frankenstein, Prima’s Guide to Funerals

Kirk & Charlotte Dooley

The Importance of Being Earnest, Boomtown! Improv

Dragonfly Flats

Dragonfly Flats is the newest luxury living accommodation on Creede’s Main St. This newly renovated Victorian masterpiece has 4 separate flats that can be rented separately or together. Relax on the porch swing, rockers or bistro tables, enjoy the fire-pit in the backyard or step out your front door to the center of the dining and arts district. It’s the ultimate luxury vacation spot and walking distance to everything! Dogs welcome.

Genny Basler Memorial Fund

The Genny Basler Memorial Fund was founded in memory of Genny Basler, a longtime Creede resident and lover of Creede Repertory Theatre. Genny saw her first show at Creede Repertory Theatre in 1993, the summer after her nephew John David Lentz was a member of the CRT company, and from the moment the lights went up, she was hooked. Genny and her family have been regulars in the CRT audience every summer. In the summer of 2003, she and her husband, Tom, retired to Creede and became much more than regulars – they became part of the CRT family. Genny was an early member of the Creede chapter of the Friends of CRT, and as President of the Ladies Aid Society in Creede, orchestrated many tech dinners to feed CRT company members. Her presence was always felt at CRT as a regular volunteer, patron, and friend. On June 19, 2017, Genny and her husband, Tom, were returning to Creede from the Valley when their car was struck by an oncoming car on Hwy. 160 just west of Monte Vista. Genny was killed instantly. A longtime supporter and friend of Creede Repertory Theatre, Genny was beloved by all, and her presence in the CRT audience will be forever missed. Donations made to CRT in Genny’s name will be entered into the memorial fund to help support future CRT shows. The KID Show

Chuck & Kay Harbert and The Rio Grande Angler

Chuck and Kay have actively supported the theatre through the years, with Kay serving as a Board member from 2002-2008. Long-time play sponsors and fundraisers, they believe that CRT is an integral part of the Creede experience. Young Frankenstein

Paul & Jennifer Harrison

My family started attending CRT plays in the summer of 1977, which was our first year in Creede. My parents immediately fell in love with Creede and all it has to offer and soon purchased our summer home in the mountains. It has been passed on to me and my family, and we adore Creede just as much as my parents. All that to say, this will be my 47th season of attending productions at CRT, and I can’t wait for this season to open. Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Tom & May Claire Hetzel

The Importance of Being Earnest

Robert & Julia Johns


Marti & Steve Kiely

Grateful fans of CRT. The Importance of Being Earnest

Krueger Charitable Foundation

The Krueger Charitable Foundation’s commitment has been instrumental in supporting the literacy component of CRT’s Young Audience Outreach Tour. Their gift makes it possible for CRT to give a children’s book to each of our young audience members after every tour performance. We hand out close to 25,000 books each year because of the Krueger Foundation’s generous support. Young Audience Outreach Tour

Peggy Longwood Lamb

Peggy Longwood Lamb has been a part of the Creede community since 1939 when her parents bought their cabin at Spar City. She has witnessed this historic venue’s transformation from a movie house to its present use as the home of the Creede Repertory Theatre. Desiring to secure the financial stability of CRT, Ralph and Peggy Lamb established the Ralph & Peggy Lamb Endowment Fund in 1994, paving the way for the creation of the CRT endowment. The leadership and vision of Ralph and Peggy will forever provide a rich cultural legacy for Creede and its community of visitors. The Importance of Being Earnest

Lindsey & Pete Leavell 

Proud sponsors of Headwaters since 2012! Prima’s Guide to Funerals

John David Lentz Memorial Fund

John David Lentz was a much-beloved company member at Creede Repertory Theatre in 1992. After the conclusion of the season, John traveled to San Diego where he was enrolled in a Master of Fine Arts theater program at the University of San Diego. John completed his MFA requirements on April 29, 1994 but was killed in a random shooting in Balboa Park on May 1, 1994. In 2015, a five-year campaign was launched to permanently endow the John David Lentz Memorial Fund at CRT. Over the coming years, we will ensure that the Fund continues to honor John’s life, long into the future. The Importance of Being Earnest

The Monte Vista Cooperative

The Monte Vista Coop is owned and operated by members of the San Luis Valley, serving the essential needs of our members, with all profits going back into the communities. With a large pallet of agriculture products and services available, the Monte Vista Coop can be a useful tool to help you improve the profitability of your operation. We are passionately committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products, most innovative solutions, and services delivered with integrity and professionalism. Boomtown! Improv

National Endowment for the Arts

Tiny Tour

Karen & Charles Nearburg


Oleo Ranch

Colorado vacation cabins offer luxury, off-the-grid accommodations, completely surrounded by National Forest and Wilderness Area. The seven cabins range from 2-4 bedrooms. Hiking, private fishing, horseback riding. Stables available for guests. Along the Silver Thread Byway towards Lake City, approximately 35 miles from Creede. 

Quiller Gallery

The Quiller Gallery has had a partnership in the arts with Creede Repertory Theatre since 1970. We applaud CRT for the enrichment of thousands of children’s lives in the past 58 years. The KID Show

Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation

The purpose of the Foundation is to assist non-profit organizations with projects that are designed to improve the lives of people who reside in The Pueblo Chieftain circulation area, all within Colorado counties.

Young Audience Outreach Tour

San Juan Sports

Open since 1974, San Juan Sports provides for all your outdoor adventuring needs. As proud distributors of the finest outdoor products, San Juan Sports offers outdoor sporting equipment, apparel, and shoes. Also, check out our tee shirt shop, San Juan Sports T-Shirt Company (next to the Kentucky Belle Market), and have a beverage with us at Sunnyside Bar! Don’t forget to join our mailing list at As always – adventure on friends, but before you go out…come in! Young Frankenstein

San Luis Valley Federal Bank

Since 1899 we’ve been serving the banking needs of our members. We’re happy to share some of our success with our community, and proud to support the amazing work of CRT. 

SLVREC / Ciello

SLVREC and Ciello: A powerful connection… are proud to support CRT. Applauding the theatre for its commitment to the arts and its patrons, CRT is a pillar in the Creede community. The Importance of Being Earnest

The Slater Family


Tomkins Hardware

Tomkins Hardware and Lumber has been located on Main Street since 1892. Under new ownership since 2019, we carry everything that contractors and homeowners need for projects large and small, and our professional staff is always ready to advise and help you tackle any project. Young Frankenstein

Tucker-McDermott Foundation

Stan and Michael Tucker-McDermott started the Tucker-McDermott Foundation to benefit education and the arts in Del Norte and Creede. It’s an honor to support CRT and the amazing impact the theatre has on this community. Young Frankenstein

Vacation Rental Collective, The Creede Collection

The Creede Collection is a highly personalized vacation rental management company. Locally owned and managed by a 4th generation Creede family, we take pride in managing and renting properties in Creede and the surrounding areas. We unite owners and travelers in finding the perfect Vrbo and AirBnB style private lodging accommodation in one of the best vacation destinations in the West – the San Juan Mountains and the Rio Grande Valley! Visit us online at We look forward to hosting you! Mary Beth Miles, Sean Bannon, & Amanda Miles. Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

The Valley Courier

Valley Courier publisher Keith R. Cerny, a CRT board member, and his wife Debra Sowards-Cerny are regular supporters of the theatre because of the economic impact CRT has on the entire San Luis Valley. We invite you to keep up on the news of the San Luis Valley at and follow us on Facebook. The Valley Courier salutes the staff and crew of CRT and looks forward to another outstanding theatre season. Prima’s Guide to Funerals

The Melvin & Elaine Wolf Foundation

We wish you the best season possible. May your art bring light where there is none, smiles where there was unhappiness and joy to the hearts of children. In the words of the Bard through Hamlet, “…let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action…Young Audience Outreach Tour


For more information, please contact:
Lori Heinrich, Development Director  |  (719) 658 -2540, Ext 2006