Our 59th season is all about Discovery, whether you are discovering Creede and CRT for the first time or fiftieth, we cannot wait to share the magic of theatre at 9,000ft with you!

Ticket sales only cover a portion of the cost to run our theatre and educational programs. The balance comes from business sponsors, foundations, and generous contributions from superfans like you! Through attending performances, volunteering, bringing others to CRT, and making financial donations, you make art possible in our little mountain town. However you choose to participate, we’re grateful for your investment in Creede and Creede Repertory Theatre. Thank you for all you allow us to do!


Great storytelling

New plays for the American stage

The economy of Creede, CO

Education programs that impact over 37,000 students in rural communities each year, including:

Free Friday Day Camps

Free tuition for the annual The KID Show program Residencies in the Creede School and Creede Early Learning Center

Equitable access to arts education for rural schools in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah through the Young Audience Outreach Tour

Free tickets for local kids

Individual Giving

Folks like you play a vital role in bringing our artistic dreams and exceptional education programs to life. Donate online, send a check, or come see us at the Mainstage – we even take Venmo!

Corporate Giving

CRT is proud to be supported by so many local businesses. You can give back to the community by supporting the arts we produce here – sponsor a show today! Many companies also sponsor matching programs to give to the nonprofits their employees love. Check with your employer today to see if your gift is eligible!

Restricted Gifts

You get to decide where your gift goes. Education? Headwaters New Play Program? New curtains for the mainstage? Rehearsal room improvements? You choose!


Creede Repertory Theatre’s endowment fund is designed to provide a resource that will help the theatre thrive for years to come. We invite you to join us in this effort of building a long-term refuge for the family that has been there for us since day one.



CO taxpayers now have the option to donate all or a portion of their state tax refund to a qualifying CO nonprofit in the state. To support CRT through the ReFUND program, enter the name and registration number of Creede Repertory Theatre, #20023003099, on the “Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit” line of your tax return.


Creede Rep participates in Colorado’s Enterprise Zone program. CO residents who make a donation of $100 or more are eligible for a 25% state tax credit on their donation. Please contact Lori in our development office for more information.

Join us for…


Our biennial gala is an evening of fine dining, wonderful friends, and fabulous entertainment provided by CRT’s finest artists at the beautiful Rio Grande Club & Resort. You’ll hear amazing stories of the impact your support has had in Creede and across the rural Southwest; there will be incredible live and silent auction items, opportunities to be part of the work we’re doing, and more laughter and fun than you can imagine. We hope to see you there!


Usher for a Show

Hand out programs, tear tickets, and assist patrons in finding their seats! Volunteer to usher two shows and receive one complimentary ticket!

Ushers must be at least six years old and able to pass out programs, take tickets, and/or show patrons to their seats. Ushers must arrive at the theatre 45 minutes before scheduled curtain time and stay 10 minutes after the show begins. Fun for the whole family!

To Usher, click the button below or reach out to our Patron Services team at (719) 658-2540 /

Planned Giving

Take the next step in supporting CRT, join the Legacy Circle and secure artistic excellence for future generations.

Arranging a planned gift with Creede Repertory Theatre may provide tax advantages for your estate while allowing you to share your passion for live theater. CRT suggests that you consult your attorney or financial advisor to arrange a planned gift through a bequest, life insurance, annuities, trusts, IRAs or other planned giving arrangements.

Planned Gifts may be made to Creede Repertory Theatre, Inc. You can make a gift to Creede Repertory Theatre in your estate by using the following language: “I hereby give and bequeath to Creede Repertory Theatre, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation in Creede, CO (specific amount, percentage of estate, or specific property) for general purposes.”

I’ve done shows here that changed my life, shows that taught me who I am and how I should choose to live.

— Graham Ward, Company Member 2012-2023


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