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Building on Excellence Campaign

As Denver Academy welcomes its 50th Anniversary in 2022, we have embarked on one of the most impactful projects in the history of our school. The Building on Excellence capital campaign is propelling the school forward. Thanks to our generous community, the James E. Loan Athletic Center and the renovation of the Elementary Building are complete and DA’s Endowment Fund has increased by $2MM.

The Show Must Go On!

"Our current theater is not suitable for the dynamic performances that our students deliver."
-Head of School Mark Twarogowski

Construction of a New Performing Arts Center

At DA, theater is a place where students find their bliss, discover their courage, and learn new skills. For seniors, it offers a rite of passage to master a Shakespeare play before exiting stage right. For some, it’s a chance to play an instrument and perform in front of an audience or find their voice through song.
What will you find in the new Performing Arts Center?
  • A grand theater with sectional seating and a mezzanine. Total seated capacity = 250 guests
  • A black box theater/classroom for intimate performances and classes
  • Improved sound, lighting and AV systems
  • Central lobby with ticket office and room for pre- and post-performance functions
  • Acoustic separation between spaces
  • A scene shop with rollup doors for easy access to the main stage
  • Expanded hallways and entrances for accessibility.
  • Five restrooms 
  • Separation of front of house from back of house during performances
  • An outdoor facing restroom for athletic field activities
  • A convenient and dramatic entry located near parking and drop-off areas
Bigger and Better Spaces
The New Performing Arts Center will:
  • Increase the number of classes and programming that can occur simultaneously 
  • Double the size of our main stage, lobby, and scene shop 
  • Give DA a black box theater, make up and choral music rooms and a ticket office
  • Be a community gathering space for plays, talent shows, concerts, poetry slams, keynote lectures, symposiums, debates and assemblies.
  • Allow the entire lower school or entire high school to join together
Our generous community has donated over $8.8MM to this important project. Please join the cast by making a donation. We hope to break ground in the late spring of 2022 if we are able to raise an additional $1.5MM.

For more information about the Performing Arts Center fundraising campaign, please contact:

Karen Lozow
Director of Development
303-777-5870 x218