Save the Date for upcoming conferences

Dec. 1-3, 2022 – 58th year

Dec. 7-9, 2023 – 59th year

Dec. 5-7, 2024 – 60th year

Dec. 4-6, 2025 – 61st year

Dec. 3-5, 2026 – 62nd year

Our Mission

To promote and strengthen theatre arts in education through theatrical experiences that provide creative enrichment for students and teachers.


Latest update, November 24, 2021

With COVID-19 surging across the state and hospital capacity threatened, Mayor Michael B. Hancock, joined by metro-area public health leaders, on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 announced a new face covering order for Denver as part of a coordinated approach to prevent the region’s hospital system from collapsing.
The Colorado State Thespian Conference will follow this Public Health Order and require all individuals regardless of vaccination status to remain masked during the conference with the following exceptions:
3b) individuals are deaf or hard of hearing or are communicating with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing
3c) individuals who are seated at a food service establishment or or actively eating or drinking
3d) Individuals who are asked to temporarily remove their face covering for identification purposes
3e) Individuals who are actively engaged in a public safety role such as law enforcement, firefighters, or emergency medical personnel
3f) Individuals who are actively engaged in a performing arts event … so long as the individual is maintains at least 12 feet of distance from non-household members (this applies to vaccinated individuals who are performing an IE or on mainstage – we ask all individuals who cannot provide proof of vaccination to stay masked up during these times)
To see the full public health order, CLICK HERE 
Students attending ThesCon will be required to wear a mask when not performing in the Individual Event or Mainstage portions of the event. Except for pre-determined mainstage performances prior to December 2, proof of vaccination or negative Covid tests will not be collected by Colorado Thespians and is left up to the individual school and district to determine if students should attend.
For the safety of self and others, please encourage all students and adults who are feeling sick to stay home . Due to contractual obligations with the City of Denver and the Colorado Convention Center, no refunds will be given to conference participants who cannot attend conference due to illness, or schools or school districts cancelling participation in the event.
Thank you for helping keep each other safe and curb the spread of Covid 19.

Recent Awards

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    EDTA 2015 President’s Award

    Presented to the Colorado State Thespians for distinguished contributions to the Association and to the field of educational theatre

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    Colorado Theatre Guild’s 2013 Henry Award

    Presented to the Colorado State Thespians for being an Advocate for Theatre Arts Education


Clearwing Productions
Point Source Audio
Internation Thespians Society
Dramatists Play Service
Pioneer Drama Service
Samuel French
Denver Center Education
Dramatic Publishing
Peak Productions
Colorado CTE
Colorado Creative Industries
College in Colorado
Arts for Colorado
Affordable Colleges Online
Hyatt Regency
Denver Center
International Thespians Society
Educational Theatre Association


Adams State University
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Arapahoe Libraries
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Broadway Artist Alliance
Broadway Training Intensive
Caine College of the Arts
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado State University
Costume Holiday House
CU Boulder Theatre & Dance
CU Lynx
Curious Theatre
Denver Center
Denver Center Education
Doane University Theatre Department
Educational Theatre Association
Fort Lewis College
Front Range Theatre Company
Hastings College
Indiana University South Bend
International Thespians Society
Laramie County Community College
Metro State College
Miami University
Midland University Performing Arts
Nebraska Wesleyan University
New Mexico State University
New School Performing Arts
New York Conservatory
New York Film Academy
NMSU Theatre Arts
Northglenn Arts
Opera colorado
Pepperdine University
Perry Mansfield
Saint Mary's University
Sam Houston State University
Sante Fe University of Art and Design
Sheridan College
Stage Manager Heaven
Stage Partners
Stephens College
Sterling College
Studio School Los Angeles
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts
The College Audition
Theatre Ave
Town Hall Arts Center
University of Denver
University of Evansville Theatre
University of Nebraska Lincoln
University of Northern Colorado
University of Oklahoma Helmerich School of Drama
University of South Dakota
University of Wyoming
Viterbo University
Western Nebraska Community College
Western Texas A&M
Western Wyoming Community College
Wolf Theatre Academy at the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center
XS Lighting & Sound