Anything Goes Colorado Light Opera seriesName: University Theatre

Year Built: 1902

Architect: George W. Rowe

Today: Building houses performance and rehearsal spaces, classrooms and labs for the Theatre and Dance departments.

Once Upon a Time: The building originally housed the Buckingham Library, which in 1937 was ranked the 24th in the country. A $2,000 donation by Boulder banker and university supporter Charles Buckingham in 1877 went directly to the purchase of new books for a university library.

Did You Know: The University Theatre Building is home to the Charlotte York Irey Dance Theatre, the University Theatre, the Loft Theatre and the Acting Studio. Over a dozen productions are presented each year featuring student and faculty actors, dancers, choreographers, directors, and designers.

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Information and historic photos courtesy of CU Heritage Center, colored photos by Patrick Campbell/University of Colorado