Thank you for your patience and support during the past 15 months.  While we feel the time is now right to re-open, we have cautionary measures in place to ensure your comfort in returning. We hope you will continue to be patient and supportive as we bring live theatre back to our patrons.

  • PROOF of Full Vaccination please. Because of the size of the auditorium and the limitations imposed by distancing, we have made the difficult decision to admit only fully vaccinated patrons at this time.
  • Proof would be the validation you received at the time of vaccination, e.g. CDC card or picture of it on your phone.
  • Masks at this point are also required.  
  • Socially Distanced show capacity is 47 seats and Traditional Seated show capacity is 99 seats.
  • Please maintain distancing in the lobby when entering and exiting the auditorium. 
  • Dispose of your trash


Other safeguards include: 

  • Fully vaccinated and masked staff
  • Daily cleaning of high-touch surfaces
  • Concession sneezeguard
  • Sanitizer and wipes in the lobby


We recognize this will not work for all.  We look forward to the time when we can admit everyone but right now your safety and comfort in returning to the theatre is our highest priority.


Thank you in advance for your consideration and co-operation. We look forward to seeing you!


There is a lot going on at Thunder River Theatre Co., but rather than focusing on the “what” (stay tuned for those details), we thought we’d start with the the “who.” Enter Missy Moore, our new artistic director. Audiences may recognize her from her role as Trisha in “The Pink Unicorn.” Now, the Colorado native is taking the creative helm at what is already starting to feel like her home theatre. And she’s hit the ground running, having cast “Men on Boats” to jumpstart what’s sure to be an exciting, in-person 2021-22 season at TRTC.

More than that, though, she’s also looking forward to getting to know and collaborate with the broader artistic community.

“Collaboration is key to our art form, not competition,” she said. “It is the heartbeat of our craft and I thrive on it as an artist.” 

We can’t wait to welcome our patrons back into the theatre space and introduce everyone.


Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. The true(ish) history of John Wesley Powell’s 1869 expedition to chart the Colorado River.

A one-armed captain and a crew of insane but loyal volunteers comprise the Powell Geographic Expedition and the cast of characters in the story, but in Jaclyn Backhaus’ telling, there’s neither man nor boat in sight. Says Artistic Director Missy Moore, herself having played the role of Hawkins before being in the director’s chair to launch the TRTC 2021-22 season: “Very rarely do we get to go on an adventure. We’re usually cast as the mom or the sexy lover or the asexual tomboy. Very rarely do female actors get to step into a role where they transform because of the heightened adventure, where death is the possibility.”

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