Cranford Hall Auditorium - Built in 1890, the auditorium served as the primary performance space at the State Normal School (later Colorado State Teachers College and, still later, the University of Northern Colorado) until 1949 when an arson-set fire made the space unusable. (Image use courtesy of Special Collections, Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado.)

Cranford Hall Auditorium - Built in 1890, the auditorium served as the primary performance space at the State Normal School (later Colorado State Teachers College and, still later, the University of Northern Colorado) until 1949 when an arson-set fire made the space unusable. (Image use courtesy of Special Collections, Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado.)

Helen Langworthy Theatre - The space began life as the Frasier Hall Auditorium in 1954, but was renamed in 1985 in honor of Ms. Langworthy for her many contributions to the Theatre Department and the Little Theatre of the Rockies. Langworthy Theatre remains a vital performance space for the University of Northern Colorado’s School of Theatre Arts and Dance. (Image use courtesy of Special Collections, Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado.)

Helen Langworthy Theatre - The space began life as the Frasier Hall Auditorium in 1954, but was renamed in 1985 in honor of Ms. Langworthy for her many contributions to the Theatre Department and the Little Theatre of the Rockies. Langworthy Theatre remains a vital performance space for the University of Northern Colorado’s School of Theatre Arts and Dance. (Image use courtesy of Special Collections, Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado.)

Garden Theatre, UNC - Dedicated in 1940, the Garden Theatre has hosted many performances, most notably the annual Summer Concert Under the Stars series, which has brought a diversity of musical talent to Greeley. (Image use courtesy of Special Collections, Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado.)

Garden Theatre, UNC - Dedicated in 1940, the Garden Theatre has hosted many performances, most notably the annual Summer Concert Under the Stars series, which has brought a diversity of musical talent to Greeley. (Image use courtesy of Special Collections, Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado.)

Foundation Hall, UNC - Original operated as the Colorado movie theater from 1957 until the mid-1970s, UNC re-dedicated the building as Foundation Hall in 1976. Since that time, university’s music and opera programs have used the venue extensively. Also, from 1976 until 1988, Foundation Hall served as the primary home of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra. The opening of the Campus Commons in 2019 provided a new performance space for UNC’s musicians and singers, bringing to an end the use of Foundation Hall. (Image use courtesy of Special Collections, Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado.)

Foundation Hall, UNC - Original operated as the Colorado movie theater from 1957 until the mid-1970s, UNC re-dedicated the building as Foundation Hall in 1976. Since that time, university’s music and opera programs have used the venue extensively. Also, from 1976 until 1988, Foundation Hall served as the primary home of the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra. The opening of the Campus Commons in 2019 provided a new performance space for UNC’s musicians and singers, bringing to an end the use of Foundation Hall. (Image use courtesy of Special Collections, Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado.)

Milne Auditorium, Kepner Hall, UNC - Milne has served as a classroom space, primarily, since its construction in 1912, but many student-produced performances have used the space, also. (Image use courtesy of Special Collections, Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado.)

Milne Auditorium, Kepner Hall, UNC - Milne has served as a classroom space, primarily, since its construction in 1912, but many student-produced performances have used the space, also. (Image use courtesy of Special Collections, Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado.)

Gunter Hall Gymnasium, UNC - Opened in 1928, the gymnasium hosted many performances from touring musical acts and served as the home to the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra from 1947 until 1971. (Image use courtesy of Special Collections, Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado.)

Gunter Hall Gymnasium, UNC - Opened in 1928, the gymnasium hosted many performances from touring musical acts and served as the home to the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra from 1947 until 1971. (Image use courtesy of Special Collections, Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado.)

Mariani Gallery, Guggenheim Hall, UNC - The gallery opened in 1973, providing a space for student, faculty, and touring art exhibits. the above photo was taken during the Grand Opening event. (Image use courtesy of Special Collections, Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado.)

Mariani Gallery, Guggenheim Hall, UNC - The gallery opened in 1973, providing a space for student, faculty, and touring art exhibits. the above photo was taken during the Grand Opening event. (Image use courtesy of Special Collections, Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado.)

Union Colony Civic Center - The UCCC has fulfilled its benefactors and sponsors dreams by hosting national touring theatre and dance groups, nationally known musicians and comedians, local dance troupes, high school and college performance troupes, and a myriad of other performances on it main stage and the smaller Hensel Phelps Theatre. The UCC also houses the Tointon Gallery of Visual Arts. This photo was taken on the night of the Center’s grand opening, September 25, 1988.

Union Colony Civic Center - The UCCC has fulfilled its benefactors and sponsors dreams by hosting national touring theatre and dance groups, nationally known musicians and comedians, local dance troupes, high school and college performance troupes, and a myriad of other performances on it main stage and the smaller Hensel Phelps Theatre. The UCC also houses the Tointon Gallery of Visual Arts. This photo was taken on the night of the Center’s grand opening, September 25, 1988.

City Park Gazebo - A gazebo has been at the center of City Park almost since its initial layout. A variety of bands and musical styles have held concerts in those gazebos for more than 100 years and continue to do so.

City Park Gazebo - A gazebo has been at the center of City Park almost since its initial layout. A variety of bands and musical styles have held concerts in those gazebos for more than 100 years and continue to do so.

Hunter Opera House, aka Greeley Opera House - Built in 1886 on the southeast corner of 8th St. and 8th Ave., the opera house’s stage was built by the same carpenters who built the Tabor Opera House in Denver. The theatre could seat 800 and hosted performances by touring companies of singers, actors, and musicians along with local performers. Opening of the Sterlin g Theatre in Greeley in 1911 stole much of the Hunter Opera House’s business and its spaces were converted to businesses, as seen in this photo. (Image use courtesy of Greeley Museums.)

Hunter Opera House, aka Greeley Opera House - Built in 1886 on the southeast corner of 8th St. and 8th Ave., the opera house’s stage was built by the same carpenters who built the Tabor Opera House in Denver. The theatre could seat 800 and hosted performances by touring companies of singers, actors, and musicians along with local performers. Opening of the Sterlin g Theatre in Greeley in 1911 stole much of the Hunter Opera House’s business and its spaces were converted to businesses, as seen in this photo. (Image use courtesy of Greeley Museums.)