Fox West Theatre


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The History

The Fox (West) Theatre of Trinidad, Colorado is one of America's great undiscovered treasures. After over one hundred years of private ownership, the Fox (West) was purchased in December 2018 by the City of Trinidad, with support provided in part by History Colorado and partnering with Dana Crawford and Urban Neighborhoods, Inc. of Denver, Colorado. The City of Trinidad is committed to the preservation of this cultural and architectural gem.


Fox West Theatre

Opened in 1908 as a venue for traveling Vaudeville acts, the Fox (named the West until the 1940s) was designed by the Rapp Brothers firm of Trinidad, and was funded by Ed West, a local cattle rancher.  The stage of the theater has hosted many famous performers, including John Philip Sousa, Mother Jones, Roy Rogers, Sitting Bull, Rube Welch, violinist Rubinoff, and many others. The theater was fully converted into a motion picture theater in 1929, and was operated by the Sawaya family from 1959 until its closure in 2013. 

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