Colorado Springs theater company forced out of longtime venue, into new home | Arts & Entertainment

After 13 years, Springs Ensemble Theater must leave its home on Cache La Poudre Street.

The building housing the nonprofit theater company’s rehearsal and theater space was sold last year, but the SET was grandfathered in with the purchase. However, after its lease expired March 1, SET and the new owner couldn’t come to an agreement on a new lease or rental rate. SET received notice at the end of last month its lease would not be renewed and the company needed to be out by April 30.

“The situation highlights the lack of theater space or performing arts space that exists in the city,” said SET President Matt Radcliffe. “It’s really a shame when we lose any venue. It erodes the robust theater community we have in Colorado Springs and gets harder for us to do what we’re doing. Even though SET has landed on its feet in a new home, it’s an example of performing arts venues going away.”