What is ThesCon?

ThesCon is short of Thespian Conference. It's a three day, two night student theatre conference in Denver. Thousands of Thespians from around the state of Colorado gather at the Colorado Convention Center to attend theatre workshops, compete in IEs (Individual Events), and watch full length theatre productions from schools around the state. Workshops include topics of musical theatre, preparing for auditions, stage make-up techniques, yoga for actors, improvisation techniques, theatre lighting, mime, script writing, sound design, stage combat, creating realistic characters through acting techniques, and costume construction. Seniors have an opportunity to submit auditions for scholarships, and meet with colleges and universities from around the country.

MHS students involved in theatre classes, Thespian, and after school theatre productions are invited to apply to attend the conference.

ThesCon 2022!

Thursday, December 1 to Saturday, December 3, 2022

Work Shops

Individual Events

Bellco Theatre Performance Nights



General Fun and Friendship!

Mitchell and Doherty High School after Saturday's Closing Ceremonies

Schedule of Events


  • Rehearse at school and cover housekeeping items

  • Travel up to Denver with Coronado and Doherty via busses

  • Check into hotel & group meeting

  • Settle into rooms and packed lunches in hotel rooms

  • Workshop 1 (or attend Individual Events- "IEs")*

  • Workshop 2 (or attend IEs)*

  • Dinner out in small groups

  • Opening ceremony and evening performances at the Bellco Theatre


  • Breakfast as a school

  • Workshop 3 (or attend IEs)*

  • Workshop 4 (or attend IEs)*

  • Lunch out in small groups

  • Workshop 5 (or attend IEs)*

  • Workshop 6 (or attend IEs)*

  • Workshop 7 (or attend IEs)*

  • Dinner out in small groups

  • Evening performances at the Bellco Theatre


  • Check out of hotel

  • Breakfast as a school

  • Workshop 8 (or attend IEs)*

  • Workshop 9 (or attend IEs)*

  • Lunch as a school

  • Closing ceremony and performances at the Bellco Theatre

  • Board the bus to travel home

*additional option to attend the Expo to meet with universities and theatre based organizations

Photos from ThesCon 2021