The city of Denver is known for its vibrant arts and community theatres. One of the most popular community theatres in the Denver area is the Hunger Artists Ensemble Theatre. This theatre is one of Denver's leading attractions and top cultural venues providing passionate drama by what some call starving artists. No-name artists perform at the venue regularly and with cheaper ticket prices the theatre has become a real hot spot in the greater Denver area. The theatre has won such awards and recognitions as one of Denver's best theatres. The Denver Drama Critics Circle continues to recognize the spirit of excellence that emanates from the Hunger Artists Ensemble Theatre.
The theatre was formed in 1979 by a small group of actors. The theatre received community support from the University of Denver's Theatre Department and has become long time friends with the college. Many young college students pursuing a career in theatre continue to try out for parts at the Hunger Ensemble. The theatre is well supported by the community and continues to be a popular weekend venue for locals. Old stories are brought to life in this performing arts venue with the help of designers, technicians, and the finest directors Denver has to offer.