Rocky Mountain Revels

Come celebrate the season through song, dance, story, and ritual

Rocky Mountains Revels is proud to announce we are planning a live show in 2021. This year our show is Celtic Roads, which explores the Celtic folk music and culture of the British Isles and Brittany.






2021 Show Program

Tickets on sale at Click on Buy Tickets or (303) 444-7328 for the Box Office.

COVID precautions:

Audience members over the age of 2 must be masked to comply with Boulder County public health requirements. This year's Revels performance is being done without an intermission to avoid crowding in the aisles and lobby. It will last approximately 90 minutes. In order to limit exposure, Performers will not go into the audience for Lord of the Dance and will maintain distance from the audience. Performances Dec. 19 and 20 will be designated for socially distanced seating, with spacing between ticketed parties in each horizontal row.

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What is Revels?

In Cambridge Mass in 1971, John Langstaff founded Revels, Inc., to link the music, dances, and seasonal rituals from an older world to a modern world that needs them.

Revels celebrates the seasons and cycles of human life through the arts, the songs and dances, and the stories from traditional cultures. Audiences recognize the events, desires, and dilemmas from another place and time as their own. The Christmas Revels welcomes the return of the light.

Who is Rocky Mountain Revels?

Founded in 2000, Rocky Mountain Revels is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting public education, understanding, and appreciation of traditional music, dance, drama, and ritual through participatory theater and communal celebration.

Be Our Hero!


The Christmas Revels The annual Christmas Revels show provides joy and celebration to our large community cast and all who fill the seats in the Gordon Gamm Theater at the Dairy Center. We welcome your financial support — any amount makes an enormous difference — and we look forward to seeing you in December. Thanks!

Yes, I want to help  

Join us! Are you between the ages of 7 and 107? Do you love to sing? Dance? Act? Then you are invited to join our cast! Email us at if you are interested.

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The Word on the Street

Revels has been a very fun tradition in our family starting with 'Feast of Fools' (in the 1990s). We've been seeing Revels routinely since, including introducing our daughter. Keep on doing what you're doing.

All Testimonials

The Shortest Day

by Susan Cooper

And so the shortest day came and the year died.
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow white world
Came people dancing, singing, to drive the dark away.
They lighted candles in the winter trees.
They hung their homes with evergreen.
They burned beseeching fires, all night long, to keep the year alive.

And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awake they shouted, Reveling.
Through all the frosty ages you can hear them
Echoing behind us. Listen!
All the long echoes sing the same delight this shortest day.
As promise wakens in the sleeping land.
They carol, feast, give thanks, and dearly love their friends.
And hope for peace.
And so do we, here, now,
This year and every year.
Welcome Yule!

Our Productions

Our productions range from medieval and renaissance themes to Celtic and Scottish to visits to the American experience such as Appalachian and Pioneer. We have wonderful guest artists each year.
Come join us!

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A Word about Revels, Our National Organization

In Cambridge Mass in 1971, John Langstaff founded Revels, Inc., to link the music, dances, and seasonal rituals from an older world to a modern world that needs them.

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Help Us Create this Magic Every Year

We need your help! Ticket sales only pay for half of our production costs, and times are tight for everyone in the arts. Would you like to make a donation to help us celebrate The Shortest Day with a brand-new Christmas Revels Show each year?

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