A beautiful space in a lovely town

The Colfax Theatre opened in 1939, and has since served as an important Art Deco landmark in the historic town of Colfax, a mining town from the 19th-century gold rush. The Theatre experienced major renovations in the 1980s, and again during the last decade – constantly adapting to the changing needs of the community.

The Theatre was acquired in late 2016 by Anastazia and Gala Aranaga, co-directors of the performance art ensemble Bad Unkl Sista. Since then, significant progress has been made with upgrading the sound and lighting systems and historically-inspired painting. The Theatre has become a nest of active collaboration with many local and regional artisans and technicians, all supporting the restoration of the Theatre to a level of splendor with handcrafted finishing touches – a palace of beauty, with delightful and whimsical surprises throughout.

The vision for the Colfax Theatre is to present film, theatre, multidisciplinary art, dance, live music, and community events as a sustainable community art and cultural resource.

The perfect place for your event

As a mixed-use performance, event, and production facility, the Theatre can be adapted for many types of events. We absolutely love working with artists, producers, promoters, schools, and community organizations. Reach out to discuss your event concept – we look forward to working with you!

Anastazia + GALA Aranaga




(530) 268-5688



49 S Main Street
Colfax, CA 95713



Open on select dates
(See Calendar for details)


You said my reception would be perfect,
and it was!
— Kathleen, Colfax resident