Iron Springs

Iron Springs Melodrama and Dinner Theatre

Side-splitting laughs at the foot of Pikes Peak!

444 Ruxton Avenure, Manitou Springs, CO 80829 // View Map
719.685.5104 //
Hours: Call us for show times and reservations.

Fast Facts

Dinner and a Show all at Iron Springs Chateau!

For over 50 years, the Iron Springs Chateau has been Colorado’s fun melodrama! Enjoy side-splitting laughs and dinner at the foot of Pikes Peak with Iron Springs Melodrama Dinner Theatre!

Click “Details” above to learn more or check our calendar for availability.


Meal reservations are scheduled/available between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m.
The theatre doors open at 7:30 p.m. and show begins at 8:00 p.m.



Children (4-12)

 Senior/ Military

Dinner & Show $33.00 $16.50  $31.00
Show Only  $17.00  $10.00  $16.00
Group Rate (Dinner/Show) $30.00 $15.00


Screenshot 2014-03-26 11.24.16Iron Springs Melodrama Dinner Theatre is at the foot of Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs. Follow these directions or enter 444 S. Ruxton Avenue Manitou Springs, CO 80819 into your GPS or Phone.

Off Highway 24:

– Exit Highway 24 at Manitou Springs and head West into Manitou.
– Take a left onto Ruxton Avenue (3/4 at the roundabout).
– You’ll run into Iron Springs Chateau.

Fast Facts

  • Don't be scared, you may get called up on stage to be a part of the show!
  • Minimum number of people for a show is 40, so call ahead to make sure there's a show
  • Senior and Military Discounts available


  • Call ahead to make reservations.
  • Stay for dinner and make an entire night of fun!
  • Always free parking for our show patrons.
  • Some parking available during the day for incline hikers.


The Iron Springs Chateau offers multiple opportunities for summer family fun. Our dinner and show offers your family a fun filled night of hilarious entertainment. You will make wonderful memories booing the villain and cheering the hero during the melodrama and singing along with our intermission performer who will help the audience celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. Will someone in your family get brought up on stage? You never know what will happen during our Vaudeville style Olio! Come and find out at the Iron Springs Chateau!

Dinner is a three course meal but the menu can change, so call for reservations and to make your choices for dinner and show!

This winter at the Iron Springs Chateau you can expect to see lots of local talent mixed in with our own holiday revue show at Christmas. We can’t wait to see you there!

$5 parking is available during the day at the Iron Springs Chateau for those of you interested in hiking the Incline.


Frequently Asked Questions


Are your shows family friendly?

Their shows have a good amount of adult humor peppered into the performances. Most of it will probably go over your kids heads. It’s up to you and your discretion if you want to enjoy the show with your little ones. Other than that, the language is clean and there is no nudity of any kind.

Can I attend just the show and not the dinner?

Absolutely! Call (719) 685-5104 for dinner or show only prices.

Do I need a reservation?

Not always! On regular show nights walk ins are welcome! However, having a reservations WILL guarantee that you can get in. There’s nothing more disappointing than coming all the way to the Chateau only to be turned away because they’re sold out. We would advise you to make reservations for special events like Rocky Horror Picture Show or Holiday Specials.

Is there any history to the Chateau?

Iron Springs Chateau began as a candy and cigar store that was operated for several years beginning in 1880. Iron Springs, changed owners several times before the Iron Springs Company purchased it and began to sell the “iron springs” mineral water commercially. It sold in 1887 to J.G. Hiestand, who built the original building now known as the Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater.

Are we allowed to cheer and boo during the shows?

Not only are you allowed, you’re encouraged! Iron Springs Chateau brings the classic melodrama to life with plenty of audience interaction.

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