FAQ

What is the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

Which organizations perform at the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

Where is the Denver Performing Arts Complex located?

How do I get to the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

Where can I park when visiting the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

How much does it cost to park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex and Colorado Convention Center garages?

Where can I purchase tickets for shows at the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

What is the difference between the Denver Performing Arts Complex and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts?

How can I rent a venue at the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

Where is Will Call located, and when can I pick up my tickets?

What time do doors open?

What items are permitted inside the theatre?

What is the dress code for performances at the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

Where can I find seating charts for theatres at the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

Can I send flowers or gifts to performers appearing at the Denver Performing Arts Complex? 

Do young children need a ticket to attend a show at the Denver Performing Arts Complex? 

Is the Denver Performing Arts Complex accessible for persons with disabilities? 

Can I donate money to the Denver Performing Arts Complex? 

Can I take a tour of the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

What restaurants are within walking distance to the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

Can I sell merchandise or hand out leaflets on the Denver Performing Arts Complex property?

What are the names of the sculptures outside of the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

What is the Denver Theatre District?

What is the history of the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

Is there a light rail or bus stop near the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

What is the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

Owned and operated by the City and County of Denver’s Division of Theatres and Arenas, the Denver Performing Arts Complex is the largest performing arts center under one roof, and the second-largest center of its kind in terms of number of venues and seating capacity.  The venues at  the 12-block, four-acre facility include the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, the Buell Theatre, Boettcher Concert Hall, the Garner Galleria Theatre, the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex (including the Space, Stage, Ricketson and Jones Theatres and the Seawall Grand Ballroom), and the Conservatory Theatre at the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education.

Which organizations perform at the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, comprised of producing and promoting arms Denver Center Attractions and the Denver Center Theatre Company, Opera Colorado, Colorado Ballet and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra are all resident organizations of the Denver Performing Arts Complex.  In addition to these tenant organizations, groups such as the Colorado Children’s Chorale, Denver Young Artists Orchestra, Denver Film Society and Swallow Hill Music Association also host events and performances at the complex.  Live Nation and AEG Live regularly book venues at the complex for concerts and comics.

Where is the Denver Performing Arts Complex located?

The Denver Performing Arts Complex is located downtown at Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street in the heart of the Denver Theatre District.  The complex can also be accessed from 14th and Curtis Streets. 

How do I get to the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

Please visit our Directions and Parking Page


Where can I park when visiting the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

The Denver Performing Arts Complex garage is attached to the facility with entrances located on Arapahoe Street between 13th and 14th Streets, and on 13th Street between Arapahoe and Champa Streets.  Parking is also available at the Colorado Convention Center garage, located across the street from the arts complex.  The Convention Center garage is accessed from Speer Boulevard or Champa Street.  To see a parking map that includes these garages and other nearby parking options, please visit our Directions and Parking Page.


How much does it cost to park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex and Colorado Convention Center garages?

Parking rates vary depending on the time of day and number of events playing at one time, but fees generally range from $8 - $12. For more information on nearby parking options, please visit our Directions and Parking Page.


Where can I purchase tickets for shows at the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

Each resident organization or event promoter is responsible for ticketing their individual performances; there is no singular point-of-contact for tickets to all shows at the complex.  Please visit our Event Calendar and select the event you’re interested in attending for information on where to purchase tickets.


What is the difference between the Denver Performing Arts Complex and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts?

The Denver Performing Arts Complex is the name of the 12-block, four-acre site that houses the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Buell Theatre, Boettcher Concert Hall, Garner Galleria Theatre and Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex.  The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is the name of a resident organization of the performing arts complex.  The DCPA is a non-profit arts organization that includes the Tony Award-winning Denver Center Theatre Company, Broadway presenter Denver Center Attractions, the acclaimed National Theatre Conservatory and the Denver Center Theatre Academy.   The DCPA manages the operations of the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex and the Garner Galleria Theatre, while Denver’s Division of Theatres and Arenas manages the remainder of the performing arts complex. For more information on the DCPA, visit www.denvercenter.org

How can I rent a venue at the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

The venues at the Denver Performing Arts Complex are available for rent for performances, special events and meetings.  Please visit our Booking Page for more information.

Where is Will Call located, and when can I pick up my tickets?

Will Call is located at every venue in the complex and is show-specific.  Tickets can be picked up beginning one hour before show time; if you don’t know which theatre your show is playing in, please visit our Event Calendar and select the name of the show you have tickets for.

What time do doors open?

Lobby doors open one hour prior to show time and house doors open 30 minutes prior to show time.  Show times vary; please check your ticket or our Event Calendar to confirm the start time of the performance you’re seeing.

What items are permitted inside the theatre?

  1. Factory-sealed water bottles are permitted in theatres when the show allows, but all other outside food and beverages are not allowed into the venue.  
  2. When a show allows, other food and beverages are sometimes permissible inside the theatre.  Please check with ushers on the rules for a specific show. 
  3. Cell phones and pagers are permitted, but must be silenced or turned off and cannot be used during a performance.  
  4. Cameras and recording devices are NEVER permitted in the theatre.

What is the dress code for performances at the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

There is no specific dress code for the Denver Performing Arts Complex.  Attire varies from denim to sequins, but business or cocktail attire is typically chosen by patrons of the complex.

Where can I find seating charts for theatres at the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

Please visit our Seating Charts page to view layouts of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Buell Theatre and Boettcher Concert Hall.

To view layouts for the Garner Galleria Theatre, Stage Theatre, Space Theatre, Ricketson Theatre, Jones Theatre and Conservatory Theatre, please visit the Seating Charts page on the DCPA’s website.

Can I send flowers or gifts to performers appearing at the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

For instructions on where and how to deliver flowers or gifts to performers appearing at a performing arts complex venue, please contact us directly at (720) 865-4220.

Do young children need a ticket to attend a show at the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

Unless otherwise noted, all performances at the Denver Performing Arts Complex require that a ticket be purchased for children over two years of age.  For rules on a specific show, please visit our Event Calendar, select the show you’re interested in seeing and contact the ticketing outlet directly.

Is the Denver Performing Arts Complex accessible for persons with disabilities?

The Denver Performing Arts Complex, in conjunction with its tenants and resident organizations, continually strives to ensure that its venues, performances, classes and amenities are fully accessible to patrons of all abilities.  For more information on accessibility at the performing arts complex, visit our Accommodations for Disabilities Page.

Can I donate money to the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

The resident companies at the Denver Performing Arts Complex are all non-profit arts organizations that actively accept and rely upon charitable donations.  To contact these entities directly, please visit our Resident Organizations page and follow the links to their websites.


Can I take a tour of the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

Our partner and tenant, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, offers guided tours of the performing arts complex venues and their own theatre design and construction shops.  For information please visit our Guided Tours Page.

What restaurants are within walking distance to the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

Park once and dine at Limelight Supper Club & Lounge or Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House, both located on-site at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.  For information and reservations, please visit our Dining at the DPAC Page.

There are also many nearby restaurants that are an easy walk from the performing arts complex.  To explore other downtown dining options, check out the Visit Denver website.

Can I sell merchandise or hand out leaflets on the Denver Performing Arts Complex property?

The Denver Performing Arts Complex is a non-public forum and subsequently demonstrations, picketing, speeches or other such acts are not permitted in its venues, including its open air spaces like the Galleria.  Handbills, flyers, notices and other written materials may not be distributed, and sales of tickets, food and beverage, t-shirts, novelties and distribution of free products within the Denver Performing Arts Complex are prohibited.

The City and County of Denver recognizes and respects the need and rights of citizens to express themselves publicly.  Such expressive activity may occur on public sidewalks bordering the property including Arapahoe Street to the north, 14th Street to the east, Champa Street to the south and Speer Boulevard to the west.  Any expressive activity in these areas must comply with all City ordinances, rules and regulations, including state and federal laws, governing such activity.  Citizens exercising their First Amendment rights in approved areas must not physically touch or impede the passage of persons or vehicles entering or exiting the facilities at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

What are the names of the sculptures outside of the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

The Denver Performing Arts Complex is home to some of Denver’s most recognizable pieces of public art. At the intersection of Speer Boulevard and Champa Street, two tall white figures dance in the Sculpture Park.  Jonathan Borofsky’s Dancers was commissioned in 2003 by the Mayor’s Commission on Art, Culture and Film.  Music composed and performed by Borofky and Samuel Conlogue plays at the base of these 60-foot fiberglass and steel dancers and can be heard by visitors to the park.
 
Colombian artist, Fernando Botero, has two pieces on the Denver Performing Arts Complex Galleria.  Near the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, Botero’s Man and Woman have watched over the crowds of theatre goers since 1998.    These 13-foot-tall bronze sculptures are perfect examples of Botero’s characteristically plump figures.

Infinite Energy is a bronze sculpture created by Mexican artist, Victor M. Contreras in 1980 and restored in 2005.  Its home is under the glass archway of the Denver Performing Arts Complex Galleria near the Boettcher Concert Hall and the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex. 

The City and County of Denver’s Office of Cultural Affairs oversees Denver’s public art program.

What is the Denver Theatre District?

The Denver Theatre District (DTD) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization designed to enhance downtown Denver through public art investment, and City and regional promotions. The DTD operates as an entertainment destination, supporting performing and visual arts, while encouraging a pedestrian-friendly environment.  The district was created to bring renewed energy to what has long been one of Denver’s most exciting neighborhoods by creating a well-lit, welcoming and inviting urban environment.  Local, regional and national companies support and promote the district through lively events, cultural promotions and enhanced lighting and signage.

The Denver Theatre District extends from the 16th Street Mall and Arapahoe Street to Speer Boulevard; Speer Boulevard to Welton Street; Welton Street to 14th Street; 14th Street to Champa Street; Champa Street to the 16th Street Mall.

What is the history of the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

To read a short history of the performing arts complex, please visit our About Us Page.

Is there a light rail or bus stop near the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

With several RTD bus stops in close proximity to the performing arts complex, and a light rail stop located at the Colorado Convention Center, patrons can easily take advantage of Denver’s mass transit options.  For route and schedule information, visit www.rtd-denver.com.


  
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