Swallow Hill is a valuable and affordable
educational resource to the community with
more than 50 music instructors involved in
more than 240 adult classes and 70
children’s classes every year.
Denver also offers a wealth of theater
options for arts patrons, from large companies to smaller neighborhood troupes.
Browse the following for a sample of theater
companies and performing arts venues.
Arvada Center for the Arts
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
The Arvada Center offers award-winning,
professional regional theater (both plays
and musicals); Denver’s best children’s
theater; a wide variety of concerts;
classical and contemporary dance
performances; nationally recognized
gallery exhibitions; a history museum;
more than 800 arts and humanities classes
for all ages. The center’s state-of-the-art
theaters include a 500-seat indoor venue
and an outdoor amphitheater.
Aurora Fox Arts Center
9900 E. Colfax Ave.
Operated by the city of Aurora, the center
presents plays, musicals, children’s theater,
concerts and guest artists for the public. The
Center also features performing arts classes
and a young actor’s workshop.
The Denver Performing Arts
Speer and Arapahoe Streets
Connected by an 80-foot-tall glass roof,
The Denver Performing Arts Complex
(DPAC) is the largest arts complex in the
world in one complex. The DPAC is a four-
block, 12-acre site with 10 performance
spaces that is also home to a Tony Award-
winning theater company, Broadway tour-
ing productions, contemporary dance and
ballet, magnificent chorales, a major sym-
phony orchestra, an internationally
acclaimed opera and much more.
The City and County of Denver’s Theatres
and Arenas Division owns and operates
DPAC’s three largest theaters—the Ellie
Caulkins Opera House, the Buell Theatre
and Boettcher Concert Hall. DPAC also houses the cabaret-style Garner Galleria Theatre,
the Tramway Theatre, the Helen Bonfils
Theatre Complex, The Stage, Space,
Ricketson and Jones theatres—all managed
and booked by The Denver Center for the
Performing Arts (DCPA). The Denver
Performing Arts Complex is also the host for
the Colorado Ballet, the Colorado
Symphony Orchestra, Opera Colorado and
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts’
theatrical divisions—Denver Center
Attractions, Denver Center Theatre Company
and the National Theatre Conservatory.
5665 Old Wadsworth Blvd.
Home of the Players Guild, the oldest
family-owned and operated community
theater in the country, the Festival
Playhouse offers performances for adults
and children throughout the year.
Germinal Stage Denver
2450 W. 44th Ave.
Founded in 1973, this nonprofit, award-winning theater is one of the longest-lived
and most respected small theaters in the
Rocky Mountain region. The company
performs in a 100-seat converted storefront in historic North Denver and at festivals,
special events and on tour.
Miners Alley Playhouse
1224 Washington St., Suite 200
The Miners Alley Playhouse is a 120-seat
intimate venue featuring professional theater,
music and movie nights, and classes and
workshops for all ages. Formerly The
Morrison Theatre, the Playhouse moved to
Golden in 2003 and changed its name
after 14 years of presenting award-winning
productions in the city of Morrison.
Physically Handicapped Amateur
Musical Actors League (PHAMALY)
P.O. Box 44216
A theater group and touring company,
PHAMALY enables persons with disabilities to showcase their talents and abilities
through live productions for businesses,
schools, churches, special events and
fundraisers. This award-winning group
celebrated its 16th season in 2005.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
18300 W. Alameda Pkwy.
Internationally recognized, this unique venue is
a 300-foot-high natural sandstone amphitheater located in the foothills west of Denver. For
more than 60 years, its breathtaking views
and natural surroundings have been drawing
internationally acclaimed musical performances. The open-air amphitheater with its perfectly
acoustic surroundings is not duplicated anywhere in the world.
Aurora Cultural Services
14949 E. Alameda Pkwy.
The City of Aurora’s Cultural Services
Division offers visual arts, pottery, music, the-