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;
and 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
touring productions, contemporary dance
and ballet, magnificent chorales, a major
symphony 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, and
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
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 25th season in 2013.
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 Denver Performing Arts Complex.
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