Established in 1961, Colorado Ballet is
one of the oldest, most successful arts
institutions in the state. The Ballet’s
repertoire includes classical ballets, as
well as world premieres by internationally
acclaimed choreographers. The ballet
has a company of 15 apprentice dancers
and 37 internationally acclaimed
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
999 18th St., Suite 2055
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra is
composed of world-class musicians who
perform everything from the masters to
pops in more than 100 concerts each
year. Performances have also featured
such music legends as Yo-Yo Ma, Van
Cliburn, and Burt Bacharach.
David Taylor Dance Theatre
9132 W. Bowles Ave.
Colorado’s only professional contemporary
ballet company, DTDT features works by
nationally acclaimed choreographers and
dramatic, creative pieces by artistic director
David Taylor. Performances are held in
venues across metro Denver and the nation.
City Center Englewood is the new home of
its studio and offices; the DTDT Dance
Academy also offers classes for all ages.
The Denver Brass and Aries Brass Quintet
2253 Downing St.
The Denver Brass, a 12-part chamber
brass, and the Aries Brass Quintet, the
recital quintet of The Denver Brass, perform
at concerts, celebrations and other
gatherings, as well as on tours. One of the
few professional ensembles of its kind in the
world, The Denver Brass produces its
trademark sound through 15 distinct brass
instruments. The Aries Brass Quintet is also
internationally recognized for its elegant
approach to brass chamber music.
Kim Robards Dance Company
A professional touring dance company,
Kim Robards Dance is one of the Western
region’s most dynamic exponents of the
modern dance movement. The KRD
School offers programs for ages 6 years
695 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 20
Colorado’s premiere grand opera
company for more than 20 years, Opera
Colorado presents performances of grand
opera in authentic languages with
projected English subtitle translations.
Featuring established international stars and
exciting young performers, the opera offers
a seasonal schedule and community
programs. Opera Colorado performs at the
Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver.
Swallow Hill Music Association
71 East Yale Ave.
Swallow Hill is Denver’s home for folk,
roots and acoustic music since its
founding more than 27 years ago and is
one of the largest institutions of its kind in
the nation. With more than 2, 100
members and volunteers, Swallow Hill
offers a place to celebrate music rarely
heard in the Rocky Mountain region.
Three concert venues and outsourced
halls present more than 200 concerts a
year, featuring some of the world’s great
artists as well as up-and-coming new
talent. The Julie Davis Music School at
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; 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