Swallow Hill Music Association
71 East Yale Ave.
Founded in 1979, Swallow Hill Music is a
nonprofit community in Denver for musicians
and music lovers. The organization brings
people together through its school, outreach
programming and concerts, and is a home
for individuals and families who want to
learn about, listen to and perform music.
Each year Swallow Hill Music connects
more than 138,000 people to diverse
music traditions on stage and in the
The Denver metro region provides an array
of theater options for arts lovers, from large
companies to small groups that perform in
intimate neighborhood playhouses. See
below for a sampling of theater companies
and performing arts venues.
Arvada Center for the Arts
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
The Arvada Center for the Arts and
Humanities offers award-winning,
professional regional theater (both plays
and musicals). It also offers 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. A 500-
seat indoor venue and an outdoor
amphitheater make up the center’s theaters.
Aurora Fox Arts Center
9900 E. Colfax Ave.
The city of Aurora’s center presents plays,
musicals, children’s theater, concerts and
guest artists for the public.
The Denver Performing Arts
Speer and Arapahoe Streets
The Denver Performing Arts Complex
(DPAC) is the largest performing
arts complex under one roof, and the
second-largest center of its kind in terms of
number of venues and seating capacity.
Connected by an 80-foot-tall glass roof,
DPAC houses ten performance spaces on
its four-block, 12-acre site. The Denver
Performing Arts Complex is home to a Tony
Award-winning repertory theatre company,
Broadway touring productions,
contemporary dance and ballet,
magnificent chorales, a major symphony
orchestra, internationally acclaimed opera
and more. The Denver Performing Arts
Complex regularly hosts the Colorado
Ballet, Symphony Orchestra, and Opera
Colorado. Music, theatre and dance are a
year-round, essential part of Denver’s
culture, and the performing arts complex
provides the climate to develop and attract
outstanding performances and top-notch
cultural institutions. The first-class facilities at
the Denver Performing Arts Complex help
to support and promote the constant
evolution of, and growing demand for, the
arts in the Mile High City.
5665 Old Wadsworth Blvd.
The Festival Playhouse offers performances
for adults and children throughout the year.
It’s the oldest family-owned and operated
community theater in the country.
Germinal Stage Denver
2450 W. 44th Ave.
Germinal Stage Denver is one of the
longest-lived and most respected small
theatres 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 an intimate
venue featuring professional theater,
music and movie nights. In addition to a
beautiful 130-seat theater, the downtown
Golden space is also the home of Lillie’s
Saloon—a full bar and lounge in the
lobby of the theater. Lillie’s Saloon is open
for Happy Hour one hour before show
time, and provides a gathering place for
the audience before the show. This is also
where the cast, crew and audience can
mingle after the show.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
18300 W. Alameda Pkwy.
Red Rocks is a geologically formed,
open-air Amphitheatre located in the
The Denver Performing Arts Complex.
Photo by Steve Crecelius, courtesy of VISIT DENVER