Denver Performing Arts Complex

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

1101 13th St (Speer & Arapahoe), Denver, CO 80204
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    • 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
  • Tue
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
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The Denver Center is a mix of Broadway shows, Tony Award-winning plays, backstage tours, theater classes and dazzling venues. We annually offer more than 25 productions to audiences throughout Colorado, the American West and beyond.


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  • "... it, just look for the dancing stick people!" (2 tips)
  • "Denver's gigantic Arts Complex covers four city blocks and houses six..." (2 tips)
  • "... have them waiting at intermission!" (3 tips)
  • Colorado

    Culture vultures can choose from a blockbuster touring Broadway musical or a stirring performance by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Opera Colorado or Colorado Ballet.

    Colorado · January 23, 2012
  • Jeremy T.

    Take a walk around the complex even if you aren't going to see a show. Late at night, it's still a romantic spot with beautiful sculpture, classical music, and ambient lighting.

    Jeremy T. · February 23, 2010
  • Steve P.

    Become friends with the Denver Center for Performing Arts on Facebook for updates that include discount codes on select performances. Read more

    Steve P. · March 24, 2010
  • Gabriel R.

    Dress up, feel cultured, and catch a great musical at the Center.

    Gabriel R. · March 28, 2010
  • Casey D.

    The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit organization that produces 11 plays, presents 13 musicals, and educates 50,000 students.

    Casey D. · November 24, 2013
  • Vuka

    Look for all natural Vuka Energy Drinks, the official energy drink of the Denver Performing Arts Complex!

    Vuka · March 21, 2011
  • BestOf

    Winner of Best Set 2011. See more of the best at Read more

    BestOf · September 8, 2011
  • Christy C.

    Dancing stick ppl

    Christy C. · August 28, 2012
  • Stephanie K.

    The Broadway shows here are the absolute best and so worth the money, just do it

    Stephanie K. · November 27, 2011
  • Hampton Inn Denver-International Airport

    An association in Denver, Colorado which offers a platform for live theater. I must have to tell one thing that Denver has a beautiful hot theater landscape. Read more

  • Angus S.

    Check out the story of 'Denver Center for the Performing Arts' in Tagwhat. Read more

    Angus S. · August 27, 2012
  • Devon J.

    Come see some terrific theatre! Got a couple of free tix for ya if you're lucky

    Devon J. · April 18, 2012
  • Matthew B.

    One of Denver's best not-so-well-kept secrets. The DCTC is one of he best troupes in the United States. Buy tickets for anything that is playing during your stay and you will NOT be disappointed!

    Matthew B. · October 15, 2011
  • Anthony B.

    There's a trap door underneath one of the stone tiles. Watch your step!

    Anthony B. · August 16, 2011
  • Whitney P.

    American Heart Association Thanks for walking in the Denver Heart Walk! Don't forget to fan us on Facebook for health tips and information. Read more

    Whitney P. · May 31, 2011
  • Rachel K.

    You can pre-order drinks and coffee to avoid the rush at intermission.

    Rachel K. · December 21, 2010
  • Mary S.

    Awesome performances

    Mary S. · January 25
  • Harrison F.

    Seeing Book of Mormon

    Harrison F. · October 30, 2013
  • Sheri H.

    Check out the graffiti and architecture -- way awesome stuff!

    Sheri H. · September 26, 2013
  • Denver Streetheart -.

    You can find a number of works by street artist David Choe (same guy who did the FB murals) at the 13th & Champa intersection.

    Denver Streetheart -. · July 12, 2013
  • AIA National

    Architect Kevin Roche’s design turned Donald Seawell’s vision into the world’s second largest performing arts center and an AIA Denver 2011 and AIA Western Mountain Region 2012 25-Year Award winner.

    AIA National · April 11, 2013
  • rebecca E.

    Unless it's a sold out show, $10 tickets for students during curtain call hour. AMAZING deal. You can't beat that...

    rebecca E. · March 22, 2013
  • Ivana G.

    Offering acting classes from April6th-may 18th

    Ivana G. · March 22, 2013
  • Joel G.

    Hosts many different events and venues. I worked at events here and attended a comedy show in December. It has beautiful modernized art and you can't miss it, just look for the dancing stick people!

    Joel G. · March 21, 2013
  • Henry H.

    Great place to catch a show, the architecture of the place is amazing along with the outdoor art work display. There are also plenty of coffee shops nearby.

    Henry H. · March 21, 2013
  • Lesya K.

    People visiting Denver has to visit this place. They have great productions. In addition, this is the biggest performing center in the country after New York's.

    Lesya K. · March 19, 2013
  • Holly F.

    Don't wait til intermission to use the ladies room...

    Holly F. · December 6, 2012
  • Paul D.

    Urban wine fest!

    Paul D. · June 9, 2012
  • Leon M.

    Aww!.DPAC the old kick it spot

    Leon M. · April 25, 2012
  • Leila G.

    Never park in the parking garage, it will take you longer to get out then it did to watch the performance.

    Leila G. · April 23, 2012
  • Evan C.

    It may be helpful to promote shows to students on the Auraria campus. The largest college population in the state is right across the street.

    Evan C. · March 14, 2012
  • Daniel R.

    Just saw the Denver symphony here. outstanding.

    Daniel R. · March 13, 2012

    Denver's PREMIER performing Arts Venue! · January 23, 2012
  • Emily H.

    Tonight tonight ! Westside story with the family

    Emily H. · December 30, 2011
  • Stephanie W.

    Go see The Nutcracker!! Best ballet ever!!!

    Stephanie W. · December 24, 2011
  • Big M.

    Gershwin takes over as the Jet's leader, don't ever park on 8th level!

    Big M. · December 23, 2011
  • Judy L.

    A Christmas Carol is fantastic this year!

    Judy L. · December 12, 2011
  • Lana Cordier - D.

    Colorado Christmas at the symphony hall!

    Lana Cordier - D. · December 10, 2011
  • Scoutmob

    Denver collects more for the arts per capita than any other city. There is a 10th of a cent sales tax for the arts that raises up to $36 million/year.

    Scoutmob · November 30, 2011
  • BestOf

    Winner of Best Hope for the Future 2011. See more of the best at Read more

    BestOf · September 8, 2011
  • BestOf

    Winner of Best Shakespeare Production 2011. See more of the best at Read more

    BestOf · September 8, 2011
  • BestOf

    Winner of Best Theater Season 2011. See more of the best at Read more

    BestOf · September 8, 2011

    Denver's gigantic Arts Complex covers four city blocks and houses six distinct performance venues. New York's Lincoln Center may be larger, but the 'Plex boasts an 80ft high glass roof!

    LAMPS PLUS · August 17, 2011
  • Rob W.

    Best early bird parking in downtown Denver. Read more

    Rob W. · July 25, 2011
  • Kate E.

    Make sure to preorder your drinks and they will have them waiting at intermission!

    Kate E. · April 28, 2011
  • Kevin D.

    $10 off tix to 9to5 and/or billy elliot! Use promo code 'patron'. 303.893.4100

    Kevin D. · April 18, 2011
  • Jena B.

    A Must See to Believe: Traces

    Jena B. · April 8, 2011
  • Leora R.

    The Phannnntom of the opera is there....inside my mind!

    Leora R. · March 28, 2010

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