Denver Performing Arts Complex

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Theater, Performing Arts Venue, and General Entertainment
1101 13th St., Physical Address: Speer and Arapahoe (Speer & Arapahoe), Denver, CO 80204, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
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Yes (incl. American Express)

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is an exhilarating mix of Broadway shows, professional theatre, backstage tours, acting instruction and breathtaking facilities. The Tony Award-winning Denver Center Theatre Company offers classics, revivals and world premieres while Den... (See all)


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    Lana Cordier - D.
    "Colorado Christmas at the symphony hall!"(3 Tips)
    Rachel K.
    "drinks and coffee to avoid the rush at intermission."(3 Tips)
    Joel G.
    "just look for the dancing stick people!"(2 Tips)
    Sheri H.
    "Check out the graffiti and architecture -- way awesome stuff!"(2 Tips)
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  • Karla G.

    The performances are amazing but most are expensive.

    Karla Gonzalez · June 25
  • Jack S.

    I would highly recommend eating at The Market in Larimer Square, the homemade nature of the place sits well before going to a show.

    Jack Spangler · November 18, 2014
  • Paisano0506

    Many good plays. Plenty of bars... Tip your bartender. Parking is not a mess. Buell Theater has tiny seats.

    Paisano0506 · October 11, 2014
  • Charlie K.

    No one who works here knows where anything is. Also rude.

    Charlie Kerr · September 11, 2014
  • Christian H.

    Great place to see a show.

    Christian Hinckle · September 7, 2014
  • Kendra

    Fellow US Bank customers: There's an ATM between the coffee shop and the Galleria theater for your no-fee convenience.

    Kendra · June 17, 2014
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    Joseph K · May 3, 2014
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    Joseph K · May 3, 2014
  • Mary S.

    Awesome performances

    Mary Schultz · January 25, 2014
  • 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 Duncan · November 24, 2013
  • Harrison F.

    Seeing Book of Mormon

    Harrison Fisher · October 30, 2013
  • Sheri H.

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

    Sheri Hall · September 26, 2013
  • 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

  • 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 -Adam- · July 12, 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 Elmore · March 22, 2013
  • Ivana G.

    Offering acting classes from April6th-may 18th

    Ivana Gonzalez · 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 Gerrity · 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 Huynh · 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 Klymenko · March 19, 2013
  • Holly F.

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

    Holly Fisher · December 6, 2012
  • Christy C.

    Dancing stick ppl

    Christy Corgan · August 28, 2012
  • Angus S.

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

    Angus Shee · August 27, 2012
  • Paul D.

    Urban wine fest!

    Paul Danek · June 9, 2012
  • Leon M.

    Aww!.DPAC the old kick it spot

    Leon Matthews · 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 Gillespie · April 23, 2012
  • Devon J.

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

    Devon James · April 18, 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 Cumpston · March 14, 2012
  • Daniel R.

    Just saw the Denver symphony here. outstanding.

    Daniel Robbins · March 13, 2012

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

    Tonight tonight ! Westside story with the family

    Emily Hodkins · December 30, 2011
  • Stephanie W.

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

    Stephanie Whitehead · December 24, 2011
  • Big M.

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

    Big Mama · December 23, 2011
  • Judy L.

    A Christmas Carol is fantastic this year!

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

    Colorado Christmas at the symphony hall!

    Lana Cordier - Denver Realtor · 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
  • Stephanie K.

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

    Stephanie Kroll · November 27, 2011
  • 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
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    Winner of Best Hope for the Future 2011. See more of the best at Read more

    BestOf · September 8, 2011
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    Winner of Best Shakespeare Production 2011. See more of the best at Read more

    BestOf · September 8, 2011
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    Winner of Best Theater Season 2011. See more of the best at Read more

    BestOf · September 8, 2011
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    Winner of Best Set 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
  • Anthony B.

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

    Anthony Biacco · August 16, 2011
  • Rob W.

    Best early bird parking in downtown Denver. Read more

    Rob Witte · July 25, 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 Presley · May 31, 2011
  • Kate E.

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

    Kate Erstling · April 28, 2011
  • Kevin D.

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

    Kevin Dykstra · April 18, 2011
  • Jena B.

    A Must See to Believe: Traces

    Jena Brenneman · April 8, 2011
  • Rachel K.

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

    Rachel K · December 21, 2010

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