Denver Performing Arts
Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada CO 80003. (720) 898-7200http://www.arvadacenter.org/
Opened in 1976, this is Denver's 8th largest cultural attraction, devoted to all aspects of the arts. The Center is home to an indoor theatre for 500 people and an outdoor amphitheater that can seat 1,200. Musicals, drama, children's theatre and a variety of musical events from bluegrass to jazz are offered.
In the visual arts, the Center has two galleries with changing exhibits of contemporary art with 15 shows a year. Over 25,000 people partake in 600 classes every year. Denver Performing Arts Complex
14th & Curtis, Denver CO 80202 (303) 640-2637http://www.artscomplex.com/
This is the largest performing arts center in the world under one roof in terms of the performing spaces and the variety of activities taking place. With 10,800 seats in nine theatres, it ranks second in seating capacity only to New York's Lincoln Center.
The DPCA houses the acclaimed Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, Boettcher Concert Hall, the Quigg Newton Denver Municipal Auditorium (under renovation until 2005), the Bonfils Theatre Complex and the Seawell Ballroom.
The complex offers: Tony Award winning theatre from the Denver Center Theatre Company; ballet from Colorado Ballet; classical music from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra; and, a season of opera from Opera Colorado.
Theatres include the 2,850-seat Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, which is home to Broadway road shows such as Lion King, The Producers 2,750-seat Boettcher Concert Hall, the nation's first symphony hall in the round; and, the 2,200-seat Auditorium Theatre.