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Ellie Caulkins Opera House

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Part of Denver Arts & Venues, the Ellie Caulkins Opera House is located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The Ellie is one of only three opera houses in the U.S. and one of nine world-wide with an electronic seatback titling system available at every seat in the house.

Amenities

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General
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 450
  • Hours: Hours vary. See website for more details.

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Total Sq. Ft. 7000
  • Type of Venue Auditorium (fixed seating), Theater/Performing Arts Venue
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet
  • Number of Rooms 1
Main Lobby
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 7000
  • Banquet Capacity: 300
  • Reception Capacity: 450
Theatre
  • Theater Capacity: 2225
  • Banquet Capacity: 300
  • Reception Capacity: 500
Chambers Grant Salon
  • Banquet Capacity: 300
  • Reception Capacity: 400
Full Buy Out
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 69144
  • Theater Capacity: 2225
  • Banquet Capacity: 600
  • Reception Capacity: 2000
Loge Lobby
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4415
  • Banquet Capacity: 120
  • Reception Capacity: 250
Nathaniel Merril Founders Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 800
  • Classroom Capacity: 35
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 50
Studio Loft
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 6400
  • Banquet Capacity: 350
  • Reception Capacity: 400

Events

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Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world's most celebrated band. Featuring new songs & high definition imagery, this expanded Rain adds even more...

RAIN &#8211; A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES <p>Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world's most celebrated band. Featuring new songs &amp; high definition imagery, this expanded Rain adds even more hits that you know and love from the vast anthology of Beatles classics such as "I Want To Hold Your Hand," "Hard Day's Night," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Let It Be," "Come Together" and "Hey Jude."</p> <p>This stunning concert event takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to the Beatles. Don't miss the Broadway smash that's taking the world by storm...Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus will perform “Heartthrobs: The Evolution of the Boy Band” Heartthrobs celebrates boys in bands, from the Beatles to Backstreet Boys, from the Jackson 5 to Boyz II Men. James Knapp, Artistic and Managing Director of the...

The Denver Gay Men's Chorus Presents Heartthrobs: The Evolution of The Boy Band <p>The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus will perform “Heartthrobs: The Evolution of the Boy Band”</p> <p>Heartthrobs celebrates boys in bands, from the Beatles to Backstreet Boys, from the Jackson 5 to Boyz II Men.  </p> <p>James Knapp, Artistic and Managing Director of the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus, with 130 singing voices, is thrilled to put together this tribute. We’ve all been touched by one of these bands in our evolution, and to put them together in one show seems a very fitting tribute for our 35th season. Celebrating the men in music that have revolutionized what the boy band is over the years, be it the Four Seasons or One Direction, this show has it all, including a five piece band!</p> <p>The mission of the Rocky Mountain Arts Association (RMAA) is to build community through music. RMAA includes the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus, Denver Women’s Chorus, and the Mosaic Youth Program. Founded in 1982, RMAA is the premier LGBTQA arts institution serving the entire Front Range, having performed over 400 concerts in the US and Canada reaching over one million people.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Through his Emmy Award winning work on "So You Think You Can Dance", Travis Wall has established himself as one of America's favorite choreographers. His artistic direction of Shaping Sound has already produced one spell-binding show in...

SHAPING SOUND: AFTER THE CURTAIN Through his Emmy Award winning work on &quot;So You Think You Can Dance&quot;, Travis Wall has established himself as one of America's favorite choreographers. His artistic direction of Shaping Sound has already produced one spell-binding show in Dance Reimagined which has captivated audiences all across North America. Now, Travis and Shaping Sound are back with their brand now show, After the Curtain. These visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Heart-wrenching, breath-taking and ultimately uplifting, this is one dance show that audiences will remember forever. America/North_Dakota/Center
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Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science" the follow-up to the smash "Edible Inevitable" tour, will hit the road in 2016. Fans can expect more comedy, talk show antics, multimedia presentations and music (yes, he sings), but Brown is adding a slew of fresh...

ALTON BROWN LIVE - EAT YOUR SCIENCE <p>Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science" the follow-up to the smash "Edible Inevitable" tour, will hit the road in 2016. Fans can expect more comedy, talk show antics, multimedia presentations and music (yes, he sings), but Brown is adding a slew of fresh ingredients including new puppets, songs and bigger and potentially more dangerous experiments. Brown has a knack for mixing together a perfect base of science, music and food into two hours of pure entertainment. Critics and fans rave about the interactive fun when Brown invites an audience member on stage to serve as his assistant. According to Alton, "there will be plenty of new therapy inducing opportunities during our audience participation segments. I don't want to give too much away, but we're also going to play a little game with the audience," says Brown.</p> <p> </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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The Mrs. America Pageant system is announcing that 41st annual Mrs. Colorado America Pageant will be held on April 8th at the spectacular Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, in Denver. The winner of the state competition...

Mrs. Colorado America Pageant <p>The Mrs. America Pageant system is announcing that 41st annual Mrs. Colorado America Pageant will be held on April 8th at the spectacular Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, in Denver. The winner of the state competition will receive a prize package valued at over $20,000.00 and advance on to compete with 49 other state delegates at the national Mrs. America Pageant in Las Vegas in August.</p> <p>Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble will be dancing in the Opening Production Number and showcasing a piece that will be performed in the spring dance event. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble is internationally esteemed as one of America’s foremost modern dance companies.</p> <p>Celebrating its 41st year, the Mrs. America Pageant is the only nationally televised competition to recognize the one person who contributes so much to modern family life…America’s Married Woman! While beauty and physical fitness are key elements in the competition, Mrs. Colorado America state finalists are also urged to voice their opinions on marriage, community and important issues of the day.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Come to The Studio Loft at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House during the lunch hour to hear discussions about this season’s traditional grand opera production of Lucia di Lammermoor with General Director Greg Carpenter, Music Director Ari Pelto, the...

Meet the Artists <p>Come to The Studio Loft at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House during the lunch hour to hear discussions about this season’s traditional grand opera production of Lucia di Lammermoor with General Director Greg Carpenter, Music Director Ari Pelto, the artists, and creative team.</p> <p>Lunch available for purchase or bring your own brown bag.<br /> <br />Meet the Artists of Lucia di Lammermoor is sponsored by Fairfield &amp; Woods, P.C.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Join Opera Colorado for a behind-the-scenes expedition unlike any other. Experience the world backstage at interactive stations. Learn from industry professionals about stage management, professional singing, wigs, makeup and stage combat. One of...

Expedition and Cocktails <p>Join Opera Colorado for a behind-the-scenes expedition unlike any other. Experience the world backstage at interactive stations. Learn from industry professionals about stage management, professional singing, wigs, makeup and stage combat. One of Opera Colorado’s most popular programs, this event will sell out quickly! Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before and after your expedition at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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In Donizetti's dark dramatic opera, young Lucia is caught in the middle of a feud between her family and the man she loves. Forced by her brother to forsake her love and marry for money, she loses more than her happiness. She loses her mind. After...

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR In Donizetti's dark dramatic opera, young Lucia is caught in the middle of a feud between her family and the man she loves. Forced by her brother to forsake her love and marry for money, she loses more than her happiness. She loses her mind. After she kills her bridegroom, Lucia plunges headlong into madness in one of opera's most horrifying and musically gorgeous scenes. A stunning evening of grand opera, this Opera Colorado production will feature traditional costumes and sets. <p> Sung in Italian with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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In Donizetti's dark dramatic opera, young Lucia is caught in the middle of a feud between her family and the man she loves. Forced by her brother to forsake her love and marry for money, she loses more than her happiness. She loses her mind. After...

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR In Donizetti's dark dramatic opera, young Lucia is caught in the middle of a feud between her family and the man she loves. Forced by her brother to forsake her love and marry for money, she loses more than her happiness. She loses her mind. After she kills her bridegroom, Lucia plunges headlong into madness in one of opera's most horrifying and musically gorgeous scenes. A stunning evening of grand opera, this Opera Colorado production will feature traditional costumes and sets. <p> Sung in Italian with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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In Donizetti's dark dramatic opera, young Lucia is caught in the middle of a feud between her family and the man she loves. Forced by her brother to forsake her love and marry for money, she loses more than her happiness. She loses her mind. After...

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR In Donizetti's dark dramatic opera, young Lucia is caught in the middle of a feud between her family and the man she loves. Forced by her brother to forsake her love and marry for money, she loses more than her happiness. She loses her mind. After she kills her bridegroom, Lucia plunges headlong into madness in one of opera's most horrifying and musically gorgeous scenes. A stunning evening of grand opera, this Opera Colorado production will feature traditional costumes and sets. <p> Sung in Italian with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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In Donizetti's dark dramatic opera, young Lucia is caught in the middle of a feud between her family and the man she loves. Forced by her brother to forsake her love and marry for money, she loses more than her happiness. She loses her mind. After...

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR In Donizetti's dark dramatic opera, young Lucia is caught in the middle of a feud between her family and the man she loves. Forced by her brother to forsake her love and marry for money, she loses more than her happiness. She loses her mind. After she kills her bridegroom, Lucia plunges headlong into madness in one of opera's most horrifying and musically gorgeous scenes. A stunning evening of grand opera, this Opera Colorado production will feature traditional costumes and sets. <p> Sung in Italian with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat. </p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Enjoy this final recital performance by the Young Artists as their residency comes to a close. Observe first-hand their development over the course of the season, and help us send them off in style as they take the next steps in their careers.

Young Artists Farewell <p>Enjoy this final recital performance by the Young Artists as their residency comes to a close. Observe first-hand their development over the course of the season, and help us send them off in style as they take the next steps in their careers.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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This year, TEDxMileHigh will include Friday night programming, as well as a full day of exciting events on Saturday. Our flagship event features 2500 attendees, 25 exhibitors and 15+ speakers at the world-class Ellie Caulkins Opera House. More...

TEDXMILEHIGH <p>This year, TEDxMileHigh will include Friday night programming, as well as a full day of exciting events on Saturday.</p> <p>Our flagship event features 2500 attendees, 25 exhibitors and 15+ speakers at the world-class Ellie Caulkins Opera House. More details coming soon!</p> <p>Join the TEDxMileHigh Community - for event updates, engaging conversations, inspirational resources and more!</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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Back by popular demand, Colorado Ballet will open the season with the crowd-favorite Dracula, October 6-15, 2017 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Dracula features choreography by Michael Pink and music by Philip Feeney, performed live by the...

Dracula <p>Back by popular demand, Colorado Ballet will open the season with the crowd-favorite Dracula, October 6-15, 2017 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Dracula features choreography by Michael Pink and music by Philip Feeney, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Based on Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror, Dracula features seductive vampires, frightening mental patients and the king of the undead himself, Count Dracula.</p> <p>Performance dates and times:<br />Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.<br />Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 2 p.m.<br />Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.<br />Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 2 p.m.<br />Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.<br />Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.<br />Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.<br />Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2 p.m.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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This grand opera production tells a poignant tale of love and loss among young artists in the vibrant bohemian Latin Quarter of 19th-century Paris, and remains a worldwide favorite that appeals to both opera enthusiasts and new audiences.

LA BOHÈME <p>This grand opera production tells a poignant tale of love and loss among young artists in the vibrant bohemian Latin Quarter of 19th-century Paris, and remains a worldwide favorite that appeals to both opera enthusiasts and new audiences.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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WORLD PREMIERE Music by Gerald Cohen Libretto by Deborah Brevoort The Wolf Theatre | Mizel Arts and Culture Center, MACC at the JCC ARI PELTO Conductor OMER BEN SEADIA Director INNA DUKACH Ina Soep GIDEON DABI Jaap Polak ADRIANA ZABALA Manja Polak...

STEAL A PENCIL FOR ME <p>WORLD PREMIERE<br />Music by Gerald Cohen<br />Libretto by Deborah Brevoort<br />The Wolf Theatre | Mizel Arts and<br />Culture Center, MACC at the JCC</p> <p>ARI PELTO Conductor<br />OMER BEN SEADIA Director<br />INNA DUKACH Ina Soep<br />GIDEON DABI Jaap Polak<br />ADRIANA ZABALA Manja Polak</p> <p>Based on a true love story that transcends the horrors of the holocaust, two lovers secretly pass letters while prisoners at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. “I’m a very special Holocaust survivor. I was in the camps with my wife and my girlfriend; and believe me, it wasn’t easy.” — Jaap Polak</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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In the spring, Colorado Ballet will present the Shakespearean love story Romeo and Juliet, February 16-25, 2018 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The romantic ballet features choreography by Derek Deane and music by Sergei Prokofiev, performed by...

ROMEO AND JULIET <p>In the spring, Colorado Ballet will present the Shakespearean love story Romeo and Juliet, February 16-25, 2018 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The romantic ballet features choreography by Derek Deane and music by Sergei Prokofiev, performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Prokofiev’s music serves as a melodic substitute for Shakespeare's poetry and Deane's staging of the ballet focuses on the characters’ relationships.</p> <p>Performance dates and times:<br />Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.<br />Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2 p.m.<br />Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.<br />Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2 p.m.<br />Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.<br />Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 2 p.m.<br />Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.<br />Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 2 p.m.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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A brilliant adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV, Verdi’s witty and insightful comedy tells the tale of Falstaff, a rotund knight played by Icelandic baritone Olafur Sigurdarson, who has run out of money and seeks to...

FALSTAFF <p>A brilliant adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV, Verdi’s witty and insightful comedy tells the tale of Falstaff, a rotund knight played by Icelandic baritone Olafur Sigurdarson, who has run out of money and seeks to get rich quickly by attempting to seduce two married women with wealthy husbands.</p> <p>ARI PELTO Conductor<br />DAVID EDWARDS Director<br />OLAFUR SIGURDARSON Falstaff<br />CYNTHIA CLAYTON Alice<br />MARCO NISTICO Ford<br />SANDRA PIQUES EDDY Meg<br />DANA BETH MILLER Dame Quickly<br />SUSANNAH BILLER Nannetta<br />MINGJIE LEI Fenton</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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