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Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

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Multidisciplinary regional arts center offers a year-round program of professional theatre, dance, concerts, visual art exhibitions, art and humanities education for all ages. Featuring two live theatres, 1,200-seat outdoor amphitheatre, history museum, free art galleries, classes, dance and ceramic studios. Hours vary by program.

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  • Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm Sat: 10am-5pm Sun: 1pm-5pm
  • Miles to airport: 29
  • Miles to CCC: 11.5
  • Indoor Fire Code: 900
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 900
  • Onsite Parking Spaces: 800
  • Motor Coach Parking:
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  • Facility & Décor Description: Discover a unique setting for your next meeting, conference, trade-show, annual dinner, gala, or social event. With over 9,300 square feet of newly refined meeting/special event and pre-function space, we will accommodate your event needs for up to 900 guests. Beautiful landscaping and design; ample, complimentary onsite parking is available at The Arvada Center. In addition to the Arvada Center we also have event venues at our Golf Courses, Lake arbor and West Woods. Visit our web site at www.arvadacenterbanquets.com for more details!

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  • Description Discover a unique setting for your next meeting, conference, trade-show, annual dinner, gala, or social event. With over 9,300 square feet of newly refined meeting/special event and pre-function space, we will accommodate your event needs for up to 900 guests. Beautiful landscaping and design; ample, complimentary onsite parking is available at The Arvada Center. In addition to the Arvada Center we also have event venues at our Golf Courses, Lake arbor and West Woods. Visit our web site at www.arvadacenterbanquets.com for more details!
  • Total Sq. Ft. 9300
  • Theatre Capacity 800
  • Catering In-house or preferred list
  • Type of Venue Auditorium (fixed seating), Gallery/Museum, Theater/Performing Arts Venue
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Theatre , Tradeshow/Expo, Meeting Classroom
  • Banquet Capacity 550
  • Number of Rooms 8
Full Ballroom
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 7000
  • Theater Capacity: 700
  • Classroom Capacity: 400
  • Banquet Capacity: 550
  • Reception Capacity: 900
Ballroom E
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2300
  • Theater Capacity: 175
  • Classroom Capacity: 120
  • Banquet Capacity: 160
  • Reception Capacity: 200

Events

May 23, 2018

Seussical
May 14, 2018 - May 25, 2018

Based on the stories of Dr. Seuss, the musical is an amalgamation of many of his most famous books, like Horton Hears a Who! and Dr. Seuss’s Gertrude McFuzz. Seussical is directed by David and Julie Payne, with musical direction by Keith...

Seussical <p>Based on the stories of Dr. Seuss, the musical is an amalgamation of many of his most famous books, like Horton Hears a Who! and Dr. Seuss’s Gertrude McFuzz. Seussical is directed by David and Julie Payne, with musical direction by Keith Ewer and choreography by Piper Arpan. The Arvada Center Artistic Producer of Musical Theatre is Rod A. Lansberry. Seussical is sponsored by US Bank, Xcel Energy, and the Fine Arts Foundation.  </p> <p>Enter the fantastic world of Dr. Seuss in the musical, Seussical! Music and dance bring characters like Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and Gertrude McFuzz together on stage. Don’t miss out on all the fun and all the “thinks you can think”! The musical debuted on Broadway in 2000 and spawned two US national tours and a UK tour. It has become a beloved classic for schools and regional theatres around the world. </p> <p>Performances are Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m., and noon, and various Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

The Squirrel Nut Zippers began their musical journey in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990’s, as a musician’s escape from the cookie cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo Mathus along with drummer/percussionist...

Summer at the Center: Squirrel Nut Zippers <p>The Squirrel Nut Zippers began their musical journey in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990’s, as a musician’s escape from the cookie cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo Mathus along with drummer/percussionist Chris Phillips formed the band as a casual musical foray among friends and family in the area. It wasn’t long before the band’s quirky mix of Jazz chords, Folk music, and Punk Rock leanings spread out of the region and attracted a national audience.</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

The Colorado Symphony presents "Mozart Under Moonlight" at the Arvada Center for one-night-only. Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon leads the orchestra on a glorious evening celebrating the most revered composer of all time. Join us on...

Summer at the Center: Mozart Under Moonlight <p>The Colorado Symphony presents "Mozart Under Moonlight" at the Arvada Center for one-night-only. Associate Conductor Christopher Dragon leads the orchestra on a glorious evening celebrating the most revered composer of all time. Join us on the lawn for highlights from the concerto, operatic, and symphonic repertoire.</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

Since 1998, the Western swing-gypsy jazz trio Hot Club of Cowtown has traveled the world bringing their own brand of magical musical chemistry to audiences far and wide. Along with Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin...

Summer at the Center: Hot Club of Cowtown and The Western Flyers <p>Since 1998, the Western swing-gypsy jazz trio Hot Club of Cowtown has traveled the world bringing their own brand of magical musical chemistry to audiences far and wide.</p> <p>Along with Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin are equal partners in this original marriage of gypsy-jazz-inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt — which accounts for the “Hot Club” portion of their name — with the hoedowns, traditional tunes, and Western swing-inspired music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, represented in the “Cowtown” of their name. They have created a legacy of the preservation of musical traditions that have often been overlooked by the mainstream and alternative music worlds. Even Americana and roots enthusiasts have only scratched surface of the multitude of musicians, past and present, who continue to inspire the Hot Club of Cowtown.</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

Back by popular demand, join the Denver Brass and 17th Avenue Allstars for Good Vibrations! Featuring classic hits worthy of any summer playlist, come relive the magic of America’s golden age of rock through the nostalgic sounds of The...

Summer at the Center: Good Vibrations <p>Back by popular demand, join the Denver Brass and 17th Avenue Allstars for Good Vibrations!</p> <p>Featuring classic hits worthy of any summer playlist, come relive the magic of America’s golden age of rock through the nostalgic sounds of The Beach Boys, Elvis, Earth Wind and Fire, The Beatles, Chicago, and more. Gather friends and family of all ages for a memorable evening under the stars!</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

One of the greatest jazz albums of all time was "Basie and Sinatra at the Sands,” recorded in Las Vegas in 1966. On July 21, the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra will collaborate with noted interpreter of Frank Sinatra, Steve Lippia to...

Summer at the Center: Basie and Sinatra at the Sands <p>One of the greatest jazz albums of all time was "Basie and Sinatra at the Sands,” recorded in Las Vegas in 1966. On July 21, the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra will collaborate with noted interpreter of Frank Sinatra, Steve Lippia to recreate this memorable event.</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

The Wailin Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. Starting as a happy accident of solo singer/songwriters getting together for a one-time-only...

Summer at the Center: The Wailin' Jennys <p>The Wailin Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound.</p> <p>Starting as a happy accident of solo singer/songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have grown over the years into one of today’s most beloved international folk acts. Founding members Moody and Mehta along with New York-based Masse continue to create some of the most exciting music on the folk-roots scene, stepping up their musical game with each critically lauded recording and thrilling audiences with their renowned live performances.</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

Join us for a Wicked-good evening of Diva showstoppers from the world of Broadway, opera and pop, highlighted by selections from the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked. This program features the Elphaba and Glinda from the Broadway...

Summer at the Center: Wicked Divas <p>Join us for a Wicked-good evening of Diva showstoppers from the world of Broadway, opera and pop, highlighted by selections from the Tony Award-winning musical Wicked.</p> <p>This program features the Elphaba and Glinda from the Broadway production of Wicked and will showcase the depth of their high-flying talents. In addition to favorites from the "untold tale of the witches of Oz", the program also includes favorites from Gypsy, Ragtime, Titanic and opera selections from George Bizet's Carmen.</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

Lots of musicians compare their careers to roller-coaster rides, but Los Lonely Boys have had so many close-your-eyes-and-hang-on moments in the 14 years since they recorded their self-titled debut, they should buy an amusement park.

Summer at the Center: Los Lonely Boys <p>Lots of musicians compare their careers to roller-coaster rides, but Los Lonely Boys have had so many close-your-eyes-and-hang-on moments in the 14 years since they recorded their self-titled debut, they should buy an amusement park.</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have formed one of the most successful partnerships in music history. During their nearly four-decade career, they have won an unprecedented four consecutive Grammy awards, as well as three American Music...

Summer at the Center: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo <p>Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo have formed one of the most successful partnerships in music history. During their nearly four-decade career, they have won an unprecedented four consecutive Grammy awards, as well as three American Music awards.</p> <p>Their undeniable chemistry, Benatar’s mezzo-soprano vocal range and Giraldo’s trail blazing work as a producer, guitarist and songwriter created some of rock’s most memorable hits. These include, “Promises in the Dark”, “Hell is For Children”, We Live For Love”, “Love Is A Battlefield”, “Hit me with Your Best Shot” and “We Belong.” Their rock and roll love affair has endured for 38 years and they continue to tour every year, wowing audiences everywhere.</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 48 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. the Grammy Award-winning Still the King:...

Summer at the Center: Asleep at the Wheel <p><span>Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 48 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts. the Grammy Award-winning Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob WILLS and His Texas Playboys is the band’s most recent release (2015) and marks their third full-length Bob WILLS tribute album. </span></p> <p><span>Featuring 22 acclaimed collaborations, the all-star lineup includes legends such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and George Strait and newcomers like the Avett Brothers, Amos Lee, Old Crow Medicine Show and many other fine talents.</span></p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

Toad the Wet Sprocket (Glen Phillips on lead vocals and guitar, Dean Dinning on bass and vocals, Todd Nichols on lead guitar and vocals, and Randy Guss on the drums) share in the kind of musical chemistry that can only come from meeting in...

Summer at the Center: Toad the Wet Sprocket <p>Toad the Wet Sprocket (Glen Phillips on lead vocals and guitar, Dean Dinning on bass and vocals, Todd Nichols on lead guitar and vocals, and Randy Guss on the drums) share in the kind of musical chemistry that can only come from meeting in high school and writing, recording and touring on albums over the course of those 25 years.</p> <p>After “Bread &amp; Circus,” they followed with “Pale” in 1990, “fear” in ’91, “Dulcinea” in 1994, and “Coil” in 1997, as well as some compilations and rarities compilations along the way. While most will feel the comforting familiarity of the Billboard-charting hits, “Walk on the Ocean,” “All I Want,” “Something’s Always Wrong,” and “Fall Down,” new fans will also be well familiar with their new hits such as “California Wasted” which continues to climb the charts. Even with a period of the band members weaving in and out of each other’s musical lives, the same creative curiosity that inspired the band to form in 1986 has brought them full circle to come back together again. Toad the Wet Sprocket’s last album “New Constellation,” which was launched with an impressive #3 most funded Kickstarter Campaign in music for the year, was the bands’ first new album in 16 years when released in 2013, and features the singles “New Constellation”, “The Moment”, and “California Wasted.” The band’s current release, the EP “Architect of Ruin” was released in June of 2015.</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

Air Supply
Aug 5, 2018

Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing.

Air Supply <p><span>Graham Russell &amp; Russell Hitchcock met on May 12, 1975, the first day of rehearsals for “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Sydney, Australia; they became instant friends with their common love for The Beatles and, of course, singing.</span></p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

Face is an internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock band from Boulder, Colorado who have been captivating audiences for over fifteen years with their infectious energy punctuated by an endearing love of performance. “Blending modern popular...

Summer at the Center: Face Vocal Band <p>Face is an internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock band from Boulder, Colorado who have been captivating audiences for over fifteen years with their infectious energy punctuated by an endearing love of performance.</p> <p>“Blending modern popular tunes with complex harmonies, brilliant beat-box rhythms and superb singing…Face take their audience on a musical journey and it’s fantastic fun.” (FringeReview.co.uk)</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene and Davina & the Vagabonds Since the release of their debut album Let's Do This Thing in 2015, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene have taken the national roots music scene by storm, spending much of...

Summer at the Center: Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene <p>Kerry Pastine &amp; the Crime Scene and Davina &amp; the Vagabonds</p> <p>Since the release of their debut album Let's Do This Thing in 2015, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene have taken the national roots music scene by storm, spending much of the past three years touring North America. Their follow-up EP Bad Magic Baby (released in June 2017) clearly shows the band's growth as songwriters, performers and recording artists, proof that their star is still on the rise.</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

Poco For more than 50 years, their distinctive harmonies and stellar musicianship helped define the sound of country-rock. Still led by the band co-founder and multiinstrumentalist who wrote and sang their biggest hits, they are a dedicated...

Summer at the Center: Poco, Orleans and Pure Prairie League <p>Poco <br />For more than 50 years, their distinctive harmonies and stellar musicianship helped define the sound of country-rock. Still led by the band co-founder and multiinstrumentalist who wrote and sang their biggest hits, they are a dedicated unit of four formidable songwriters, vocalists, arrangers and players. And rather than rest on any of these considerable laurels, they instead hit stages coast-to-coast armed with the kind of classic songs and instrumental chops that puts performers half their age to shame. In other words, Poco today is a band reborn.</p> <p>Orleans <br />Orleans is best known as the Pop/Rock band that brought you the classic 70s hits Still The One, Dance With Me and Love Takes Time. Now in its 46th year, Orleans has produced a body of work spanning 16+ albums and 4 DVDs. The band continues to be in great demand for live performances, as they have been for over 4 decades. Co-founders Lance Hoppen and John Hall, along with long-standing members Lane Hoppen, Fly Amero and Charlie Morgan deliver Orleans’ music with power, class and integrity to appreciative audiences everywhere.</p> <p>Pure Prairie League <br />From their beginnings in mid-Sixties Ohio as a group of friends playing cover tunes to the present-day unit featuring founding member/pedal-steel innovator John David Call, veteran bassist Mike Reilly, propulsive drummer Scott Thompson and guitar ace Donnie Clark, PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE continues to embellish the rich 43-year history of one of Country-Rock’s pioneering forces. As one reviewer recently wrote: “PPL’s sound combines sweet memories with edgy, contemporary muscle. Their vocals are as strong as Kentucky moonshine and the musicianship and performance skills are as sharp as a straight razor”.</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

Join Colorado Ballet at the Arvada Center for An Evening Under the Stars. The program features ballet excerpts from classical and contemporary favorites, followed by a performance of Brief Fling by choreographer Twyla Tharp. The title...

Summer at the Center: An Evening Under the Stars <p>Join Colorado Ballet at the Arvada Center for An Evening Under the Stars. The program features ballet excerpts from classical and contemporary favorites, followed by a performance of Brief Fling by choreographer Twyla Tharp.</p> <p>The title references both the traditional Scottish dance and a short-lived romance. Isaac Mizrahi’s tartan costumes divide the dancers into clans of blue, red, green and off-white. The score by Michel Colombier intersperses Percy Grainger’s sunny interpretations of traditional melodies from the United Kingdom with an ominous electronic score.</p> <p>dDon’t miss this enchanting evening with beautiful music and dancing, starring Colorado Ballet.</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

Mamma Mia!
Sep 7, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018

Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good experience that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the excitement. This smash-hit musical combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen” and “Take A Chance on Me,” with an...

Mamma Mia! <p>Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good experience that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the excitement.</p> <p>This smash-hit musical combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen” and “Take A Chance on Me,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship. The magic of ABBA’s timeless songs and a delightful story of romance propel this charming musical to a paradise adventure you won’t want to miss.</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

Educating Rita
Oct 5, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018

Rita is a working-class hairdresser who wants to learn. Frank is a failed poet and professor who wants a drink. When they are thrown together, they embark on a journey that neither expected. The story is loosely based on the Pygmalion myth,...

Educating Rita <p>Rita is a working-class hairdresser who wants to learn. Frank is a failed poet and professor who wants a drink. When they are thrown together, they embark on a journey that neither expected.</p> <p>The story is loosely based on the Pygmalion myth, the same myth at the heart of My Fair Lady and the film Pretty Woman. This funny and touching play reveals the unlikely connections that can surprise and change us.</p> <p>Genre: Drama <br />Strong adult language and adult situations</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 23, 2018

ELF – The Musical
Nov 20, 2018 - Dec 23, 2018

One of the most beloved holiday movies in recent years is live on stage! ELF – The Musical is the uproarious tale of Buddy, who as a child, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole where he is...

ELF &#8211; The Musical <p>One of the most beloved holiday movies in recent years is live on stage! ELF &#8211; The Musical is the uproarious tale of Buddy, who as a child, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole where he is raised among elves.</p> <p>Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to question where he came from. With Santa’s blessing, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. By spreading his unfailing holiday cheer, Buddy helps people discover the true meaning of Christmas, and finds the human family he never knew he had.</p> <p>This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make audiences of all ages embrace their inner Elf!</p> 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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