CU Presents promotes performing arts on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. We present over 100 ticketed concerts every year as well as numerous educational and outreach events. CU Presents includes the Artist Series, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Eklund Opera, Takács Quartet, CU Theatre & Dance, Coloradoshakes.org, and Holiday Festival. CU Presents welcomes over 80,000 concertgoers to its events every year.
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Jun 23, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017
"This above all: to thine own self be true." Directed by Carolyn Howarth Shakespeare's masterpiece, often considered the greatest play in the English language, returns for CSF's 60th season. When Hamlet's world is ripped apart by his...
Taming of the Shrew
Jun 11, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017
"Sit by my side, and let the world slip: we shall ne'er be younger." Directed by Christopher Duval CSF kicks off its 60th season with a zany comedy set in swinging 1940s New York City. Enter Kate, a plucky pilot who's just returned from the...
Jul 7, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings..." Directed by Anthony Powell What makes a true leader? In the republic of ancient Rome, no one seems to know. As Rome's leader basks in his victory and...
Julius Caesar: By William Shakespeare
Jul 7, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017
What makes a true leader? In the republic of ancient Rome, no one seems to know. As Rome’s leader basks in his victory and ignores a series of bad omens, jealous critics conspire to topple his regime—only to find later that their efforts...
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
Jul 21, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017
"Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else." Directed by Timothy Orr In this hilarious and mind-bending comedy by the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Shakespeare in Love, Hamlet is brilliantly retold through the eyes of two minor...
Henry VI, Part 3: A Shakespeare Original Practices Performance
Aug 6, 2017 - Aug 8, 2017
Summer 2017’s hottest ticket is Henry VI, Part 3, the latest of CSF’s widely hailed “Original Practices” productions in the iconic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre. With two performances of the final play in Shakespeare’s razor-sharp War of the...
Sep 24, 2017 - Sep 25, 2017
The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been moving audiences and selling out concerts for three decades at CU Boulder. Their irresistible blend of virtuosic technique and engaging personality has led The Guardian (London) to proclaim,...
Martha Graham Dance Company
Oct 5, 2017
The provocative, boundary-pushing legacy of one of history's greatest dancers and choreographers lives on in her award-winning troupe. Martha Graham Dance returns to Boulder for an energetic and poignant performance of the dance legend's...
The Merry Widow: An opera by Franz Lehár
Oct 27, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017
Vienna's definitive romantic operetta uses laugh-out-loud comedy and lavish costumes to concoct the perfect musical confection. At a gala reception in Paris, an ambassador plans to save his poverty-stricken kingdom by sending one of his...