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DPAC/Denver Performing Arts Complex

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The Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC) is the largest performing arts complex under one roof, and the second-largest center of its kind in terms of number of venues and seating capacity. DPAC houses ten performance spaces on its four-block, 12-acre site.

Amenities

General
Accommodations
Green Practices
General
  • Hours: Hours vary. See website for more details.
  • Miles to airport: 25
  • Blocks to CCC: 2
  • Indoor Fire Code: 7000
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 1200
  • Onsite Parking Spaces: 1500
  • Event Space:
  • Activities/Tours for Leisure/Business groups:
  • Group Performance Venues:
  • Group Activities Description: Guided tours showcase rarely seen areas including Actor’s Alley, where door-size, hand-painted replicas of Broadway show posters adorn the walls and feature cast autographs; theatre design and construction facilities where props, costumes, lighting and scenery are created and stages, dressing rooms and rehearsal studios. These 90-minute tours begin in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex at Speer and Arapahoe. Due to performance related activities, theatre access changes daily and access may not be available for all spaces. Tours are $8 and $10 during the holiday season.
Accommodations
  • Number of Restaurants on site: 2
Green Practices
  • Colorado Environmental Leadership Program:
  • ISO 14001 Certified:
  • Green Practice Desc: The Denver Performing Arts Complex has been ISO 14001 Certified as part of the City of Denver since 2009. Goals are set and tracked annually in support of the City of Denver’s 2020 Sustainability goals, and through our own initiatives. Denver Arts & Venues cultivated SMARTER Sustainable Arts & Venues developing the goals for all of our facilities to reduce our environmental impact in the following areas: Energy, Food, Water, Waste, and Materials.

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Total Sq. Ft. 20000
  • Catering In-house or preferred list
  • Type of Venue Auditorium (fixed seating), Theater/Performing Arts Venue, Special Events Venue
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Theatre , Meeting Classroom
  • Number of Rooms 9
Ellie Caulkins Opera House - Nathaniel Merril Founders Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 800
  • Classroom Capacity: 35
  • Banquet Capacity: 30
  • Reception Capacity: 50
Buell Theatre - Wolf Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 960
  • Banquet Capacity: 45
  • Reception Capacity: 75
Buell Theatre - Mezzanine and Balcony
  • Banquet Capacity: 400
  • Reception Capacity: 700
Buell Theatre - Lobby
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 9259
  • Banquet Capacity: 300
  • Reception Capacity: 500
Ellie Caulkins Opera House - Main Lobby
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 7000
  • Banquet Capacity: 300
  • Reception Capacity: 450
Ellie Caulkins Opera House - Studio Loft
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 6400
  • Banquet Capacity: 350
  • Reception Capacity: 400
Sculpture Park
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 93250
  • Banquet Capacity: 4000
  • Reception Capacity: 10000
Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
  • Theater Capacity: 2843
Boettcher Concert Hall
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 38406
  • Theater Capacity: 2679
DCPA - Garner Galleria Theatre
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2000
  • Classroom Capacity: 210
  • Banquet Capacity: 210
  • Reception Capacity: 210
DCPA - Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 7000
  • Height: 586
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 436
  • Reception Capacity: 436
Ellie Caulkins Opera House - Full Buy Out
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 69144
  • Theater Capacity: 2225
  • Banquet Capacity: 600
  • Reception Capacity: 2000
Ellie Caulkins Opera House - Chambers Grant Salon
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 11600
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 300
  • Reception Capacity: 400
Ellie Caulkins Opera House - Theater
  • Theater Capacity: 2225
  • Banquet Capacity: 300
  • Reception Capacity: 500
Galleria - DPAC Outdoor Space
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 38000
  • Reception Capacity: 2000
Galleria - Tent Space
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2700
  • Banquet Capacity: 250
  • Reception Capacity: 400
Galleria - Lower Terrace
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
  • Reception Capacity: 300
Ellie Caulkins Opera House - Loge Lobby
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 4415
  • Banquet Capacity: 120
  • Reception Capacity: 250
DCPA - Stage Theatre in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 10000
  • Theater Capacity: 778
  • Classroom Capacity: 778
DCPA - Space Theatre in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 7500
  • Theater Capacity: 550
  • Classroom Capacity: 550
DCPA - Ricketson Theatre in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 3500
  • Theater Capacity: 250
  • Classroom Capacity: 250
DCPA - The Jones
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2700
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
DCPA - Seawell Ballroom
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 10000
  • Theater Capacity: 800
  • Classroom Capacity: 600
  • Banquet Capacity: 800
  • Reception Capacity: 1029
DCPA - Conservatory Theatre
  • Theater Capacity: 183
  • Classroom Capacity: 183
DCPA - Lower Lobby
  • Classroom Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 200
DCPA - Crescent Lobby
  • Banquet Capacity: 236
  • Reception Capacity: 236
Buell Theatre
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 41533
  • Theater Capacity: 2843
  • Banquet Capacity: 300
  • Reception Capacity: 500
Buell Theatre - Lobby, Mezzanine & Balcony
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 15523
  • Reception Capacity: 1200

Events

May 26, 2019

Denver Performing Arts Complex Tour
May 26, 2019 - Jun 16, 2019

The Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC) is one of the most impressive performing arts centers in the world, featuring 10 performance spaces connected by an 80-foot-tall glass canopy with world-class art to match. Participants will learn...

Denver Performing Arts Complex Tour <p>The Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC) is one of the most impressive performing arts centers in the world, featuring 10 performance spaces connected by an 80-foot-tall glass canopy with world-class art to match. Participants will learn about Stephen Batura’s epic mural “Rehearsal” in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, with all of its fascinating characters and scintillating stories. John DeAndrea’s hyper-realistic sculptures will make you look twice &#8211; are those ballerinas breathing? Get a new perspective on Jonathan Borofsky’s “Dancers” in Sculpture Park at Denver Performing Arts Complex by standing directly underneath the 60-foot sculptures and listening to the music composed by the artist himself to accompany the dancing giants.</p> <p>May 26 tour will be led by Public Art Docent Djamila Ricciardi.<br />June 2 and 16 tours will be led by Public Art Docent Vicki Hellmer.</p> <p>May 26, 2019 at 1:00 pm</p> <p>June 2, 2019 at 10:00 am</p> <p>June 16, 2019 at 10:00 am</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 26, 2019

The Big Eat
Jun 20, 2019

The Big Eat is back for its 9th year as EatDenver's signature culinary party, celebrating our city's independent restaurants and the collaboration between them. This summertime staple, which serves up small bites and drink pairings from 60...

The Big Eat <p>The Big Eat is back for its 9th year as EatDenver's signature culinary party, celebrating our city's independent restaurants and the collaboration between them.</p> <p>This summertime staple, which serves up small bites and drink pairings from 60 restaurants organized by neighborhood, is created and produced by leaders of our restaurant community.</p> <p>Enjoy endless tastes of our ever-impressive dining scene while furthering EatDenver's mission to support and strengthen our independent restaurant community through education, community building, training, and collaborating on industry challenges.</p> <p>*The Big Eat is a 21 and over event*</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 26, 2019

Who doesn't love a thick, tender slice of Grade A prime beef? A steak town at its roots, Denver welcomes RARE, its first festival centered around the juicy cuts of the Wild West. For one evening, the best restaurants in the city will come...

RARE, The Denver Steak Championships <p>Who doesn't love a thick, tender slice of Grade A prime beef? A steak town at its roots, Denver welcomes RARE, its first festival centered around the juicy cuts of the Wild West. For one evening, the best restaurants in the city will come together and dish up their highest quality steak bites paired perfectly with steak-worthy cocktails.</p> <p>In partnership with The Denver Health Foundation, Meyer Natural Angus &amp; Laura's Lean (offering all-natural humanely raised meats), RARE will serve as a one-of-a-kind competition among Denver's finest steakhouses. Pitted head-to-head, 20 of the region's most acclaimed steak purveyors will put their grilling expertise to the test as they vie for the title of Top Steak.</p> <p>You can help decide which steak reigns supreme, as competitors aim to garner the most votes from a panel of professional judges and our festival attendees.</p> <p>Chefs can try to win the hearts of the city's steak lovers with a tried-and-true classic in "Traditional Steak" category, or throw caution to the wind and get inventive in the "Creative Steak" category. To up the ante, all restaurants will enter a signature cocktail to complement their plates, because what's a great steak without something delicious to wash it down?</p> <p>From the team that brings Denver TOP TACO and Chicken Fight!, RARE will be yet another culinary experience that features food, drink, and fun in one location for an evening sure to ignite all of your senses. Calling carnivores from across the state, get ready to sink your teeth into the juiciest evening of 2019 at Denver's own steak championships.</p> <p>This is a 21+ event</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

May 26, 2019

Supernova Denver
Sep 19, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019

SUPERNOVA GOES VIRAL IN 2019! SUPERNOVA returns for the fourth consecutive year to the Denver Theatre District in 2019, with exciting updates for festival programming and progressive community collaborations. The Festival boasts an...

Supernova Denver <p>SUPERNOVA GOES VIRAL IN 2019!<br />SUPERNOVA returns for the fourth consecutive year to the Denver Theatre District in 2019, with exciting updates for festival programming and progressive community collaborations. The Festival boasts an expansive lineup of outdoor screens, with primary programs and the competition showcase presented simultaneously on a prominent wide-screen LED at the corner of 14th and Champa, a second public screen located on the 16th and Champa Pedestrian Mall at 16th and Champa, as well as a temporary LED screen installed within the Denver Performing Arts Complex grand open-air Galleria, complete with seating and an outdoor bar. Additional animations are presented on a series of 3 well-placed Satellite screens throughout the day, and an exciting split-surface screen will host SUPERNOVA's innovative Student Animation Competition. And new for 2019, SUPERNOVA plans to "Go Viral" with the support of select screen hosts in the Denver community displaying SUPERNOVA content to further widen the public's interaction with Digital Motion-Art.</p> <p>SUPERNOVA offers substantial prize money to attract the best talent from around the world, with a proven track record that defines the vanguard of artists working in digital motion-art today. In 2019 SUPERNOVA will be more exciting than ever, dedicating over twice the previous levels of award money for artists selected to compete in the competition program, and initiating a new audience award supported by an even deeper network of venues and screen hosts across the community.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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