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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.

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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 - Eugenia Room
  • Reception Capacity: 150
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

Apr 26, 2019

The DPS Shakespeare Festival is the oldest and largest student Shakespeare festival in the country, and perhaps the world, and includes thousands of students and teachers from schools all across the region. The nationally recognized...

DPS Shakespeare Festival <p>The DPS Shakespeare Festival is the oldest and largest student Shakespeare festival in the country, and perhaps the world, and includes thousands of students and teachers from schools all across the region. The nationally recognized festival is one of only two sites to have received the coveted Folgers Library Shakespeare Stewardship Award.</p> <p>Donning theatrical costumes, 5,000+ students from 90+ schools attend the DPS Shakespeare Festival. The Shakespeare Festival provides a forum for students to perform sonnets and scenes from the works of Shakespeare, as well as demonstrate dance and vocal and instrumental music of Shakespeare's time.</p> <p>This day-long festival is held in downtown Denver and provides the opportunity for students to perform scenes and sonnets from the works of William Shakespeare as well as demonstrate the dance, and vocal and instrumental music of Shakespeare's time. The Festival opens with ceremonies at the Daniels and Fisher Tower, followed by a short parade down the 16th Street Mall to the DCPA stages. Performances last throughout the day on multiple stages and are open and free to the public. Thousands of students have come to understand and delight in the works of Shakespeare because of their participation in the Festival.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 26, 2019

Denver Derby Party
May 4, 2019

OFTEN IMITATED, NEVER REPLICATED – The Original Denver Derby Party, now in its 18th year, is the biggest of its kind outside Kentucky. Held annually on the first Saturday in May, and spread out over 4 blocks in Downtown Denver, it has...

Denver Derby Party <p>OFTEN IMITATED, NEVER REPLICATED &#8211; The Original Denver Derby Party, now in its 18th year, is the biggest of its kind outside Kentucky. Held annually on the first Saturday in May, and spread out over 4 blocks in Downtown Denver, it has become a Colorado tradition. 100% of all ticket proceeds benefit the Sean Ranch Lough-Foundation, which provides 4 year college scholarships to underprivileged students. Thanks in large part to the support of our patrons, the SRL Foundation has given 55 students the chance to attend college without financial burden!</p> <p><span> RAIN OR SHINE • 21+ ONLY</span></p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 26, 2019

Community Day engages 800+ volunteers who contribute 4,500 collective service hours in one day to 50 nonprofits serving Colorado children and families. By leveraging resources, AMP the Cause helps local nonprofits focus their efforts on...

AMP the Cause Community Day <p>Community Day engages 800+ volunteers who contribute 4,500 collective service hours in one day to 50 nonprofits serving Colorado children and families. By leveraging resources, AMP the Cause helps local nonprofits focus their efforts on meeting their communities' critical needs.</p> <p>Do you have a group of 8-20 friends, family, or co-workers who would like to get outdoors and give where they live on May 18th? If so, please contact our volunteer coordinator at chelsea@ampthecause.org.</p> <p>All materials, transportation and lunches are included as well as an after party at Sculpture Park!</p> <p>This turnkey event is perfect for team building and networking.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Apr 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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