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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

General
General
  • Hours: Hours vary. See website for more details.
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 2000
  • Event Space:

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Total Sq. Ft. 70000
  • Type of Venue Auditorium (fixed seating), Theater/Performing Arts Venue
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet
  • Number of Rooms 6
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

Jun 18, 2019

David Gray
Jun 17, 2019

Twenty-one years since his first studio album, David Gray's tenth and latest, "Mutineers," finds the singersongwriter steering into unfamiliar territory while cultivating a pugnacious but respectful relationship with his own history. "I...

David Gray <p>Twenty-one years since his first studio album, David Gray's tenth and latest, "Mutineers," finds the singersongwriter steering into unfamiliar territory while cultivating a pugnacious but respectful relationship with his own history. "I think if you're going forward with an open heart, good things will happen," says David. "You have to sort of tear up the past and let it go."</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jun 18, 2019

In celebration of the anniversary of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the greatest hits of this epic recording to life, in addition to all your early Beatles favorites. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary...

Rain - A Tribute to The Beatles <p>In celebration of the anniversary of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the greatest hits of this epic recording to life, in addition to all your early Beatles favorites.</p> <p>This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is "the next best thing to seeing the Beatles" (Associated Press). Experience the worlds' most iconic band and come celebrate the best of Abbey Road with RAIN &#8211; A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jun 18, 2019

The Official RuPaul's Drag Race World Tour returns with an all new production for 2019! Mission leader Michelle Visage is on a journey to save the universe with the help of her intergalactic queens including Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Asia...

RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World Tour 2019 <p>The Official RuPaul's Drag Race World Tour returns with an all new production for 2019! Mission leader Michelle Visage is on a journey to save the universe with the help of her intergalactic queens including Aquaria, Kameron Michaels, Asia O'Hara, Kim Chi, Naomi Smalls, Violet Chachki and the queens from Season 11! Presented by Voss Events in collaboration with World of Wonder and VH1.</p> <p>** CAST IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jun 18, 2019

The Barber of Seville
Nov 2, 2019 - Nov 10, 2019

FIGARO, FIGARO, FI-GA-RO! THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Music by Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Cesare Sterbini Premiered February 20, 1816, Teatro Argentina (Rome, Italy) Opera Colorado kicks off the 2019-20 season with this laugh-out-loud comedy,...

The Barber of Seville <p>FIGARO, FIGARO, FI-GA-RO!<br />THE BARBER OF SEVILLE<br />Music by Gioachino Rossini<br />Libretto by Cesare Sterbini<br />Premiered February 20, 1816, Teatro Argentina (Rome, Italy)</p> <p>Opera Colorado kicks off the 2019-20 season with this laugh-out-loud comedy, featuring some of the most memorable tunes in all opera—including Figaro's famous "Largo al factotum," Rosina's "Una voce poco fa," and more. Packed with punchlines, this rapid-fireprequel to The Marriage of Figaro features the mischievous barber Figaro at his most cunning, in a whimsical Art Deco production.</p> <p>November 2, 5, 8, 10 | 2019<br />The Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex<br />Performed in Italian, with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat</p> <p>Estimated Length: Three hours, including one 20-minute intermission<br />Sets and costumes from Pacific Opera Victoria</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jun 18, 2019

NYE - White Rose Gala 17th Annual
Dec 31, 2017 - Dec 31, 2020

White Rose Gala – NYE Party Denver. Roaring 20's / Great Gatsby! Sold out 16 years, 2,000 people! Denver Post says it all - "Top Denver New Years Eve Party" Flapper dresses, stylish sequins and fancy fedoras for NYE?!? White Rose Gala...

NYE - White Rose Gala 17th Annual <p>White Rose Gala &#8211; NYE Party Denver.<br />Roaring 20's / Great Gatsby!<br /><br />Sold out 16 years, 2,000 people!<br />Denver Post says it all - "Top Denver New Years Eve Party"<br /><br />Flapper dresses, stylish sequins and fancy fedoras for NYE?!? White Rose Gala is a high end and elegant Charity event where you are enveloped by musical and theatrical performances. Celebrate New Year's Eve in the classic elegance of art deco of the Roaring 20's. Be transported to an era of a modern renaissance where style, opulence, and grace were the only way to swing.<br /><br />"Purpose, Place, and Respect makes for Denver's top NYE Party"<br /><br />Entertainment:<br />Flapper Girls, Ballroom Dance Exhibitions, 40+ Performers, Confetti Blast at Midnight, NYE Party Hats &amp; Noise Makers!<br />Multiple levels &amp; balconies to enjoy! SpeakEasy Area!<br /><br />Make sure to check out your fellow guests as they are the #1 entertainment with their extraordinary costume designs!<br /><br />Nationally acclaimed, #1 Colorado Venue.<br /><br />Music:<br />Multiple rooms and music. Dance all night or sit back and enjoy the show!<br />Live Band: Je Te'aime Swing Band.<br />DJ Amuse spinning Swing House.<br />DJ G6 spinning Vegas-Style Mash-Up Club Music, Swing, Big Band &amp; 80's music, Hip Hop.<br />Multiple DJ's.<br /><br />VIP: Exclusive Coat Check |Exclusive Entry | Private Bar | Exclusive Bathrooms.<br />Entire 3rd floor and 4th-floor balconies overlook onto the party. Private VIP bar, Blackjack &amp; Craps tables.<br /><br />Attire:<br />Roaring 20's / Great Gatsby Theme.<br />Elegant Attire - Flapper Dresses &amp; Feathers, Suits &amp; Hats.<br /><br />No Jeans. 95% of the crowd comes dress to the nines.<br /><br />Party with a Purpose as we celebrate V2 Education Foundation.<br />Nationally renowned!<br /><br /><br /><br /></p> 1101 13th Street Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jun 18, 2019

Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci
Feb 27, 2020 - Mar 1, 2020

SPOTLIGHT ON TRAGEDY PAGLIACCI Music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo Premiered May 21, 1892, Teatro Dal Verme (Milan, Italy) The public adores Canio's clowning—but they're about to witness the shocking consequences of his rage. Art...

Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci <p>SPOTLIGHT ON TRAGEDY<br />PAGLIACCI<br />Music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo<br />Premiered May 21, 1892, Teatro Dal Verme (Milan, Italy)</p> <p>The public adores Canio's clowning—but they're about to witness the shocking consequences of his rage. Art imitates life (and vice versa) in this opera about the turbulent relationships within a traveling theater troupe. This production of Pagliacci marks Opera Colorado's expansion from two to three fully staged productions at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House! Tickets to these winter performances are available now as an optional add-on to new and renewing subscribers only.</p> <p>February 27, 29, March 1 | 2020<br />The Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex<br />Performed in Italian, with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat</p> <p>Estimated Length: 100 minutes, including one 25-minute intermission<br />Sets and costumes from Utah Opera</p> <p>PAGLIACCI IS SPONSORED BY:<br />Richard King Brown</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jun 18, 2019

Puccini’s Tosca
May 2, 2020 - May 10, 2020

A HIGH-STAKES THRILLER TOSCA Music by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Premiered January 14, 1900, Teatro Costanzi (Rome, Italy) The 2019-20 season closes with Puccini's heart-racing drama overflowing with power...

Puccini’s Tosca <p>A HIGH-STAKES THRILLER<br />TOSCA<br />Music by Giacomo Puccini<br />Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa<br />Premiered January 14, 1900, Teatro Costanzi (Rome, Italy)</p> <p>The 2019-20 season closes with Puccini's heart-racing drama overflowing with power struggles and vengeance. A corrupt chief of police has a cruel ultimatum for Rome's most celebrated prima donna, Tosca: submit to his lustful desires, or trigger the execution of her beloved. Who will survive this web of betrayal and revenge?</p> <p>May 2, 5, 8, 10 | 2020<br />The Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex<br />Performed in Italian, with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat</p> <p>Estimated Length: Two hours, forty five minutes, including two 20-minute intermissions<br />Sets and costumes from Seattle Opera</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Jun 18, 2019

The Book of Mormon
Jun 9, 2020 - Jun 28, 2020

The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy...

The Book of Mormon <p>The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.</p> <p>This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

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