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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): 450

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Total Sq. Ft. 7000
  • Type of Venue Auditorium (fixed seating), Theater/Performing Arts Venue
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet
  • Number of Rooms 1
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

Mar 20, 2019

Starring Opera Colorado's Artists in Residence, Family Day provides you the opportunity to see the company's touring productions sung in English. Explore the wonders of opera and the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Come early to enjoy family...

Family Day - Hansel and Gretel <p>Starring Opera Colorado's Artists in Residence, Family Day provides you the opportunity to see the company's touring productions sung in English. Explore the wonders of opera and the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.</p> <p>Come early to enjoy family fun activities and kid-friendly refreshments provided by Kevin Taylor's at the Opera House. Activities begin one hour before the performance, and seating opens 30 minutes before the performance.</p> <p>Family Day is free but reservations are required.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Mar 20, 2019

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole to Wonderland, where she embarks upon a series of wild and wacky circus adventures. Experience all of your favorite characters including The White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Blue Caterpillar, and...

Alice in Wonderland: A Circus Adventure <p>Follow Alice down the rabbit hole to Wonderland, where she embarks upon a series of wild and wacky circus adventures. <br /><br />Experience all of your favorite characters including The White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Blue Caterpillar, and Queen of Hearts, played by Acrobats, Aerialists, Jugglers, Dancers, and Contortionists. <br /><br />Featuring Live Music, Video Art &amp; Special Effects.<br /><br />Directed by: Deena Marcum Selko<br />Original Score by: Janet Guenther<br />Set Design by: Algorythym Designs<br /><br />Portion of the Proceeds to Benefit Adam's Camp! <br />Created for audiences of ALL AGES!<br />Its's Alice at the Ellie!</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Mar 20, 2019

The Mrs. America Pageant system is announcing that 43rd annual Mrs. Colorado and Wyoming Pageant, along with our Inagual year of the Miss Wyoming & Colorado for America pageant will be held on March 30th at the spectacular Ellie...

Mrs. Colorado & Wyoming Pageant <p>The Mrs. America Pageant system is announcing that 43rd annual Mrs. Colorado and Wyoming Pageant, along with our Inagual year of the Miss Wyoming &amp; Colorado for America pageant will be held on March 30th at the spectacular Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, in Denver. The winners of the state competition will receive a prize package valued at over $30,000.00 and advance on to compete with 49 other state delegates at the national Mrs. America Pageant in Las Vegas in August.</p> <p>Celebrating its 43rd year, the Mrs. America Pageant is the only nationally televised competition to recognize the one person who contributes so much to modern family life...America's Married Woman! While beauty and physical fitness are key elements in the competition, Mrs. Colorado and Wyoming state finalists are also urged to voice their opinions on marriage, community and important issues of the day.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Mar 20, 2019

May My Words Fly Free
Apr 4, 2019

Stories on Stage, Lighthouse Writer's Workshop and Words Beyond Bars join forces for a special live presentation of professional actors performing selected works by men and women incarcerated in Colorado's correctional facilities. These...

May My Words Fly Free <p>Stories on Stage, Lighthouse Writer's Workshop and Words Beyond Bars join forces for a special live presentation of professional actors performing selected works by men and women incarcerated in Colorado's correctional facilities.</p> <p>These stories, which range from warm and humorous to thought-provoking and challenging, reveal the humanity of writers defiantly proclaiming: "I am more than the crime I committed."</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Mar 20, 2019

Ballet MasterWorks: Carmina Burana
Apr 5, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019

Closing out the 2018/2019 season at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with Ballet MasterWorks, Colorado Ballet will present Carmina Burana for the first time in nearly 20 years. This Carmina Burana production will feature choreography by...

Ballet MasterWorks: Carmina Burana <p>Closing out the 2018/2019 season at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with Ballet MasterWorks, Colorado Ballet will present Carmina Burana for the first time in nearly 20 years.</p> <p>This Carmina Burana production will feature choreography by former Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Fernand Nault, along with Carl Orff’s evocative and powerful music performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and chorus. A second work to be announced will complete this season’s final production.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Mar 20, 2019

Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro
May 4, 2019 - May 12, 2019

The most beloved of comic operas. The wily Figaro and his love, Susanna, are set to marry, but Count Almaviva is intent on seducing the bride-to-be—stoking not only the couple’s ire, but the frustrations of the long-suffering Countess. What...

Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro <p>The most beloved of comic operas. </p> <p>The wily Figaro and his love, Susanna, are set to marry, but Count Almaviva is intent on seducing the bride-to-be—stoking not only the couple’s ire, but the frustrations of the long-suffering Countess. What unfolds is hilarious chaos set to a sparkling score.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Mar 20, 2019

Arrive early to learn more about The Marriage of Figaro, in a pre-performance talk by opera historian Betsy Schwarm.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro <p>Arrive early to learn more about The Marriage of Figaro, in a pre-performance talk by opera historian Betsy Schwarm.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Mar 20, 2019

Giselle
May 25, 2019

All students enrolled in Levels 1 through Pre-Professional Division will perform Giselle on May 25 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Giselle is a romantic masterpiece that has been performed continually since it was created more than 160...

Giselle <p>All students enrolled in Levels 1 through Pre-Professional Division will perform Giselle on May 25 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Giselle is a romantic masterpiece that has been performed continually since it was created more than 160 years ago.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Mar 20, 2019

Ludovico Einaudi
Jun 8, 2019

Pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi was born in Turin on November 23rd 1955. Perhaps it was his mother, an amateur pianist, who gave him the first impulse to music, planting the seeds for what would become a fruitful, illustrious career....

Ludovico Einaudi <p>Pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi was born in Turin on November 23rd 1955. Perhaps it was his mother, an amateur pianist, who gave him the first impulse to music, planting the seeds for what would become a fruitful, illustrious career. He began to study music at the Conservatory of Turin and graduated with a diploma in composition under Azio Corghi at the Conservatory of Milan. Immediately he began post-graduate studies with Luciano Berio, with whom he worked as assistant, and later with Karlheinz Stockhausen. In 1982 his talents would win him a scholarship to the Tanglewood Music Festival, where he first came into contact with the American minimalism. He spent the next several years composing for the ballet, the cinema and the theater, including "Sul filo d'Orfeo" (1984), "Time out" (1988), "The Wild Man" (1991), and "Salgari" (1995), as well as many pieces for orchestra and ensemble, which were performed at La Scala of Milan, the Paris Ircam and the Lincoln Center in New York.</p> 1400 Curtis St. Denver, CO America/North_Dakota/Center

Mar 20, 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

Mar 20, 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

Mar 20, 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

Mar 20, 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

Mar 20, 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

Mar 20, 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

Mar 20, 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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