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McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver Arts and Venues

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The McNichols Civic Center Building is located in the heart of downtown Denver at the northwest corner of Civic Center Park. In 1909, the cornerstone of the building was laid, setting the foundation for the then Carnegie Library that would become a center of learning in the park. That tradition continues, as the building was reopened in 2012 as a contemporary hub for arts, culture and events for the people of Denver. This stunning Greek Revival building with its classic Corinthian columns and iconic colonnade across its front, offers new experiences in a classic space.

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General
General
  • Hours: Hours vary. See website for more details.
  • Miles to airport: 26
  • Blocks to CCC: 4
  • Miles to CCC: 0.25
  • Indoor Fire Code: 2000
  • Total Capacity (if applicable): 2000
  • Onsite Parking Spaces: 12
  • Event Space:
  • Group Performance Venues:

Meeting Facilities

Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Exhibits Space
  • Exhibits 2
  • Largest Room 9
  • Total Sq. Ft. 25000
  • Reception Capacity 1000
  • Space Notes Allows Full Buy Outs and there is free parking.
  • Theatre Capacity 600
  • Catering Any licensed caterer
  • Type of Venue Gallery/Museum, Theater/Performing Arts Venue, Special Events Venue
  • Type of Event Reception, Banquet, Meeting Theatre , Tradeshow/Expo, Meeting Classroom
  • Banquet Capacity 500
  • Number of Rooms 5
  • Booths 150
  • Classroom Capacity 300
2nd floor
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 9000
  • Theater Capacity: 600
  • Classroom Capacity: 300
  • Banquet Capacity: 400
  • Reception Capacity: 1000
3rd Floor
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 9000
  • Theater Capacity: 600
  • Classroom Capacity: 350
  • Banquet Capacity: 500
  • Reception Capacity: 1000
Full Buy Out
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 20000
  • Theater Capacity: 1200
  • Classroom Capacity: 700
  • Banquet Capacity: 900
  • Reception Capacity: 2000
1st Floor
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2000
  • Booth Capacity: 20
  • Theater Capacity: 100
  • Classroom Capacity: 60
  • Banquet Capacity: 100
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Map Room (Conference Room)
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 710
  • Theater Capacity: 60
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 25
  • Reception Capacity: 30
Nook Conference Area
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 625
  • Theater Capacity: 50
  • Classroom Capacity: 25
  • Banquet Capacity: 20
  • Reception Capacity: 30
Nook Conference Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 40
  • Theater Capacity: 10
  • Classroom Capacity: 10
  • Banquet Capacity: 10
  • Reception Capacity: 10

Events

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The McNichols Civic Center Building is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Please visit our current and upcoming exhibition pages for details on what's on display. Admission is free.

McNichols Building Exhibits Open to the Public <p>The McNichols Civic Center Building is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Please visit our current and upcoming exhibition pages for details on what's on display.</p> <p>Admission is free.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Valeria Episode IV: Finale
Apr 28, 2017 - Apr 29, 2017

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In this episode, Stories on Stage actor Chip Persons reads a murder mystery that has unintended consequences for members of the orchestra. Stratus Chamber Orchestra and soloist Matt Diekman perform Creature of Prometheus by Beethoven, Symphony #1 by...

Valeria Episode IV: Finale <p>In this episode, Stories on Stage actor Chip Persons reads a murder mystery that has unintended consequences for members of the orchestra. Stratus Chamber Orchestra and soloist Matt Diekman perform Creature of Prometheus by Beethoven, Symphony #1 by Sergei Prokofiev and more as the mystery resolves.</p> <p>April 28 at 7:30pm - McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax-80202 &amp; April 29 @ 7:30pm at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda -80246-$25 adult, $10 child/student - AugustanaArts.org - 303-388-4962.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center
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The season-long series will explore a single narrative through four episodes/concerts – a story line developed through music, acting and story-telling. Stratus borrows the highly successful and addictive television series concept, in which each...

Valeria: A Fugue in 4 Acts <p>The season-long series will explore a single narrative through four episodes/concerts &#8211; a story line developed through music, acting and story-telling. Stratus borrows the highly successful and addictive television series concept, in which each episode/concert is self-contained, while at the same time functions as a chapter in a a story arc that continues throughout the season. There's always a reason to come back to the next concert, but joining the series late is never a problem!</p> <p>EPISODE II:<br />Our story continues as a replacement for the missing player arrives. Suspicion floats through the ensemble. Is there more trouble afoot in the orchestra?</p> <p>PROGRAM<br />Gerald Finzi &#8211; Romance Op 11<br />John Foulds &#8211; April &#8211; England<br />Jerome Moross &#8211; Biguine<br />Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart &#8211; Piano Concerto No. 20</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Jazz for the Schools
May 17, 2017

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Jazz for the Schools is an interactive jazz series that provides an educational and musical experience for Denver area students, many of whom have never had the opportunity to be inspired by the sound of live jazz music. Held at the Crossroads...

Jazz for the Schools <p>Jazz for the Schools is an interactive jazz series that provides an educational and musical experience for Denver area students, many of whom have never had the opportunity to be inspired by the sound of live jazz music. Held at the Crossroads Theater in the historic Five Points District of Denver since the 2011-12 school year, the program supports key Colorado State Music Education curriculum standards. The program is expanding in the 2016-17 school year to include presentations at the schools and at McNichols Civic Center Building.</p> <p>Each presentation involving jazz history, musical techniques and performance is presented by local, regional or international jazz artists. Presenters are chosen based on their ability to provide an entertaining and knowledgeable presentation designed to captivate and engage a young audience. The Jazz for the Schools program supports the Gift of Jazz mission of moving this important genre forward and securing its future with the next generation.</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

Diversity in the West
May 20, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017

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Buffalo Bill, through his show and other activities, has made an indelible imprint upon American history and culture. While Buffalo Bill's Wild West was based upon Cody's own experiences growing up in the American West, he advocated for Native...

Diversity in the West <p>Buffalo Bill, through his show and other activities, has made an indelible imprint upon American history and culture. While Buffalo Bill's Wild West was based upon Cody's own experiences growing up in the American West, he advocated for Native American and Women's equal rights and both were featured prominently in the Wild West. The show eventually turned into an international affair, employing performers from every continent (except Antarctica).</p> America/North_Dakota/Center

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