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Some may look to the East and West coasts for the U.S.’s best opera, theater, classical music and ballet — but aficionados know that Denver is home to a performing arts scene to rival any other city. Explore the best upcoming performing arts events in Denver. 

NOW SHOWING

'THE LAST DEFENDER'

WHEN: May 28–July 28, 2019
WHERE:1510 Blake Street
Part performance, part puzzle hunt and part live-action game, "The Last Defender" draws on the political and social turmoil of the 1980s. In this immersive storytelling experience, you'll suit up and work as a team to gather information, solve puzzles, and attempt to save the world.

The region’s only full-time professional orchestra, the Colorado Symphony embraces a tradition of musical excellence by presenting a diverse array of symphonic performances throughout the year. The Colorado Symphony performs in Boettcher Concert Hall...

COMING SOON 

'RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES'

WHEN: June 23, 2019
WHEREEllie Caulkins Opera House
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Abbey Road album at this one-night tribute to The Fab Four.

'CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY'

WHEN: July 9–28, 2019
WHEREBuell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
You don't need a golden ticket to see Roald Dahl's beloved children's tale come to life! Enjoy songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man,” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket,” along with new tunes you've never heard.

'IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S ME - THE SECOND CITY'

WHEN: July 31–Aug. 25, 2019
WHEREGarner Galleria Theatre & Bar
Improv fans won't want to miss their chance to see this world-famous comedy troupe right here in The Mile High City.

'CHICAGO'

WHEN: Aug. 1–25, 2019
WHEREStudio Loft in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House
The Phamaly Theatre Company solely casts actors with disabilities in their shows and hosts a musical every summer. This year it's "Chicago" — the longest running show in Broadway history! 

'ANASTASIA'

WHEN: Aug. 7–18, 2019
WHEREBuell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
This show will transport you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer, Anya and a handsome conman embark on an epic adventure to help her discover the mystery of her past. 

'INDECENT'

WHEN: Aug. 30–Oct. 6, 2019
WHERE: Space Theatre

When Sholem Asch's groundbreaking play, "The God of Vengeance," was deemed "indecent" because of its portrayal of a same-sex romance, the playwright refused to be silenced. This is a play about that play, and the lengths to which Asch went to make it happen.

 

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