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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. 

NOTE: Due to health concerns regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19), some events may be canceled. Please check directly with the venus for the latest status. 

COMING SOON 

FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE Orchestra World Tour

WHEN: Jan. 8–9, 2021
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Immerse yourself in the world of one of the most visionary games of all time with this electrifying new concert based entirely on the highly anticipated and groundbreaking game from SQUARE ENIX and performed by your Colorado Symphony and Chorus.

'MOZART PIANO CONCERTO NO. 24'

WHEN: Jan. 15–17, 2021
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Your Colorado Symphony will usher in the start of a new decade of exquisite symphonic music with Dvořák's vibrant "Eighth Symphony," Mozart's dark and stormy "Piano Concerto No. 24" and Strauss' "Overture to Die Fledermaus."

'A TRIBUTE TO ARTHUR FIEDLER AND THE BOSTON POPS'

WHEN: Jan. 23, 2021
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Celebrate the tradition of the Boston Pops with an exciting mix hits made famous by the incomparable Arthur Fiedler. This festive tribute features Colorado Symphony Principal Cellist Seoyoen Min and Principal English Horn Jason Lichtenwalter performing works that will showcase the virtuosity of the Colorado Symphony as a whole.

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...

'MAGIC CIRCLE MIME CO. – THE MOZART EXPERIENCE'

WHEN: Jan. 24, 2021
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

In this family-friendly musical adventure, a mischievous street musician finds herself thrust into the role of Mozart. Presented by the conductor with opportunities and dilemmas, the street musician slowly evolves into a modern-day Mozart. 

'DEAR EVAN HANSEN'

WHEN: Jan. 26–31, 2021
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

"Dear Evan Hansen" follows a high school senior with social anxiety assigned by his therapist to write letters to himself about why each day will be good. His life changes when a classmate commits suicide and the boy's parents find one of Evan's self-addressed letters in his pocket. 

'MENDELSSOHN SYMPHONY NO. 4 CONDUCTED BY GEMMA NEW'

WHEN: Jan. 29–31, 2021
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Mendelssohn's Fourth Symphony evokes the spirit of Italy, conveying the warmth and vitality of its people. Gemma New — dubbed "one of the brightest rising stars in the conducting firmament" — brings budding energy to the podium in her Colorado Symphony debut, leading the orchestra in Wagner's bombastic take on the world of French "Grand Opera." 

'NOW HEAR THIS: STRAVINSKY’S RITE OF SPRING WITH SCOTT YOO'

WHEN: Feb. 5, 2021
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Scott Yoo, world-renowned violinist, conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic and narrator of PBS' "Now Hear This," dives into the histories and mysteries of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring," performed live by your Colorado Symphony

'RIVERDANCE: 25TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW'

WHEN: Feb. 16–21, 2021
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

For more than 25 years, nothing has carried the energy, sensuality and spectacle of Riverdance. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary power and grace of music and dance. 

'TOOTSIE'

WHEN: Mar. 2–14, 2021
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theater tells the story of Michael Dorsey, a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work — until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime. 

'HADESTOWN'

WHEN: Apr. 6–18, 2021
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

"Hadestown" intertwines two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — as it invites you on a hell-raising journey to the underworld and back.

'PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL'

WHEN: May 11–23, 2021
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Get ready to experience this dazzling theatrical take on a love story for the ages, with all the iconic moments you remember from the film.

'JERSEY BOYS'

WHEN: May 2021
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Go behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in this Tony and Grammy Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon. They had a sound nobody had ever heard, and the radio just couldn't get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — one that has made them an international sensation all over again.

'PETER PAN'

WHEN: Sept. 2–Nov. 14, 2021
WHERE: Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
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Peter and his fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and begin the adventure of a lifetime, coming face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

'1776'

WHEN: Sept. 14–26, 2021
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Fed up with living under the tyranny of British rule, John Adams attempts to persuade his fellow members of the Continental Congress to vote in favor of American Independence and sign the Declaration of Independence. Find out how our founding fathers set America in motion in this re-imagining of the Tony Award®-winning musical. 

'AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS'

WHEN: Nov. 16–28, 2021
WHERE: Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, this is the electrifying musical about The Temptations' extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The unforgettable story of this legendary quintet is set to some of the group's most treasured hits, including "My Girl," "Get Ready," "Just My Imagination," "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and many more.

'THE OTHER JOSH COHEN'

WHEN: TBA
WHERE: Garner Galleria Theatre & Bar

Nominated for six Drama Desk Awards and the Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, this hilarious musical invites you into the quirky world of Josh Cohen's New York City apartment, just as it's being robbed. Broke and alone, all hope seems lost for Josh, until a mysterious letter arrives that changes his life forever. 

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