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The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

1101 13th Street, Denver, CO 80204 (Downtown)
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Ranked #8 of 139 attractions in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Performances
Owner description: The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is an exhilarating mix of Broadway shows, professional theatre, backstage tours, acting instruction and... more » Owner description: The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is an exhilarating mix of Broadway shows, professional theatre, backstage tours, acting instruction and breathtaking facilities. The Tony Award-winning Denver Center Theatre Company offers classics, revivals and world premieres while Denver Center Attractions presents blockbuster musical touring shows and cabaret productions. The Denver Center Theatre Academy develops the talents of aspiring actors while the Seawell Grand Ballroom hosts meetings, receptions and galas. « less
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Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I've been to countless shows at DCPA and loved every experience. Whether it's Phantom of the Opera or The Nutcracker or the Colorado Symphony, I love going to shows and concerts at DCPA. Even the "obstructed view" seats are great (and cheaper). Such great dining around the area too!

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Denver
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I have been a season ticket holder and the Broadway Musicals that come to Denver are top notch! Friends who have been visiting from NY, are always impressed by the performances they see in the Ellie Caulkins or the Buell Theater. There are many good restaurants that take reservations and offer discounts to theater patrons within walking distance and a... More

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Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

One of the best musical plays I have seen. Most entertaining for adults with lots of adult humor. Very sexy actors that played their parts exceptionally well. I would go see it again. Not for children.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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130 reviews 130 reviews
43 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My wife and I went to see "Second City's American Mixtape" at the Garner Galleria Theater and this review covers only that theater as I am not familiar with the rest of the Center's offerings. The Garner is a small but thoroughly modern theater for more intimate, small scale performances. They have a very nice lounge/bar area at the entrance... More

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Arvada, Colorado
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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

SHUT UP! Dixie Longate's new show is hysterical! Her blend of humor and philosophy are both funny and full of wisdom. I love how she connects with the audience! The show is well written with several hysterical lines! The set was decorated in true southern Alabama motif and the venue does not have a bad seat! Overall, great play, great... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Most excellent play, lots of fun and definitely energizing. The actors and actresses really put on an excellent show. We decided to take both our adult children and their spouses with us, they are in the 20s and loved it as well. Just a great great time!

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We have been to a few performances here. Les Mis twice, Book of Mormon, wicked. In every case we loved the experience. The quality of the performance, facilities, personnel...all top notch. Very convenient garage parking right next to the theaters

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arvada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Just saw Chicago play. It was great. A++. A little pricey but worth the cost. Ate at Larimer Square before - just a short walk away. Took the light rail down and it has a stop right there. Drinks and snacks before the play. Got soda water, but wine beer and liquor drinks also available. If in plastic cup, can... More

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Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Once you're inside, it's a terrific place. But the parking situation is terrible. Adjacent garages have cramped spaces, with barely room to open vehicle doors once you shoe-horn yourself in a space. Spoils the whole experience and makes you think really hard whether it's worth it. Also, pricing is pricey. Plan on a couple hundred bucks for any theatre performance.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Only because I have seen the Vienna, Prague and Paris Operas do I hold back on 5 stars - this facility is comparable in almost every way

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