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The Denver Center for the Performing Arts

1101 13th Street, Denver, CO 80204 (Downtown)
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Ranked #9 of 135 attractions in Denver
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Lochbuie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts has many Broadway, and off Broadway shows a year. You can make your selections for performances, show times, seating and ticket purchase all at one time on their website. Arrive 30-40 minutes before your performance time, to allow for street parking or in the performing Arts parking garage and use of facilities before... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Idea location and venue for numerous types of entertainment with many quality restaurants with-in walking distance.

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Centennial, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We attended a Friday evening performance in Boettcher Concert Hall and were pleased with the works played but I found the seats to be cramped (I am 6'3") with little seat or back padding. The tops of the seats are wood, not padding. It was very uncomfortable trying to sit with my legs straight ahead of me, I had to... More

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Centennial, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This review is more for the parking than the actual Performing Arts Center. The Center is lovely, the seats are well placed although not that comfy. The parking garage is so unacceptably small. When we parked our regular sized mini-van in a regular sized parking space, my husband had to let our family out first, then park and they crawl... More

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Severance
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is just a fantastic area in general. The Buell theatre and the Ellie Caulkins opera house are fantastic venues for all sorts of performances. Top notch location as well, close to the 16th street mall and nice big parking garage. Highly recommended location for Denver!!

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Littleton, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The DCPA is one of my favorites. We are there often for shows, plays, comedy, etc. All the venues feel very intimate even though some are rather large. The art throughout the complex is worth a look in and of itself. This is a great place and everyone should check it out.

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