Denver Theatre District

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The DTD or Denver Theatre District is a group created to enhance and promote the artistic and theatre opportunities in downtown Denver. The Denver Theatre District encompasses the following area:  16th Street Mall and Arapahoe Street to Speer Boulevard; from Speer Boulevard to Welton Street; from Welton Street to 14th Street; from 14th Street to Champa Street; from Champa Street to the 16th Street Mall.

There are over a dozen theatres in the DTD with numerous different types of theatre experiences which are sure to please almost everyone.  At the DTD you can enjoy all sorts of theatre experiences from an adult burlesque show at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret to an opera at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.  If you are in the mood for comedy theatre, try the Bovine Metropolis Theatre.  The theatre produces some of the most humorous productions that you have ever seen.

The Boettcher Concert Hall is in the DTD.  This concert hall is known for the great entertainment as well as for the unique structure of the hall.  The entire structure is built in a half circle shape meaning that there are no true vertical or horizontal lines.  This helps to maximize the quality of the sound in the hall.

The Denver Performing Arts Complex is also located in the DTD  is home to several theatres including the opera house and the Conservatory Theatre.  This complex, which takes up to 12 city blocks. is considered to be the largest theatre center in the entire world. For a listing of the shows playing in each of the venues located in the center, for ticket prices, or for information on drama teacher’s theatre classes, go to http://www.denvercenter.org/Home.aspx.

The Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex  is located with The Denver Performing Arts Center.  The theatre houses 4 different theatre companies and provides a wide variety of different types of theatre.

Getting to the theatre district is not as difficult as one might think.  There is public transportation to the area including bus service and light rail. In addition, there are several hotels where guests can stay in the theatre district–no need to worry about transportation!  There are two parking garages where visitors can park; fees are about $8 to $12.  Guests can also eat at one of the many restaurants which have parking and walk to the theatre.

For more information on visiting the Denver Theatre District, or for information on The Denver Performing Arts Center, you can go online to http://www.artscomplex.com/VisitorInformation/FAQ/tabid/94/Default.aspx or http://denvertheatredistrict.com

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