Treat yourself to an afternoon or an entire night of Denver, Colorado, theater within the largest arts complex under one roof in the world. In the heart of the city, converging under an 80-foot tall glass outdoor roof, The Denver Center Performing Arts Complex houses over ten old and new performing arts theater spaces on 12 acres. In the bright lights of the surrounding Denver Theatre District are premier Denver hotels and some of the finest restaurants in the city. You can spend a whole night experiencing the finest in Denver, Colorado theater, dining and lodging or you can take a casual afternoon for an off Broadway show, while taking in views of the Rocky Mountains.
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Inside the sprawling Performing Arts Complex, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents the full spectrum of “the theatre.” See an opera or ballet or the latest nationally touring Broadway hits in the historic Ellie Caulkins Opera House, The Garner Galleria Theatre or The Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre. Denver Center Theatre Company performs on one of four stages in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex—everything from classic and contemporary dramas to musical comedies to innovative, one of a kind theatre plays.
You can also see performances by the Colorado Ballet, Opera Colorado and international touring artists. The Colorado Symphony Orchestra performs in the acoustical round of the Boettcher Concert Hall. Denver, Colorado theater delivers every kind of entertainment, from community theater to the most sophisticated offerings.
Nearby Theater Denver Restaurants
Linger over pre-theater cocktails or dinner in the convenient spots of the Performing Arts Complex or the many other fine theater Denver restaurants in the nearby Denver Theatre District.
For a relaxing cocktail or exquisite meal, there is Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House—favorably located beneath the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Across from the Opera House, you can stop into the Garner Galleria Theatre and Bar for a drink. For more casual pre-show—or post-theater fare, there is the elegant Limelight Supper Club just across from the Buell Theatre and farther down the pathway in the lobby of the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex you can partake in a pre-show bistro style meal at the Hot Ticket Café. When you just want to relax with some music and a cup of coffee before or after a show, Backstage Coffee is around the corner at 14th & Curtis.
If you want to go all the way with your night out, indulge in an extravagant and leisurely seven course French meal and notable wine list, just around the corner at the critically acclaimed Four-diamond, Restaurant Kevin Taylor inside the Hotel Teatro. The hotel also serves contemporary Italian cuisine in the Prima Ristorante.
Denver Theater Hotels
After the show, saunter back to the impeccable Hotel Teatro and bask in 24-hour room service and theatrical memorabilia that lines the high marble walls. For a unique and lighter experience of theater Denver hotels, immerse yourself in the pop culture theme of the Curtis Hotel that looks on to the high glass ceiling of the Performing Arts Complex from half a block away. Or for hip art deco, stay at the Monaco Hotel a few blocks away. These are just a few of the places you can patronize.
Your night of Denver, Colorado theater is full of possibilities for an unforgettable event.