With more than 200 events hosted annually, the Pikes Peak Center has been Colorado’s pride since 1982. The regional entertainment and cultural center was built by the people of El Paso County for the revitalization of the economy. Located in downtown Colorado Springs, it receives accolade for the design and acoustic activities. The center aims to host the best cultural, educational and entertainment events in the El Paso County and Pikes Peak region. The different shows are categorized into family shows, dances, Broadway shows, concerts, comedy, art shows, philharmonic performances, and others. The Pikes Peak Center includes a loading dock, stage, dressing rooms, light systems which cover follow spots, company switch, and various instruments and acoustic effects.
The grandeur of the Pikes Peak Center is worth mentioning for its architectural beauty. The El Pomar Great Hall is the main auditorium of the center. The hall has three seating levels that can accommodate a total of 2000 people. The box seating with an absence of an aisle makes the hall more elegant. Technically, the hall can be tuned to suit various acoustical needs of the shows. This is attributed to the movable canopy ceiling that can be raised or lowered in accordance with the show’s requirements. Apart from this is the acoustic bands roll that down from the ceiling and the walls that can be fine tuned to match the required reverberation. All these features have been an accolade to the hall’s fame.
When these are for the big pomp and show, the hall has its part even in meeting, receptions, dance classes and so on. The studio bee is a rehearsal for all center stage activities. The studio is a separate lobby with acoustic adjustments and a wooden performance floor. There are separate scaling criteria for lectures, classrooms, banquets and other events. The American National Bank Club Room is another area for all the official events.
Booking for the shows at the center can be done both online and at the Pikes Peak Center. The center opens one hour ahead and accommodates 2000 people. Pets and other animals are not allowed inside the theatre and the region has different seating for wheelchair and companion seating and those with visual impairments. Many shows offer a pre-show dinner in the American National Bank Room, which is buffet style with beverages. Centerplate is the catering service that caters to all beverage necessities during the events.