Denver Performing Arts Complex

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Coordinates: 39°44′40″N 104°59′51″W / 39.74444°N 104.9975°W / 39.74444; -104.9975

Denver Performing Arts Complex front view
Denver Performing Arts Complex
Denver Performing Arts Complex back view

The Denver Performing Arts Complex (sometimes referred to locally as "The Plex," "The DCPA" or simply, "Denver Center") located in Denver, Colorado, is the second largest performing arts center in the world after New York City's Lincoln Center. The DPAC is a four-block, 12-acre (49,000 m2) site containing ten performance spaces with over 10,000 seats connected by an 80 ft (24 m) tall glass roof. It is home to a Tony Award-winning theatre company, Broadway touring productions, contemporary dance and ballet, magnificent chorales, a major symphony orchestra, internationally acclaimed opera and more.

The City and County of Denver’s Theatres and Arenas Division owns and operates the three largest theatres in DPAC, the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, the Buell Theatre and Boettcher Concert Hall. These and the other facilities of the Complex are managed and booked by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA).

Performing arts organizations which regularly appear in one or other of the performance spaces include the Colorado Ballet, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Opera Colorado and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ theatrical divisions — Denver Center Attractions, Denver Center Theatre Company and the National Theatre Conservatory.


Performance and other facilities

The Denver Performing Arts Complex houses the following performance spaces:

The Stage, Space, Ricketson, Jones, Garner Galleria and Tramway Theatres, as well as the Seawell Grand Ballroom are managed by the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

Sculpture Park

Sculpture Park is located at the southwest corner of the complex at N. Speers Blvd. and Champa St.


  1. ^ Art Saturday – Public Art In Denver 2 – “Dancers”. Bill Egnor. myFDL - Firedoglake. March 6, 2010. Accessed 2012-12-09.
  2. ^ Dumb and Dumber: Jonathan Borofsky's "The Dancers" waltz into Denver. Michael Paglia. Westword. June 26, 2003. Accessed 2012-12-09.

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