The Denver Center for the Performing Arts houses several different venues and sizes of performance space.
The largest is Buell Theater where the headline shows like “Wicked,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Hamlet,” and “Rock of Ages” are performed, The Helen Bolfils Theater normally houses smaller offerings with the Garner Galleria hosting small cast shows with an intimate dinner theater setting. The Ellie Caulkins is somewhere in between. Drinks and snack or sold at the theater and are allowed inside. For the best seating options we suggest becoming a subscriber. You can pay in monthly installments so it’s affordable and you get first chances at shows that sell out immediately. You can explore the various packages here. We can truly say we’ve never had a bad time at any production put on by the DCPA. The onsite parking is reasonable at $10 and is right next to the theaters. For a fun weekend check out “The Curtis” hotel, our favorite and visit Sam’s #3 for a Comfort Food Breakfast, lunch and dinner and Zengo for a fantastic bottomless brunch along with an eclectic dinner menu.
DCPA 2016 / 2017 Broadway Shows
An American in Paris
Roundabout Theatre Company’s Cabaret
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
The Illusionists – Live from Broadway
Motown the Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography.
In this classic American masterpiece, the Wingfield family is trapped in their nostalgia, dreaming of lives they wished they had. But when a long-awaited caller joins them for dinner, fantasy and reality collide as expectations shatter like glass.
“Where does art belong?” Called vandals, criminals, even creative terrorists, graffiti artists set out to make their voices heard and alter the way people view the world. A one-night-only performed reading with DJ, spoken-word, and Q&A.
Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside — life is beautiful at Cabaret.
Given life from a man with a troubled heart, a creature sets out into the cruel world to discover his humanity. The lead actors alternate performances in the roles of Frankenstein and his creature, allowing man and monster to intersect with each chilling performance.
Unrehearsed, unscripted theatre featuring the fast-talking and quick-thinking talents of some of Denver’s best improv performers.
God takes human form in An Act of God, the sinfully funny and critically acclaimed new play direct from Broadway. He’s finally arrived to set the record straight…and He’s not holding back! The New York Times raves it’s “Deliriously Funny,” and the Toronto Star proclaims, “Thou Must See it!” Get thy tickets today!
Considered America’s foremost humorist, best-selling author and cultural icon David Sedaris returns to Denver for two shows only.
Jersey Boys is the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history.
A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. The dance work celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve.
David Sedaris’ off-beat tales from his stint as a Macy’s elf in New York City is the sure cure for the common Christmas show.
Essential to the holiday season in Denver, A Christmas Carol is a joyous and opulent musical adaptation that traces money-hoarding skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge’s triumphant overnight journey to redemption.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, that tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage.
The beloved TV classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. See all of your favorite characters as they come to life in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical.
Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. The magic of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale springs to life in this heartwarming theatrical event.
The 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Musical is a refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, “Fun Home is extraordinary, a rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway.” (New York Times)
Without William Shakespeare, we wouldn’t have masterpieces like Romeo and Juliet. But without two of his friends, we would have lost Shakespeare’s plays forever! A hilarious, heartfelt story of the characters behind the stories we know so well.
A “terrific new play about the mystery of faith by Lucas Hnath – one of the freshest playwriting voices to emerge in the past five years.” – The New York Times
Emma, a climate change scientist, is invited to share her findings at a Senate hearing that could define her career and her cause. But if she can’t overcome her tumultuous inner struggle, her dedication and sacrifices may not be enough.
The smash musical tells the true story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul. His American dream launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Smokey Robinson.
Featuring the most amazing, dangerous and unique acts from all four corners of the globe, accompanied by the largest ever performing African elephant, Circus 1903 transports the audience to the golden age of circus.
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most celebrated band.
An American in Paris brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable works from George and Ira Gershwin. This new hit musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war, earned more awards th…
Travis Wall and Shaping Sound are back with their brand now show, After the Curtain. Heart-wrenching, breath-taking and ultimately uplifting, this is one dance show that audiences will remember forever.
Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! With songs by Grammy- and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.
In this “breathtaking, raw and blistering” Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Amir has built the perfect life. But as a high-profile case and his wife’s art show reveal how little his culture is understood, their misconceptions become too much to bear.
As Denver audiences know well, no one embodies Mark Twain like Hal Holbrook. It is, quite simply, one of the most acclaimed and enduring performances in the history of theatre. This evening is a living, breathing, American masterpiece.
MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical.
The beloved classic blossoms anew in this enchanting musical full of beautiful melodies. When young Mary uncovers the key to her late aunt’s long-lost garden, she becomes determined to revive the beauty that once flourished.
Improv that’s appropriate for kids and hilarious for everyone. Treat your family to some all-ages entertainment and become a part of the shenanigans as you choose the direction of a made-up fairy tale.
This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Play, is coming to Denver.
One fledgling drag queen. A team of comic-themed foes. The Pride and Comic Con mash up of your fantasies.
From Disney, the producer of The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Beauty and the Beast, comes the beloved tale of two sisters torn apart and their journey to find themselves and their way back to each other. Be among the first to see this highly anticipated new musical before it makes its Broadway debut!
The national tour of the Broadway musical Hamilton will play The Buell Theatre as part of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ 2017/18 Broadway subscription series.