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Top Choice Performing Arts in Denver

Denver Performing Arts Complex

This massive complex – one of the largest of its kind – occupies four city blocks and houses 10 major venues, including the historic Ellie Caulkins Opera House and the Boettcher Concert Hall. It’s also home to the C…
Top Choice Theater in Denver

Curious Theatre

'No guts, no story' is the tagline of this award-winning theater company, set in a converted church. Plays pack a punch with thought-provoking stories that take on social justice issues. Think race, immigration, sex…
Top Choice Jazz in Denver

El Chapultepec

This smoky, old-school jazz joint attracts a diverse mix of people. Since it opened in 1951, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Ella Fitzgerald have played here, as have Jagger and Richards. Local jazz bands take the t…
Live Music in Denver

Ogden Theatre

One of Denver’s best live-music venues, the Ogden Theatre has a checkered past. Built in 1917, it was derelict for many years and might have been bulldozed in the early 1990s, but it’s now listed on the National Reg…
Theater in Denver

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is the theater wing of the huge Denver Performing Arts Complex. It has eight theaters, making it the country's largest nonprofit theater organization (and an easy place to t…
Live Music in Denver

Grizzly Rose

This is one kick-ass honky-tonk – 40,000 sq ft of hot live music – attracting real cowboys from as far as Cheyenne. The Country Music Association called it the best country bar in America. If you’ve never experience…
Jazz in Denver

Nocturne

Art deco meets industrial chic at this jazz club in the heart of RiNo. Though featuring local and national musicians, the stars here are the artists in residence who take the stage for eight-week runs to perform wor…
Classical Music in Denver

Colorado Symphony Orchestra

The Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex is home to this renowned symphony orchestra. The orchestra performs an annual 21-week Masterworks season, as well as concerts aimed at a broader audie…
Live Music in Denver

Bluebird Theater

This medium-sized theater is general admission standing room and has terrific sound and clear sight lines from the balcony. The venue often offers the last chance to catch bands – Denver faves the Lumineers and Devo…
Live Music in Denver

Hi-Dive

Local rock heroes and touring indie bands light up the stage at the Hi-Dive, a venue at the heart of Denver’s local music scene. During big shows it gets deafeningly loud, cheek-to-jowl with hipsters and humid as an…