721 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204 +1 303 309 3773
This small, darkly lit theater is touted by critics as one of the best places in the West to see regional premieres of Broadway and off-Broadway shows, and is a haven for daring plays and works exploring gay themes. Since 1987, the approximately 120-seat Theatre on Broadway has offered a sophisticated depth of actors and a cozy atmosphere. With only seven rows of seats and relatively inexpensive tickets, it offers an intimate alternative to the city's larger venues. Each performance runs six to eight weeks. Free parking is available. Call for ticket bookings and reservations.
950 13th Street Denver Performing Arts Center Denver, CO 80202 +1 800 641 1222 (Toll Free)/+1 303 893 4100
The 2,800-seat elegant theater spectacle anchors the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and hosts grand scale touring Broadway musicals, along with other special events ranging from major dance productions to musical concerts. An extravagant multi-level lobby greets theatergoers with drinking and dining opportunities and makes for the perfect lounging area between acts. The mammoth interior has a modern texture with comfortable seating and lavender neon lighting strips illuminating the walls. This is definitely the place to find the tux and sequenced dress crowd.
1101 13th Street Denver Performing Arts Center Denver, CO 80204 +1 303 893 4100
The smallest space at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the Ricketson Theater began as an art house showcasing avant-garde films before closing and remaining vacant for a substantial portion of the early 1990s. But after a brief conversion the venue reopened, transformed into a 240-seat theater staging some of Denver's more challenging and thought provoking work. The intimate setting provides the perfect environment for a daring night of theater.
1100 13th Street Denver Performing Arts Center Denver, CO 80204 +1 303 893 4100
Situated in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the Space Theater is an intimate 'black box' concept used by the Denver Center Theater Company to stage riveting contemporary productions, along with the occasional period piece. Some 425 seats hover above surrounding the performance area, making a theatergoer sitting in the first couple of rows feel like an actual member of the cast.
1050 13th Street Denver Performing Arts Center Denver, CO 80204 +1 303 893 4100 /+1 800 641 1222 (Toll Free)
A stellar venue with steep graded seating allowing 700 theatergoers perfect viewing, the Stage Theater is the pride of the Tony Award winning regional Denver Center Theater Company. The performance space provides amazing versatility for the groups creative lighting and incredible stage designs, and the towering ceilings create acoustical perfection. Located in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the theater presents the Company's more mainstream productions and is a popular setting for the works of Shakespeare and acclaimed off Broadway plays.
1000 14th Street Denver Performing Arts Complex Denver, CO 80202 +1 303 623 7876
Located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Boettcher Concert Hall is the main stage for the Colorado Symphony, directed by Marin Alsop, and Opera Colorado. The lovely venue contains 2,364 seats. Events are in the round, which poses a sound quality problem for those facing the backs of performers. Still, the hall's acoustics and architecture are phenomenal and it is a treat to see opera in the round. An adjacent parking garage takes the hassles out of city parking.
This improvisational troupe promises healthy doses of laughter and a show that is never the same twice. Though designed for adults, the content is suitable for children. Liquor flows on the premises, so an adult must accompany anyone under 21. Reservations are necessary, as the 180-seat theater always sells out well before show time. The troupe also performs original scripted plays and tours across the country. The theater offers customized corporate workshop performances on topics from improving communication to enhancing creativity.
1672 Lawrence Street The Westin Tabor Center Denver, CO 80202 +1 303 825 7256
The Palm Restaurant, a highbrow steakhouse, located in the Westin Hotel Tabor Center, harbors all of the appeal and elegance of the original Palm restaurant in New York City. Caricatures of local celebrities, sports figures and regular patrons line the walls of this brightly lit spot. The menu offers American fare with a western flair and includes porterhouse steaks, lamb chops, blackened chicken breasts, and Maine lobsters. Reservations are strongly urged.
1512 Larimer Street R 12 Denver, CO 80202 +1 303 534 6844
Café Colore offers a huge patio area perfect for people-watching during downtown's busy summer months. Specialty pizzas are prepared with red, white, or pesto sauces, and the speedy service is just right for those on the go. The customer favorite, white pizza, features parmesan, mozzarella, ricotta and garlic. The pasta selection includes the popular Pasta al Forno, and the paninis are plump with portobello mushrooms. Desserts are outstanding. Beverages include coffee drinks, beer and wine.
Everything from the music to the old-fashioned Irish whisky will remind you of the Emerald Island. When the owners made the pub, they set out to make an Irish experience and by all accounts did not fail. The dining and drinking areas were actually constructed in Ireland and shipped to Denver. If you need a "I-am-in-Denver" reality check, grab a seat on the deck and get an awesome view of Coors Field. Entree selections include corned beef and cabbage, Cottage Pie, Gaelic Steak and an all-day Irish breakfast.
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