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Top Concert Halls And Theatres In Denver

February 28, 2011 1:24 AM

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I always feel at home in a theater. But, just like home, I want each theater to be comfortable for me in its own way. How are the seats? What about acoustics? Sightlines? Room for my little, tiny legs? These concert halls and theaters are all noteworthy.
ellie caulkins opera house Top Concert Halls And Theatres In Denver


Ellie Caulkins Opera House

695 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 20
Denver, Colorado 80246
(303) 778-1500

The Ellie is my favorite space in town. It’s big, comfortable, rich in wood and color and the acoustics are great. Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center on the DU campus runs a close second.

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Buell Theatre

1101 13th Street
Denver, CO 80204-5319
(303) 893-4000

The Buell is not my favorite space, but I see so damned much stuff there I felt like I had to add it. Though the acoustics are good, as are the sight lines, I can’t say I’m ever very comfortable there. I don’t like the seats and I always want more leg room. Which is interesting, as my legs are incredibly short.

Space Theatre

1101 13th Street
Denver, CO 80204-5319
(303) 893-4000

I appreciate the intimacy of the Denver Center’s small, in-the-round, theater. I could watch just about anything here.

Curious Theatre

1080 Acoma Street
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 623-0524

An old church. I just love how they’ve used the space. Very intimate. Very inviting.

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Fox Theatre

9900 E. Colfax Avenue
Aurora, CO 80010

An old movie theater, put to very good use by a variety of theater companies.

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Shadow Theatre

1468 Dayton Street
Aurora, CO 80010-3233
(720) 857-8000

A great theater space that hosts an award winning theatre company.

– Greg Moody is CBS4’s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News at 4 and 6 p.m. are featured on the Entertainment section.

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  • Brock Erickson

    You might want to note that the address given for the Ellie is actually that of Opera Colorado’s offices. The Ellie is, of course, downtown.

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