Directions to our theatres
All of our theatres are located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex in downtown Denver, which takes up the blocks between Speer Boulevard and 14th Street, and between Arapahoe and Champa streets. The intersection of 14th and Curtis streets is a good pick-up and drop-off location for all theatres (see map below).
Don't forget to view our calendar of downtown events to make note of days when parking might be more difficult.
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Directions to our classes:
DCPA Education classes are held at 1101 13th St., in the Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education, at the corner of 13th and Arapahoe.
During our child and teen summer programming, our drop-off and pick-up location is on 13th Street (see map below). Enter 13th Street from Arapahoe Street. From there, students waiting to be picked up will always be on the right-hand side of the street in the theatre loading dock area. Cars may line up on the right-hand side to wait for students.
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Newman Center and Conservatory Theatre:
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There are many options for parking available on-site and within a short walking distance:
Denver Performing Arts Complex Garage: Entrances are available from Arapahoe or 13th streets. Rates vary and payment is due upon entry. Cash or credit card are accepted. Wheelchair accessible spaces are located on levels 3, 4 and 5. Note: The City of Denver owns and operates this garage. Dial 311 with concerns.
Guaranteed Parking Reservations: We have partnered with Parking Panda*, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to find and purchase guaranteed parking at at many locations within walking distance of the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
Once purchased, parking is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up, often at exclusive discounts. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, which serves as your payment with no additional fees. Inventory is limited and lots will fill up, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase parking passes for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in advance.
Colorado Convention Center Garage:
If the Complex garage is full, parking is available at the Convention Center garage, located at Speer Boulevard and Champa Street. This garage is connected to our theatres by a pedestrian bridge.
Restaurant & Valet: Many of our restaurant partners offer parking validation or valet services. Leave your car before dinner, enjoy the show, and come back after to pick it up.
Downtown parking lots: Many downtown parking lots and garages are within walking distance to our theatres.
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What else is happening the day of your show? If there's another DCPA show in the Complex, a different arts performance or even a Colorado Rockies game, it could affect how long it takes to get here and park. Please check the time and date of your show ticket against the list below. We update it regularly to ensure you can prepare to arrive in plenty of time.
|Denver Performing Arts Complex ||Sports Authority Field ||Pepsi Center |
|Coors Field ||Colorado Convention Center |
| ||Event ||Date ||Time |
| ||Wedding ||Sat, Sep 13 ||7pm |
| ||Zarlengo Foundation ||Sat, Sep 13 ||5pm |
| ||Seth Meyers || Sat, Sep 13 ||8pm |
| ||Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association Annual Fall Expo ||Sat, Sep 13 ||NA |
| ||Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association Annual Fall Expo ||Sun, Sep 14 ||NA |
| ||Denver Broncos ||Sun, Sep 14 ||2:25pm |
| ||KMPG Reception ||Wed, Sep 17 ||4pm |
| ||American Massage Therapy Association Annual National Convention ||Wed, Sep 17 ||NA |
| ||EMRD Institute, Inc. ||Wed, Sep 17 || |
| ||Fidelity pre-show ||Thu, Sep 18 ||5:30pm |
| ||Colorado Symphony Orchestra ||Thu, Sep 18 ||7:30pm |
| ||American Massage Therapy Association Annual National Convention ||Thu, Sep 18 ||NA |
| ||FMS Combo Levels 1 & 2 ||Thu, Sep 18 ||NA |
| ||CU Alumni Reception ||Fri, Sep 19 ||4pm |
| ||Operation Altitude ||Fri, Sep 19 ||5pm |
| ||UC Denver Reception ||Fri, Sep 19 ||6:30pm |
| ||Colorado Symphony Orchestra ||Fri, Sep 19 ||7:30pm |
| ||American Massage Therapy Association Annual National Convention ||Fri, Sep 19 ||NA |
| ||Denver School of Nursing Graduation ||Fri, Sep 19 ||NA |
| ||Fall Home Show ||Fri, Sep 19 ||NA |
| ||Elton John ||Sat, Sep 20 ||8pm |
| ||Wedding Reception ||Sat, Sep 20 ||5pm |
| ||Colorado Symphony Orchestra ||Sat, Sep 20 ||7:30pm |
| ||American Massage Therapy Association Annual National Convention ||Sat, Sep 20 ||NA |
| ||Fall Home Show ||Sat, Sep 20 ||NA |
| ||Fall Home Show ||Sun, Sep 21 ||NA |
| ||Kids Artistic Revue ||Sun, Sep 21 ||NA |
Avoid the cost and hassle of parking downtown with these options:
A taxi stand is available just across 14th Street at The Curtis Hotel. Or, our staff is happy to call a cab from the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex.
RTD offers more than 15 bus routes that pick up and drop off within one block of the Denver Performing Arts Complex. When planning your route to the Complex, put in "Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street" as your cross streets to get the best results.
RTD Light Rail lines D, F and H all make stops at 14th & Champa, beneath the Colorado Convention Center. When planning your route to the Complex, put in "Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street" as your cross streets to get the best results.
Both Uber and Lyft operate in Denver, with the option to use a mobile app to quickly request and pay for an affordable ride to and from anywhere in the Denver metro area. If you want to drive yourself (and still avoid parking), one-way point-to-point car rental memberships like Car2Go and Zipcar are also available.
For the casual night out, Denver is host to a B-cycle bike sharing program, with more than 80 bike stands located around the Denver metro area. The closest bike pick-up and drop-off to our theatres is located right next door at the Convention Center.