Exterior of the Bonfils in the Denver Center Performing Arts Complex

Making Theatre Affordable

Attention-grabbing headlines about outrageous ticket prices are hard to overcome, but at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, we attempt to make theatre affordable. Here’s how:

The cast of Rattlesnake Kate onstage at the Wolf Theatre

The cast of Rattlesnake Kate. Photo by andrewkelleyphotography.com

  1. Scholarships

Whether it’s a Student Matinee or an education class, scholarships are available to students and schools to eliminate barriers to participation. In fact, in our 2018/19 season, we offered 11,695 Student Matinee scholarships and 659 class scholarships. INFO

  1. DCPAccess

Thanks in large part to the voter-approved Scientific & Facilities District, the DCPA offers $10 tickets to many of its Theatre Company, Cabaret, and Broadway productions. Nearly 8,500 $10 tickets were distributed in 2018/19. INFO

  1. Rush Discounts

We offer last-minute ticket options to all DCPA Theatre Company productions and select DCPA Cabaret shows:

    • Students: $10 tickets
    • Seniors (62+): Half-price tickets
    • Military: Half-price tickets

We invite you to arrive one hour before curtain, visit our main Box Office in the Bonfils Theatre Complex, and present your ID. If a seat remains, you’re in! Subject to availability.

Cast of DCPA’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? sits in a mod-style living room onstage

Jon Hudson Odom, Kelly McAndrew, Isabella De Souza Moore, and Paul David Story. Photo by Adams VisCom

  1. Advance Discounts

Prefer not to take your chances? We have advance ticket discount options for our DCPA Theatre Company productions:

  • Students: $20 tickets with code STUDENT (limit 2 per order)
  • Seniors (62+): 20% off tickets with code SENIOR
  • Military: 20% off with code BLUESTAR
  1. Discount Club for Ages 18-30

For a $20 membership, individuals ages 18-30 can unlock substantial savings all season long for select DCPA Theatre Company, Broadway and Cabaret productions. The membership fee more than pays for itself; save up to 75%! INFO

Not to be overlooked, don’t forget that Broadway and Theatre Company subscribers save money and have dibs on purchasing added attractions. For full details on ways to save, visit our discount page or contact DCPA Education.