THE BUELL THEATRE
Every must-see Broadway musical extravaganza, direct from New York.
Every must-see Broadway musical extravaganza, direct from New York.
The Buell Theatre provides an ideal setting for the large-scale musicals and flashy effects that are the signature of our Broadway performances. The largest theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, The Buell Theatre is continuously ranked among the highest-grossing theaters under 5,000 seats in the country (seating capacity: 2,839). Currently, food and beverage is only allowed in designated locations but not in the theatre. Whatever is happening at the Buell Theatre is bound to be spectacular. Broadway musicals, plays and special performances don’t get any bigger or better.
Additional security measures are in place in The Buell and The Ellie. Please arrive early.
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Feb 13 – 25, 2024
Message In A Bottle is a spectacular new dance-theatre show from five-time Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince inspired by and set to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, including “Every Breath You Take”, “Roxanne”, “Walking On The Moon” and more. With a mix of exhilarating dance styles, high-energy footwork and breathtaking athleticism, Message In A Bottle tells a unifying and uplifting story of humanity and hope. A Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK Production.
Mar 5 – 10, 2024
You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?
Mar 14 – 17, 2024
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Yes, your favorite ogre is back in the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar®-winning, smash hit, DreamWorks animated film.
Apr 10 – 28, 2024
The music. The showmanship. The icon. Now, the unparalleled artistry of the greatest entertainer of all time comes to Denver as MJ, the Tony Award®-winning new musical centering on the making of the 1992 Dangerous Tour, begins a tour of its own. Created by Tony Award®-winning Director /Choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Michael Jackson into legendary status. MJ is startin’ somethin’ as it makes its Colorado premiere at the Buell in 2024.
May 3 – 5, 2024
Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. For six straight decades, only one unstoppable force has flat-out dominated popular culture – breaking down barriers, pushing boundaries and letting nothing and no one stand in her way. THE CHER SHOW is the Tony Award®-winning musical of her story, and it’s packed with so much Cher that it takes three women to play her: the kid starting out, the glam pop star, and the icon.
May 11 & 12, 2024
When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag. Bluey’s Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy® award-winning children’s television series, with an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush. Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show made just for you, featuring brilliantly created puppets, this is Bluey as you’ve never seen it before, brought to real life. Bluey’s Big Play is presented by BBC Studios and Andrew Kay in association with Windmill Theatre Co.
May 22 – Jun 2, 2024
PHONE RINGS, DOOR CHIMES, IN COMES COMPANY. It’s Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, and all her friends keep asking, why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man and isn’t it time to settle down and start a family? As Bobbie searches for answers, she discovers why being single, being married, and being alive in the 21st-century could drive a person crazy.
Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Company features Stephen Sondheim’s award-winning songs You Could Drive a Person Crazy, The Ladies Who Lunch, Side by Side by Side and the iconic Being Alive. Let’s all drink to that.
June 19 – July 3, 2024
From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, DISNEY’S Frozen, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, is now on tour across North America, and the critics rave, “It’s simply magical!” (LA Daily News). Frozen features the songs you love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers. An unforgettable theatrical experience filled with sensational special effects, stunning sets and costumes, and powerhouse performances, Frozen is everything you want in a musical: It’s moving. It’s spectacular. And above all, it’s pure Broadway joy.
Jul 24 – Aug 25, 2024
WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers as “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.”
The most critically-acclaimed new musical of the 2022-2023 Broadway season, KIMBERLY AKIMBO, will launch a National Tour at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in September 2024. A new musical about growing up and growing old (in no particular order), KIMBERLY AKIMBOwas named BEST MUSICAL by the New York Drama Critics Circle, The Drama Desk Awards, The Lucille Lortel Awards, and The Outer Critics Circle Awards. KIMBERLY AKIMBO features book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, based on his acclaimed play of the same name; music by Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori; choreography by Danny Mefford; and direction by Jessica Stone, KIMBERLY AKIMBO opened on Broadway to unanimous rave reviews on November 10, 2022, following its world premiere at the Atlantic Theater Company in December 2021. Kim is a bright and funny New Jersey teen, who happens to look like a 72-year-old lady. And yet her aging condition may be the least of her problems. Forced to maneuver family secrets, borderline personalities, and possible felony charges, Kim is determined to find happiness in a world where not even time is on her side.
We want theatre to be accessible to all. In addition to accessible seating, we offer American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Audio Description services free with paid admission on select performance dates. Broadway shows also have free Open Captioning service on a select date per show.