Four young adult actor stand in a row, smiling and clapping, at a DCPA Community Engagement event

Diverse Cultural Organizations Empowering the Community

A sense of real belonging at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts is created through spaces that are shaped with the unique needs of diverse communities in mind. The work of creating spaces and implementing practices that support equity, diversity, inclusion, and access is fundamental to a thriving theatre community and to the DCPA’s […]

Sharpening Your (Acting) Skills

Imagine getting cast in a role as a cook …when you don’t cook. Now, there are some things you can learn in an acting class, but mad knife skills are not among them. But that’s just what the cast of Clyde’s had to quickly learn (yep…just said “quickly” and “knife” in the same breath) to […]

Little Red's mom, the Wolf, Little Red, and the Park Ranger sing onstage together. Everyone is looking at Little Red, who stands in the center, smiling.

Little Red is Back!

The lovable Little Red is back by popular demand! This charming, song-infused retelling of Little Red Riding Hood finds Little Red at the center of new adventures and new ways of seeing familiar characters. With a wandering wolf, a gardening grandma, singing forest creatures, and characters from other tales joining in, Little Red discovers her […]


5 Influential Women Taking Over DCPA Stages in the 2023/24 Season

This season is packed with trailblazing women and their acts of triumph, perseverance, and beating the odds in a male-dominated society. Learn more about these women and visit the Denver Center for the Performing Arts to see their stories come alive on stage. TINA TURNER TINA — The Tina Turner Musical details the life of performer […]

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees on DCPA Stages

The Denver Center stages are no stranger to iconic setlists. The tunes of many famous singers  have graced the Arts Complex, including performances from some celebrities themselves. In 2023 and 2024 alone, the music of five different Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees will play on the DCPA stages. RUTH BROWN Inducted to the […]

Reentry Programs: Assistance After Incarceration

Imagine. You’ve served your time in prison and suddenly, you’re free. You’ve got the clothes on your back, a bus ticket and some change in your pocket. If you’re lucky, maybe there’s someone to meet you when the bars clang shut at your back. But maybe not. No job. No money. No roof over your […]

Prisoners perform along a stairway in the prison

DU Prison Arts Initiative Lets Unheard Voices Be Heard

According to a 2018 study by the Virginia Department of Corrections, odds are 50/50 that a formerly incarcerated individual in Colorado will return to prison within three years. With an estimated 2 million people living in prison across America, it is in every community’s best interest to reduce the rate of recidivism by preparing inmates […]

An illustration of the bustling buildings in Aurora

Aurora Shines With Fun, Food and Art

Denver often gets the headlines, but the city just to the east of Colorado’s capital shines as well, and is a worthy destination in her own right. With a population approaching 400,000 (making it the third most populous city in the state), Aurora is luring visitors and residents with both new developments as well as […]

Get Ready For Denver Arts Week

Sure we can celebrate the Mile High City’s vibrant visual and performing art scene all year long, but thanks to the 17th annual Denver Arts Week, find even more wonderful ways to immerse yourself into the scene. The festival runs November 3 to 11, showcasing everything from visual art to live performances to epic parties. […]

A man hands plates filled with food over to a woman. They are in the kitchen of Steuben's

A Photo Tribute to the Restaurant Service Industry

All photos by Amanda Tipton Photography Four formerly incarcerated individuals are cooking up the perfect sandwich in Clyde’s, the DCPA Theatre Company’s latest production, written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. Mind you, the characters aren’t looking to be perfect themselves; rather, they lean into the joy, camaraderie, and deliciousness that comes from approaching […]