The Denver Center for the Performing Arts houses several different venues and sizes of performance space.
The largest is Buell Theater where the headline shows like “Wicked,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Hamlet,” and “Rock of Ages” and “Miss Saigon” are performed, The Helen Bonfils Theater normally houses smaller offerings with the Garner Galleria hosting small cast shows with an intimate dinner theater setting. The Ellie Caulkins is somewhere in between. Drinks and snacks are sold at the theater and are allowed inside. For the best seating options, we suggest becoming a subscriber. You can pay in monthly installments so it’s affordable and you get first chances at shows that sell out immediately. You can explore the various packages here. We can truly say we’ve never had a bad time at any production put on by the DCPA. The onsite parking is reasonable at $15 and is right next to the theaters. For a fun weekend check out “The Curtis” hotel, our favorite and visit Sam’s #3 for a Comfort Food Breakfast, lunch and dinner and check out our list of favorite brunch spots for the morning after.
DCPA 2021/2022 Broadway Shows
The DCPA is currently closed due to Covid Restrictions but is working hard to raise funds and organize a schedule for as soon as possible to reopen.
As of Apr 7, the following upcoming shows have been postponed or canceled. Please check back regularly for new dates.
BROADWAY & CABARET
- 1776 (Postponed, dates pending)
- Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations (Postponed, dates pending)
- Come From Away (Postponed, dates pending)
- Dear Evan Hansen (Postponed, dates pending)
- Disney’s The Lion King (Rescheduled)
- Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top… (Postponed, dates pending)
- Hadestown (Postponed, dates pending)
- Hamilton (Rescheduled)
- Jersey Boys (Postponed, dates pending)
- Mean Girls (Added event – Postponed, dates pending)
- Moulin Rouge! The Musical (Postponed, dates pending)
- My Fair Lady (Postponed, dates pending)
- The Other Josh Cohen (Postponed, dates pending)
- Pretty Woman: The Musical (Postponed, dates pending)
- Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show (Postponed, dates pending)
- That Golden Girls Show (Postponed, dates pending)
- To Kill a Mockingbird (Postponed, dates pending)
- Tootsie (Postponed, dates pending)
- Theater of the Mind (Postponed, dates pending)
- Angry, Raucous & Shamelessly Gorgeous (Canceled)
- The Children (Canceled)
- A Christmas Carol (Canceled)
- Emma (Canceled)
- In the Upper Room (Canceled)
- Light Up the Sky (Canceled)
- Mojada (Canceled)
- Rattlesnake Kate (Canceled)
- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Canceled)
Gerald Ramsey as Mufasa in ‘The Lion King.’ Photo by Matthew Murphy.
- Coming December 2021
- Buell Theatre
Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s The Lion King, making its triumphant return to Denver! More than 95 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage. Winner of six Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, The Lion King brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. The Lion King also features the extraordinary work of Tony Award®-winning choreographer Garth Fagan and some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award®-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like The Lion King.
HAMILTON – Returns in 2022
Chaundre Hall Broomfield, Ruben J. Carbajal, Bryson Bruce and Auston Scott in the national tour of ‘Hamilton.’ Photo by Joan Marcus.
- Returning 2022
- Buell Theatre
Hamilton is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now. With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical direction and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.
To sign up for the Broadway subscription waiting list, please go to denvercenter.org/broadway. A single ticket on-sale will be announced at a later date.
Erika Henningsen, Ashley Park, Taylor Louderman and Kate Rockwell. Photo by Joan Marcus.
- expected in 2022
- Buell Theatre
Direct from Broadway, Mean Girls is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), composer Jeff Richmond (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung. New York Magazine cheers,“Mean Girls delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.” USA Today says, “We’ll let you in on a little secret, because we’re such good friends: Get your tickets now!”
The original Broadwaty cast of Lincoln Center Theater’s ‘My Fair Lady.’ Photo by Joan Marcus.
- Buell Theatre
From Lincoln Center Theater that brought you The King & I and South Pacific, comes “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time” (Entertainment Weekly), Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (The New York Times). “Every so often a revival comes along that reminds you how indispensable great theater can be” (NY1). Boasting such classic songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” and “On the Street Where You Live,” My Fair Lady tells the story of Eliza Doolittle, a young Cockney flower seller, and Henry Higgins, a linguistics professor who is determined to transform her into his idea of a “proper lady.” But who is really being transformed?
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is one of the largest non-profit theatre organization’s in the nation, presenting Broadway tours and producing theatre, cabaret, musicals, and innovative, multimedia plays. Last season the DCPA engaged with more than 1 million visitors, generating a $193.4 million economic impact in ticket sales alone. Follow the DCPA on social media @DenverCenter and through the Denver Center for the Performing Arts NewsCenter. Denver Center for the Performing Arts is supported in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).