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Frequently Asked Questions

To make your experience with Colorado Ballet more enjoyable, we’ve compiled some important facts that are good to know whether you are attending the theater or considering a purchase. Read below to learn more about how to make the best of your Colorado Ballet experience.

Can I purchase a subscription to the entire season?

Yes! Colorado Ballet offers great options for those interested in purchasing tickets to multiple productions.  Save 25% on three performances and 25% on additional tickets.  Subscriptions for the 2015-2016 season are no longer available, but subscriptions for the 2016-2017 season are available now!  Click here for more information.

When can I buy tickets to just one performance?

Tickets to individual performances are on sale now at http://tickets.coloradoballet.org/single/EventListing.aspx.

I have seen Colorado Ballet tickets for sale on other websites. Where is the best place to buy tickets?

Colorado Ballet sells tickets on its own website, www.coloradoballet.org and through our partners at Altitude Tickets (formerly known as TicketHorse), www.altitudetickets.com. Occasionally, we will also sell tickets to select performances through Travelzoo and Goldstar.  Colorado Ballet does not partner with or endorse other ticketing services and we cannot guarantee the quality of ticketing services through other ticketing vendors.

How long are the performances?

Performance length varies depending on the ballet.  Colorado Ballet's annual production of The Nutcracker runs approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes including the 20 minute intermission.  We will e-mail out performance run times to other ballets in the Know Before You Go e-mail, which goes out several days before each performance.

This is my first ballet.  What should I know about ballet etiquette?

Please be quiet during the performance and courteous to other patrons.  Silence all cell phones and arrive on time.  Click here to learn more.

How do I get to the Denver Performing Arts Complex?

Three of Colorado Ballet's performances are held at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, located at the Denver Performing Arts Complex (14th & Curtis).

Driving Directions:

  • From the North:
    • Take I-25 south toward Denver. Take Speer Blvd. South – Exit 212A. Turn left on Arapahoe St. Turn right on 13th Street. The Ellie Caulkins Opera House is located on the south side of the Denver Performing Arts Complex between 14th St. and the Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre.
  • From the South:
    • Take I-25 north towards Denver. Take the Auraria Pkwy./CO-33- Exit 210B. Auraria Parkway becomes Colorado Avalanche Blvd. Turn right on Speer Blvd. Turn left on Arapahoe St. and right on 13th St.

Public Transportation:

Patrons of the Denver Performing Arts Complex now have expanded light rail options for traveling to Downtown Denver.

  • Weekday Events:
    • Patrons can take the D line, or the F or H lines to the Convention Center/Performing Arts station. These three lines will run at 15-minute frequencies from approximately 5:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Patrons boarding the C line or the E line should transfer to the D, F, or H lines at the I-25 & Broadway station.
  • Weekend Events:
    • Patrons can take the D line or the H line to the Convention Center/Performing Arts station. These two lines will run at 15-minute frequencies from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Patrons boarding the C line or the E line should transfer to the D or H lines at the I-25 & Broadway station.

Go to www.rtd-denver.com for more information.

Where do I park?

When parking, the suggested arrival time is one hour prior to curtain to avoid a late arrival to the performance. Because the Ellie Caulkins Opera House shares its parking garage with all users of the Denver Performing Arts Complex, parking can be difficult and we encourage you to allow for plenty of time.

Parking Options:

  • Colorado Convention Center Parking Garage: Entrances are off of Speer northbound at Champa St. The Colorado Convention Center Garage connects to the Denver Performing Arts Complex by a pedestrian bridge that crosses over Champa St.
  • Denver Performing Arts Complex Parking Garage: Parking at the Denver Performing Arts Complex Parking Garage costs $12 per vehicle.

    Street parking and other surface lots are available in nearby blocks.

    Click here to see a parking map of Downtown Denver.

How do I get to the Newman Center for the Performing Arts?

Colorado Ballet performs the final production of each season at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver.  The Newman Center for the Performing Arts is located at the corner of East Iliff Avenue & South University Boulevard, and is approximately 1 mile south of the University Boulevard exit off Interstate 25 (I-25).  Click here for parking information and directions.

What are the policies and procedures of attending the Ballet?

Seating Policies:

Please be aware that there is no assigned late seating. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of house management, but may be required to wait in the lobby until intermission. Television monitors display the performance and are located in the lobby. All patrons (all ages) attending Colorado Ballet performance require a ticket. Lap seating is not permitted.

Ballet Attire:

Most people feel comfortable in business casual attire when going to the ballet, however, some do dress in more formal attire on opening night and Friday and Saturday evening performances. If the event is a special occasion, you are certainly encouraged to make the most of your outing.

Talking and mobile devices:

Before a performance begins, please be respectful to other patrons and the performers.  Please silence your cell phones, refrain from texting, and turn off tablets and other mobile devices.  Also, please do not talk during the performance.  The light from your mobile device and talking may distract other patrons and the performers.  If you need to answer your phone, please exit the theater to the lobby.

Does Colorado Ballet offer group discounts?

Yes! Bring your family, friends, co-workers or social group to the ballet and get a discount on tickets for groups of 10 or more. Group pricing is based on group size and time and date of performance.

Colorado Ballet is experiencing a growth in ticket sales this season, and seats are going fast. To order group tickets call 303-339-1723 or email Molly Epstein at molly.epstein@coloradoballet.org today!

If I buy a ticket for myself, can my child sit on my lap?

It is the policy of Colorado Ballet that all persons in the theater have a ticket and seat, regardless of age. Lap seating is not permitted.

Does Colorado Ballet offer "rush" tickets or discounts for military and senior citizens?

Yes, rush tickets, or discounted day-of tickets, can be purchased two hours before each performance at the Ellie Caulkins Box Office. Keep in mind however, that we cannot guarantee tickets will be available for each performance.

Does Colorado Ballet offer a student discount?

Yes, for some shows Colorado Ballet offers a discount for college and dance students.  If you would like to take advantage of the student discount, please contact the ticketing office at 303-837-8888 ext. 2.

Does Colorado Ballet have studio space available to rent?

Yes! Colorado Ballet offers studio rentals for workshops, auditions, special events and more. Click here for more information and rental fees. Free street parking is available outside of the 1075 Santa Fe Drive location.  Parking in the adjacent lot is not permitted.

Can I take photos at a performance?

No, cameras or recording devices are not allowed during performances. Please enjoy performance photos posted on our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages.

When did Colorado Ballet move into its new building?

Colorado Ballet moved into its new building, The Armstrong Center for Dance in late-August 2014. Click here for more information about our exciting new space!


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