Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson

Colorado Ballet's rehearsal studios, Academy and administrative offices are located at the Armstrong Center for Dance at 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.  All parking spots in the adjacent lot are reserved and assigned to specific dancers and staff.  Dancers and staff may leave and come back throughout the day, so please do not take a spot even if it appears to be free.  Academy families are welcome to circle the lot while picking up their children as long as they do not block the lot.  Our location offers an abundance of free parking throughout the neighborhood.  Santa Fe Drive has free 2 hour parking.  Kalamath Street south of 11th Avenue offers free parking all day.  Surrounding residential neighborhoods also offer free parking all day.  Please watch for signs around street sweeping days and other parking restrictions. 

 Please enter the building through the double doors through the parking lot off 11th Ave. on the west side of the Armstrong Center for Dance.  The doors on the Santa Fe Drive side of the building are locked.

Parking at Performances

To ensure that you arrive to enjoy the scheduled Colorado Ballet performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in its entirety, please take traffic and other transportation issues into consideration. The Denver Performing Arts Complex is home to several venues that may also have performances running at the same time. This may cause the parking garage to fill quickly. We recommend to arriving an hour prior to the start of the performance. Additionally, other garages and street parking (where available) may require a short walk to the venue.

The eight-story, DPAC parking garage is located onsite and can accommodate 1,700 vehicles. Garage entrances are located on Arapahoe and 13th Streets. Additional parking is available at the Colorado Convention Center Parking Garage located at Speer Blvd and Champa Street, just 2 blocks South of the DPAC garage.  The Colorado Convention Center Parking Garage can accommodate 1,000 vehicles, for more information, please click here. If you have any further parking inquiries, please visit the website for the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

DPAC map

Denver Performing Arts Complex Garage Pre-Purchase Event Parking

To pre-purchase limited parking spots, and guarantee your parking stall for your next visit to the Arts Complex Garage, please click here.

Public Transportation

If you choose to take public transportation, we suggest planning ahead for an early arrival. Be sure to check that your bus or train will still be running after the performance ends. The Light Rail is an excellent option for transportation to the theater.  The Theater District/Convention Center stop drops you off right across the street from the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Click here for more information.


Colorado Ballet wants you to have a relaxing and safe afternoon or evening out!

Ellie Caulkins Opera House Parking Map

Newman Center Parking

Click here for the Newman Center parking map. Paid parking is available in the Newman Center parking garage and in other University lots to the west and northwest of the center.

Parking in the neighborhood is not advised, as most side streets have a one-hour parking limit. Please do not park in front of driveways — your vehicle will be towed.  Please do not park in the lot for the Iliff School of Theology, (on the north side of Iliff Avenue across the street from the Newman Center).

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