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Upcoming Events

Colorado Ballet hosts many special events and unique performances that are open to the public and offer occasionally offer a behind-the-scenes look at the Ballet and the people who make the magic happen.  Click here to view upcoming Academy events.  Click here to view upcoming performances.  Click here to view Center Stage - Young Patrons events.

Paranormal Palace 2015 Halloween Party

Chandra Kuykendall and Domenico Luciano in Dracula by Mike Watson

October 31, 2015
Doors Open at 9 p.m. for VIP, Doors Open at 9:30 p.m. for GA
McNichols Building Civic Center Building
Civic  Center Park – Colfax & Bannock
144 West Colfax, Denver, CO 80202

General Admission – $39 – $79, VIP – $129
ALCOHOL INCLUDED in ticket purchases - 21+
Click here to purchase tickets.

Paranormal Palace is an Interactive Haunted Party on multiple floors, with more than 30 ghoulish performers!  The event will feature brief performances by Colorado Ballet's dancers and a portion of proceeds will benefit Colorado Ballet.

Photo: Chandra Kuykendall and Domenico Luciano in "Dracula" by Mike Watson

Colorado Ballet Nutcracker MarketColorado Ballet Nutcracker Market

November 5-8, 2015
In a heated tent in Skyline Park in Downtown Denver
At 16th St. and Arapahoe St. (on the 16th Street Mall)

Our Market will consist of an upscale retail market with additional artisan and high-end craft booths.  In addition to our fabulous holiday market, we have other fun events planned! We’ll begin the festivities with a Private Kick-off Cocktail Party on Thursday evening where party-goers can shop while enjoying tasty treats and libations.  On Friday, and Saturday and Sunday, we will have an open seating area where market shoppers can relax with a treat from our many planned food trucks while enjoying a refreshing libation and entertainment from local school choral groups.  On Saturday and Sunday, we will have two “Breakfast with Santa” events each day.  The Nutcracker Market will benefit Colorado Ballet and its affiliate programs!

First Friday Nutcracker Event

November 6, 2015
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Nutcracker demonstrations: 7-9 p.m.
Colorado Ballet Studios at the Armstrong Center for Dance
1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

Colorado Ballet will offer a free Nutcracker First Friday event on Friday, November 6 at its home at 11th and Santa Fe.  Stay tuned for more details.

Domenico Luciano in Sinister LoveAttitude on Santa Fe

February 6, 2015
6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner served at 6 p.m., performance begins at 7 p.m.)
Black Box Theater at the Armstrong Center for Dance
1075 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Cost: TBD

More information and registration coming soon. 

Photo: Domenico Luciano in "Sinister Love" during September 2015 "Attitude on Santa Fe"

Behind the Scenes Luncheon - Alice (in Wonderland)

Sharon Wehner by Allen Birnbach

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.)
Kevin Taylor's at the Opera House
Chambers Grant Salon in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Cost: $55 (register for both 2015-2016 Behind the Scenes Luncheons for $100!)

Enjoy a sneak peek of Colorado Ballet’s upcoming performance of Alice (in Wonderland) and hear from Principal Dancer Sharon Wehner, who is celebrating her 20th season with Colorado Ballet!

Behind the Scenes Luncheons are your opportunity to hear artists of Colorado Ballet talk about the upcoming production and answer your questions.  After lunch, look in on dress rehearsal and see the dancers in action!  The entrée is Herb Roasted Chicken Breast, Broccolini, Butternut Squash Puree, Fingerling Potatoes, and Rosemary Jus.

RSVP by Friday, February 12.  Click here to register.

Queen of Hearts Ball

Queen of Hearts Ball

Thursday, February 25, 2016
5:30 p.m.
Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Lose your head at Colorado Ballet's Queen of Hearts Ball on February 25 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.  Start the evening off with cocktails, appetizers and an incredible silent auction!  Enjoy a unique and exclusive performance featuring Colorado Ballet dancers collaborating with the headline entertainment (to be announced soon).  Indulge in a delicious three course meal by Kevin Taylor.  Top off the evening with dancing on the stage of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House--a once in a lifetime opportunity with entertainment to be announced soon!


  • YP Ticket - $100 for young professionals 40 and under (includes cocktails, appetizers, and dancing on the Ellie Caulkins stage)
  • Individual Tickets - early bird pricing of $300 until January 1 ($350 after January 1)
  • VIP Individual Tickets - early bird pricing of $450 until January 1 ($500 after January 1) (includes open bar and access to VIP room)
  • Colorado Ballet Auxiliary Member - $275 individual ticket until January 1
  • Tables of 10 - $5,000
  • VIP Tables of 10 - $10,000 (includes premiere table placement, thank you’s in the program and on-screen, and access to VIP room)

Click here for more information on the event and to purchase tickets or learn about sponsorships.

Ladies at the Barre - Ballet Director's Choice

Friday, March 25, 2016
5:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. performance
Cost: $140
Dinner: Location TBD
Performance: June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts

Enjoy a night out with dinner and Colorado Ballet’s performance of Ballet Director's Choice. Tickets include dinner, one glass of wine and an orchestra level ticket to the performance. This is a wonderful opportunity to come with a friend or on your own to meet other women (and men) who enjoy the ballet. Husbands, boyfriends and friends are welcome! 

RSVP by Monday, March 20.  Registration will open soon. 

Colorado Ballet Golf Tournament

TBD date and time


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