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Photo by David LauerColorado Ballet at the Armstrong Center for Dance offers studio rentals for workshops, auditions, events and more.

Studio Information:

Each studio has its own sound system, sprung floors with *Marley covering (Studio 8 does not have a Marley floor) and full length mirrors.  Additional chairs and tables are available to rent at an additional cost. Studios 1, 2, 3 and 4 are the only ones with pianos.  If your event includes food or beverages, we ask that all items be kept outside of our studio spaces. Water is permitted in each studio, but we prefer that it is kept in an lidded cup or water bottle. The hallway and lobby areas are available for registration, food and wine concessions or casual dinner events.  Advanced notice of hallway and lobby rentals is required. When using the studio spaces for dance or other related events, it is recommended to wear the appropriate dance or non-street shoes.  If the Black Box Theater is being used as a black box theater, it is subject to additional fees, please see below.  To reserve one of the studios, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.  Click here to view a .pdf diagram of the studios.

Photo: By David Lauer 


For Profit Rate
Non-profit Rate
Additional information
Studio 1 - 85' x 45'
(3,825 sq. ft.)
Includes piano - location on 2nd floor
Studio 2 - 58' x 41.5'
(2,407 sq. ft.)
$100/hour  $75/hour 
Includes piano - location on 2nd floor
Entryway reduces space by 45 sq. ft.
Black Box Theater - Studio 3 - 85' x 40'
(3,400 sq. ft.)
$125/hour  $100/hour  Includes piano - location on main floor
Studio 4 - 49' x 42.5'
(2,083 sq. ft.)
$100/hour  $75/hour 
Includes piano
Entryway reduces space by 47 sq. ft.
Studio 5 - 41' x 24.3'
(996 sq. ft.)
$65/hour  $40/hour 
Location on main floor
Studio 6 - 40' x 21.5'
(860 sq. ft.)
$50/hour  $35/hour
Location on main floor
Studio 7 - 40' x 21.5'
(860 sq. ft.)
$50/hour  $35/hour 
Location on main floor
Studio 8 - 40' x 21.5'
(860 sq. ft.)
*This studio does not have a Marley floor
Hardwood floor only
Catering Kitchen $25/hour $25/hour Location on main floor
Dancer/Staff Lounge $25/hour $25/hour Location on 2nd floor

General Fees

  • Administrative person - $15/hour per person.
    Hours paid must include 1/2 hour preceding the start of use and 1/2 hour after the conclusion. Colorado Ballet reserves the right to require more administrative staff depending on the nature of the event. 
  • Cleaning fee - $25/day, for parties greater than 100 people- $50/day (events serving food or drink may be subject to a higher cleaning fee) 
  • Accompanist - $55/hour, to be paid directly to the accompanist in cash at the time of the studio use. 
  • Refundable security deposit (in lieu of a certificate of insurance) - $250
  • Cancellation fee - $0 if more than 30 days in advance; 25% otherwise
    (Exception – during January, February and March, weekend rentals are subject to a cancellation fee 50% of the rental fee if cancelled less than 30 days prior to the event.)

Additional fees for the Black Box Theater

The Black Box Theater is a theater, rehearsal and event space.  It has an AV system with sound and attached catering kitchen. The theater can be used for several types of events such as small black box type performances, rehearsals, pre-theatre VIP parties, conferences, weddings, holiday celebrations and other gatherings. The black box theater also has available a smaller ‘pre-functional’ room that includes its own private Santa Fe Drive entrance, which can be rented at an additional fee (see costs above for Studio 4).

With no additional chairs the installed seating in the Black Box Theater seats 141 people. Three additional rows can be added to bring the total to 177 seats including a row of accessible seating. Additional staff may be required for Black Box performances and will be arranged on a case by case basis for each specific rental. For events occurring after 6 p.m. or on Sundays, Colorado Ballet's parking lot is available to rentals in the black box theater.

Studio Photos:

Studio 1Studio 1Studio 2Studio 2
Studio 3 - Black Box TheaterStudio 3 - Black Box TheaterStudio 3 - Black Box Theater - with lightingStudio 4
Studio 4Studio 5Studio 5Studio 6


Armstrong Center for Dance
1075 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

Reservation Form:

To reserve one or more studios, please fill out this form and a staff person will try to get back to you within 48 hours.

* Required

Studio 1
Studio 2
Black Box Theater - Studio 3
Studio 4
Studio 5
Studio 6
Studio 7
Studio 8 - no Marley floor


All rentals must have signed rental agreement prior to the rental. All rentals will require an advanced deposit. Please contact Julia Patterson for studio rental availability and general inquiries. Email: or call Monday through Friday: 303-339-1634.


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