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.
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.
Tickets to individual performances are on sale now at http://tickets.coloradoballet.org/single/EventListing.aspx.
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.
Colorado Ballet's last few seasons have been the most successful in our Company's history, but because of the popularity of many of our productions, ticket scammers have picked up on this and each season, more and more of them have been buying lower-priced tickets early in the season and reselling them at much higher prices. We have seen our $30 and $50 tickets resold on ticket scammer websites for as much as $750 a piece. These steep price increases cause issues with patrons and affects our mission to make ballet available to all audiences. Also, if there are ticketing problems with these seats, we cannot do anything to help the patrons because they did not buy directly through Colorado Ballet. When the tickets are not sold by the scammer sites, it leaves holes in the audience for an otherwise sold-out performance, which affects our performers as well. During the 2016-2017 season, we have a new way of helping our customers and cutting down on the number of scammers. When single tickets go on sale on July 15, the print-at-home option for tickets will not be available. Colorado Ballet will send paper copies of tickets in the mail at no additional charge to ticket buyers. Approximately one month before each production opens, we will turn on the print-at-home option for tickets again. We hope that this will help cut down on the number of ticket scammers and keep Colorado Ballet's ticket prices reasonable.
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.
Please be quiet during the performance and courteous to other patrons. Silence all cell phones and arrive on time. Click here to learn more.
Three of Colorado Ballet's performances are held at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, located at the Denver Performing Arts Complex (14th & Curtis).
Patrons of the Denver Performing Arts Complex now have expanded light rail options for traveling to Downtown Denver.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Sometimes. When available, Colorado Ballet will occasionally offer 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.
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.
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.
No, cameras or recording devices are not allowed during performances. You are welcome to take photos in the lobby or theater before the performance, during intermission and after the performance. However, you cannot take photos during the performance. Please enjoy performance photos posted on our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages.
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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