Colorado Ballet offers performances described by Amy Ogden so that blind and visually impaired patrons can enjoy Colorado Ballet. Patrons utilizing audio described accessibility can receive 15% off tickets to an audio described performance using promo code AUDIO. Patrons may request audio description for a different date but must make the request at least 2 weeks in advance. Headsets for audio description can be obtained from the coat check on the left side of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House lobby prior to the performance. Patrons can request a touch tour on the date of the audio description if they alert our staff by the Friday prior to the described performance.

Sleeping Beauty - October 11, 2024 – 7:30pm 

The Nutcracker - Sunday, December 1, 2024 – 6:30pm *Sensory Friendly (includes Audio Description)
The Nutcracker
- Sunday, December 8, 2024 – 1pm (includes Audio Description)
The Nutcracker - Saturday, December 21, 2024 – 6:30pm

Casanova - Saturday, February 8, 2025 – 7:30pm

ALICE (in wonderland) - Sunday, March 16, 2025 – 2pm

MasterWorks - Saturday, April 19, 2025 – 7:30pm

*Audio Description is a form of narration providing key information regarding the visual elements of what occurs on stage. It is provided via individual headsets at no additional cost on select dates for each production and is available to blind and low vision patrons as well as anyone who may benefit from this service.

Wheelchair Accessible and Companion Seating

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House provides wheelchair accessible and companion seating locations. On-sale date for wheelchair accessible seats coincide with each event’s public on-sale date. Designated wheelchair accessible seats are available only to persons requesting such seating on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To purchase wheelchair accessible and companion seating for performances remaining, please click on the performance you want, view the seat maps and look for the accessible seating icon. Accessible seating is available in every section for all Colorado Ballet performances. If you need assistance purchasing tickets, please contact our ticketing office directly at 303-339-1637 or email

Wheelchair accessible ramps are located throughout the Denver Performing Arts Complex starting curbside at 14th and Curtis streets. Additional drop-off locations at curbside ramps are located at 13th Street underneath the Arts Complex and outside the Jones Theatre at the corner of Speer & Arapahoe. Wheelchair ramps are located in the parking garage on levels 3, 4 and 5. Lobby ushers in each theatre can direct patrons on interior elevators and ramps, which lead to wheelchair seating.


For those who experience difficulty with sight, Colorado Ballet offers large print programs for each performance. Patrons can request a copy of the large print programs prior to the performance at the coat check.


Colorado Ballet is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

Colorado Ballet takes the following measures to ensure accessibility:

  • Include accessibility as part of our mission statement.
  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.
  • Integrate accessibility into our procurement practices.
  • Appoint an Accessibility Coordinator.
  • Assign clear accessibility targets and responsibilities.

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on our website:

We try to respond to feedback within 2 business days.

Assessment approach

Colorado Ballet assessed the accessibility of by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation
  • External evaluation - We have recieved a performance report from SiteImprove and are taking steps to improve accessibility of
Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. is partially conformant with WCAG 2.1 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard. Colorado Ballet is currently taking steps to improve web accessibility and become more conformant with WCAG 2.1.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Formal approval & complaints

This Accessibility Statement is approved by Colorado Ballet's Graphic Design & Marketing Associate, Nick Simpson

Formal complaints

Any formal complaints that are made will be addressed within two business days. We will take necessary steps to resolve problems that are brought to our attention.

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