What is The Next Stage NOW?

On March 10, 2016, Mayor Michael Hancock unveiled The Next Stage Vision Plan for the Denver Performing Arts Complex. This plan aims to re-energize the Arts Complex with new and updated venues, more public space and diverse and accessible programming. While construction will not begin immediately, The Next Stage NOW aims to start this exciting transformation with public performances, programming and placemaking initiatives today.

Upcoming Events:

Brass Under Glass
Saturday, Dec. 2 @ 1 p.m.
Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Bring a lawn chair and experience fan-favorite Brass tunes through the magical surround-sound of the glass atrium of the Denver Performing Arts Complex.  Brought to you by The Denver Brass.

Check out the new music video from The Denver Brass.

A Very Vintage Holiday Show
Thursday, Dec. 14 & 21 @ 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 15 & 22 @ 5:30 p.m.
Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Celebrate the season with A Very Vintage Holiday Show. Much like Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters, the group’s exceptional talent blends upbeat vocal harmonies and engaging showmanship with a little bit of comedy and plenty of nostalgic holiday tunes. Don’t miss some free festive entertainment for all ages.

Festival of Lights in Downtown Denver
Thursday, Dec. 14 @ 6 p.m.
The Champa Studio, 1245 Champa St, 3rd Floor

Join the Colorado Hebrew Chorale and special guests, the Denver Jewish Day School Glee Club, for the 7th annual Chanukah Celebration.  All are welcome to join in the festival: Food, Family-friendly, and Fun!  This event is FREE and open to the public.  RSVP required.

2017 Denver Trombone Christmas
Sunday, Dec. 17 @ 12 p.m.
Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex

The Trombone Christmas Concert is given to promote and encourage the fellowship and musicianship of slide trombone players through the performance of Christmas music. Be sure to tell your friends and join us for this year's Trombone Christmas.


Next Stage Collaborative

Next Stage Collaborative is an interactive gallery presented by the University of Colorado Denver and Denver Arts & Venues. This space was recently reimagined from a vacant storefront into a flexible modern gallery by students from CU Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning and the College of Arts and Media. For questions and special tour information contact [email protected]

STARS OF SUPERNOVA is a new-media art exhibition taking place September 15 - November 11 at the NXT STG Collaborative Gallery in the DPAC Galleria, located across from the Buell Theater.  

This student run operation, a collaboration between CU Denver's College of Arts & Media and the Next Stage NOW teams up with Denver Digerati for a fun and forward thinking exhibition that brings some of the leading assets of SUPERNOVA Outdoor Digital Animation Festival forward into a gallery context for greater contemplation and thoughtful experience.

SUPERNOVA STARS will weave a dynamic mix of works by the festival's three guest jurors Faiyaz Jafri (NYC), Raquel Meyers (Madrid, Spain) and Peter Burr (NYC), as well as solo spotlight artist Jeremy Couillard, alongside a major interactive new media work by CU Denver alum Robert Fikes IV. SUPERNOVA's guest jurors are celebrated worldwide for their pioneering work within the fields of new media, contemporary art, performance and digital motion graphics. This is a rare opportunity to experience a deeper side to their art, including multiple looping animations, an interactive video-game experience, 2d artworks including lenticular graphics, and some of the most exquisite 3d printed forms that show off this popular new modeling technique.  

Fikes' digital experience allows viewers to conduct their own Cuban ensemble by triggering audio clips on a MIDI interface, correlating with CU Denver's relationship with music producers in Cuba.

SUPERNOVA is the ultimate international showcase for digital motion art and one of Denver's most singular and innovative cultural projects.

Find out more at SUPERNOVADENVER.com

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 12:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


For additional questions or information, please contact Peter Dearth, Operations Assistant, by email or at 720-865-4303.