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McNichols Civic Center Building Reopens with three new art exhibits in conjunction with Major League Baseball All-Star Week 

Jul 6 - Venues

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce the public reopening of the McNichols Civic Center Building with three new summer art exhibitions in conjunction with Major League Baseball (MLB) All-Star Week.

A Shot, A Pop, A Shirt and A Show: Red Rocks Begins COVID-19 Vaccinations

May 11 - Venues

Red Rocks Amphitheatre concertgoers will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccination shot on-site when they attend select concerts, and get a t-shirt and concessions voucher for making the effort.

Red Rocks 80th Anniversary Celebration Postponed due to Weather

Apr 19 - Venues

The “Red Rocks 8 o’clock Howl,” a celebration to open the 80th anniversary season of Red Rocks Amphitheatre, has been postponed from Wednesday April 21 until Wednesday April 28th, 2021. The weather this Wednesday calls for potential snow and high in the 30s; next Wednesday, clear and warm.

‘Red Rocks 8 O’ Clock Howl’ to Open 80th Anniversary Season; Music from Caring Coloradans to Take the Stage

Apr 16 - Venues

Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre will open its 80th Anniversary season April 21, not with one of the venue’s usual platinum-selling headliners, but with a roster of acts that have performed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for those in nursing homes, intensive care units, churches or front yards.

Summer Returns:  Yoga and Film on the Rocks, SnowShape On Sale Friday

Apr 14 - Venues

It’s on. Fitness and films. Red Rocks Amphitheatre will host its annual Yoga on the Rocks, Snow Shape Ski Season Fitness and Film on the Rocks series, with all sessions going on sale Friday, April 16 at 10 a.m.

Denver Arts & Venues Brings a New Fitness Series and 10 Local Partners to Sculpture Park

Jul 28 - Venues

Denver Arts & Venues, together with 10 local fitness studios and cultural arts organizations, presents a diverse lineup of classes includes dance, cardio, boot camp, high-intensity interval training, meditation and sound healing, barre, yoga and more.

Red Rocks Retunes for 2020 Season

Jun 30 - Venues

A hallmark of Colorado summers for many includes a visit to Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which will once again play host to the eighth season of Yoga on the Rocks, a new Quarantine 15 Challenge fitness series and the return of SnowShape. The amphitheatre has also launched a brand-new website and mobile app for a world-class digital experience featuring original content with prominent artists.

Events at City Venues, Large Gatherings Suspended Through June 1

Mar 16 - Venues

All events at City-owned venues, including Red Rocks Amphitheatre (and Visitor Center), Denver Coliseum, Colorado Convention Center, Bellco Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex and the McNichols Civic Center Building, have been suspended through June 1. Additionally, McNichols Civic Center Building will be closed to the public through June 1.

Se han suspendido hasta el 26 de mayo todos los eventos en lugares de propiedad de la municipalidad de Denver, incluyendo el Anfiteatro Red Rocks (y su Centro de Visitantes), el Coliseo de Denver, el Centro de Convenciones de Colorado, el Complejo de Artes Escénicas de Denver y el Edificio del Centro Cívico McNichols. Además, el edificio del Centro Cívico McNichols también permanecerá cerrado al público hasta el 1 de Junio. 

Las entradas para espectáculos cancelados se reembolsarán en el punto de compra. 

McNichols Civic Center Building Spring Exhibitions Explore the Faces of Mexico City, Colorado Printmakers, Contemporary Feminism and the New Landscape of Five Points

Ecosistema 300

Jan 13 - Venues

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce four new art exhibitions at McNichols Civic Center Building.

  • Ecosistema 06050 (First Floor Community Gallery) Jan. 7-31: photography of Mexico City
  • Spirit Resonance: The Vitality of Printmaking (Boettcher Cultural Pavilion) Jan. 18-April 5: highlighting six female printmakers
  • Dearly Disillusioned (Third Floor) Jan. 18-April 5: a boundary-pushing exhibit coinciding with the centennial of women's suffrage and the fourth annual Womxn's March
  • Portrait of a City (First Floor Community Gallery) Feb. 1-29: artwork exploring the new landscape of Five Points

McNichols Civic Center Building 2019 summer exhibitions

May 2 - Venues

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce summer art exhibitions at McNichols Civic Center Building.

Leang Seckon: Prophecy (first floor, through May 31)
Electric Chaco (first floor, July 17-28)
Translating the Building (first floor, Aug. 2-25)
Making Faces (Boettcher Cultural Pavilion, second floor, through Aug. 25)
Of Places and Spaces (third floor, through Aug. 25)

McNichols Civic Center Building spring exhibitions showcase Colorado photographers, Denver Fashion Week

Jan 29 - Venues

Denver Arts & Venues is pleased to announce two new art exhibitions at McNichols Civic Center Building.

Beethoven's Nightmare, deaf rock band, performs at Studio Loft

Dec 28 - Venues

Following the successful programming of the Breaking Barriers Festival during Deaf Heritage Month in September, Denver Arts & Venues, The Denver Office of Sign Language Services and ImaginASL are pleased to present Beethoven’s Nightmare at Studio Loft in Ellie Caulkins Opera House Friday, Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre announces Stranahan's as official whiskey of Red Rocks

May 8 - Venues

Colorado’s most famous outdoor venue, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, announces today that Stranahan’s® Rocky Mountain Single Malt Whiskey has been named the “Official Whiskey of Red Rocks Amphitheatre” in a partnership that will provide exclusive marketing rights at the world-famous entertainment site and national historic landmark.

Mayor Hancock, Denver Arts & Venues Announce The Next Stage Vision, Process

Mar 21 - Venues

A new music hall, rehearsal and recording space, commercial development, expanded retail, and an arts high school campus are elements of a redevelopment vision for the performing arts complex presented by Mayor Michael B. Hancock and Denver Arts & Venues Thursday. The vision, dubbed “The Next Stage,” was delivered by

Historic McNichols Civic Center Building Temporarily Closing to Improve Connectivity and Access

Aug 20 - Venues

McNichols Civic Center Building will close its doors for construction on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 as the building prepares for operational upgrades as well as implementing a new front courtyard offering better connectivity to Civic Center Park and universal access to the building. Arts & Venues staff will vacate the