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Located just off Larimer Square, the Comedy Works is everything you might expect from a comedy club - tight seating space and a two-drink minimum. The club, which is rated as one of the top comedy clubs in the country, consistently hosts some of the best names in comedy, including Dave Attell, Bobcat Goldthwait and Arsenio Hall. A separate downstairs bar area offers a great place to wait during nights with multiple shows. Reservations are kept up to 30 minutes before show time. Prices vary depending on the show. Be advised that all shows at Comedy Works are non-smoking.
An oasis of culture in the Rockies; the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, is home to Opera Colorado. Named after local first lady of opera, Ellie Caulkins, this giant opera house incorporates elements of the Denver Municipal Auditorium, which has occupied the space since the 19th century. The result is a unique design boasting state-of-the-art facilities and providing the perfect place to showcase Denver's local talent. Opera Colorado hosts 16 performances of four major operas, such as Carmen, Bellini's Norma and the Abduction from the Seraglio, each year. Colorado Ballet also puts on 70 dance shows each season.
With over 2.2 million square feet (204387 square meters) of event space the variety of events that the Colorado Convention Center can host are endless, from large city wide conventions to social galas. Installed with state-of-the-art facilities which includes a business center, computer rentals and a gift shop. The center is also the hub for many exciting expositions and events. Ranging from sports events to children's events to comedy shows, the center has it all. The center is also the ideal source of information for tourists. It keeps you updated on the latest happenings and answers any questions you may have regarding accommodation, eating out, transportation and entertainment. So if you're looking for entertainment for yourself or family then stop by the Convention Center. It's got something for everyone.
A stellar venue with steep graded seating allowing 700 theatergoers perfect viewing, the Stage Theater is the pride of the Tony Award winning regional Denver Center Theater Company. The performance space provides amazing versatility for the groups creative lighting and incredible stage designs, and the towering ceilings create acoustical perfection. Located in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the theater presents the Company's more mainstream productions and is a popular setting for the works of Shakespeare and acclaimed off Broadway plays.
The Garner Galleria Theater is a cabaret style theater and seats around 210 people. It offers cabaret productions like the Taffetas and the longest running, Always...Patsy Cline. Come here and experience a cabaret performance while you enjoy a glass of cocktail along with their other servings. Call and check beforehand for the show timings as they tend to vary.
At La Rumba, formerly known as 9th Avenue West, sultry salsa dancing takes center stage. Within this spacious and colorful club, decorated down to the bathrooms with art from Picasso and his contemporaries, comfortable couches and sleek tables line the slick-tiled floor which gives way to salsa dancing through the night. This is one of Denver's few clubs that will make you feel out of place if you enter in T-shirt and shorts; dress is very classy. Free salsa dance lessons are also given.
Located on Santa Fe Drive, the Artwork Network is a popular haunt for art admirers as it is host to exhibitions of upcoming artists throughout the year. Not just for the professional artists, the gallery space serves as a perfect platform for amateur artists. Apart from hosting art exhibits, the 3000-square feet (279-square meter) space is also used for hosting private dinners and other events set against the backdrop of the rotating contemporary artworks.
Denver's Coliseum is an extraordinary entertainment center. It has a variety of shows ranging from rock shows to car shows to Native American pow-wows and even professional wrestling acts. It also hosts a yearly indoor rodeo competition. It has been a popular destination for families for over 50 years and is owned by the Arts & Venues Denver. Shows can be watched in a comfortable circus like ring, with ample seating room. The Coliseum is a fabulous place to spend a day and take in a show with the family, so sit back and have a blast!
If you are in search of a break from the normal kid diversions of arcades and such, bring your children here for a few hours of refreshingly different fun and amusement. Be sure to arrive at least a half-hour prior to show time to give your kids time to "play" with the puppets and roam freely around the puppet-making workshop. Owner Annie Zook has a wonderful talent for bringing dolls and puppets to life for children. Each show lasts about 45 minutes.
Haunted houses never go out of style. If you're looking for a chill down your spine, then the Reinke Brothers Haunted Mansion will happily fulfill that wish. It's located in Littleton and is billed as Denver's oldest haunted house. There are over 30 elaborately crafted rooms, each displaying astonishing attention to detail. Entrance fees are reasonable and you get an experience well worth your money. Check website for more.