The Architecture of Performance: Ellie Caulkins Opera House

May 15th & May 18th

This tour will be offered TWICE – Saturday, May 15th at 10am and Tuesday, May 18th at 4:30pm.

About the tour: The Ellie opened in 2005 as a renovation of the 1908 City Auditorium with 2,200 seats. Designed to complement the Buell Theatre and Boettcher Concert Hall, it hosts opera, ballet and more intimate Broadway performances. It also features the Studio Loft and Chambers-Grant Salon spaces.

About the complex: The Denver Performing Arts Complex is one of the nation’s largest and most diverse in terms of venue sizes and types. It hosts performances ranging from classical orchestral music to touring rock and pop, ballet to modern dance and Broadway tours to immersive media/performance. The ten separate performance spaces are united by a single outdoor lobby, the Galleria.

About the tour guide: Chris Wineman, Principal at Semple Brown Design, has worked on design projects in the Denver Performing Arts Complex since 1994. He is trained as an actor and director and has played multiple roles in performing arts design projects for more than 30 years. Semple Brown has been involved in design projects in all of the venues of the DPAC over more than 25 years.

Please note: All attendees (including tour guide and DAF staff) will be required to sign a waiver of liability and answer a COVID-19 questionnaire prior to the in-person tour. All participants must wear a mask on this tour and remain six feet apart. Our tour guide will utilize a portable PA system for voice amplification, if necessary. Click here for more information on DAF’s COVID-19 precautions.