Recap: The Architecture of Performance: Boettcher Concert Hall

DAF offered this tour on Wednesday, June 16th and Saturday, June 26th.

About the tour: Boettcher Concert Hall opened in 1978, the first new venue completed in the DPAC master plan. With 2,600 seats, Boettcher is a unique “surround” hall in which the audience rings the orchestra on all sides. The hall hosts classical, pops and film score programs, primarily by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

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