Recap: The Architecture of Performance: Buell Theatre

DAF offered this tour on Saturday, August 14 and Tuesday, August 17th.

About the tour: The Buell Theatre was designed specifically for Broadway tours with 2,800 seats. It opened in 1991 inside the renovated shell of the City’s Auditorium Arena, once the home of basketball games, wrestling matches and rock concerts.

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.