The Ellie Caulkins Opera House
1385 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204
Colorado Ballet's professional Company performs its season productions at the Ellie
Caulkins Opera House. Please find directions, parking information and more about
The Ellie Caulkins Opera House below.
ABOUT "THE ELLIE"
The Ellie Caulkins Opera House, known simply as “The Ellie,” is a world-class
acoustical hall designed in the lyric style, and encompasses four levels: the
balcony, loge, mezzanine and orchestra. This magnificent space is humidified
and provides state-of-the-art technical support as well as acoustical excellence
and clean sight lines. The Ellie is one of only three opera houses in the United
States, one of nine world-wide, with seatback titling at every seat in the house.
Seating Capacity: 2,100
Figaro Seatback Titling System: If you are attending a story
ballet at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, you will have the opportunity to
follow along with the story on the Figaro seatback titling system. Just push
the button when the system cues you to and you will be able to read along and
enjoy the performance at the same time. The Ellie is one of only three opera
houses in the United States, one of nine world-wide, with seatback titling.
Parents, if you bring young children, please be courteous to the patrons sitting
around you and refrain from reading along with the Figaro descriptions.
Please note, the Figaro systems are not available for seats in the back of
This venue is managed by Denver Arts and Venues
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Please be aware that parking fills up quickly, so please plan enough time to find parking before
the performance. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of house management, but may be
required to wait in the lobby until intermission.
Denver Performing Arts Complex Garage
The Arts Complex Garage is accessed from Arapahoe Street between 13th and 14th streets or
underneath the Arts Complex on 13th Street between Arapahoe and Champa.
Accessible parking is located on Levels 3, 4 and 5 near the elevators and are signed and ramped.
Patrons should take the elevator to Level 3 to enter the theatres.
Pre-Purchase Event Parking: You can also pre-purchase limited parking spots and guarantee your parking stall
for your next visit to the Arts Complex Garage. Pre-Purchase here at dpac.clickandpark.com
Colorado Convention Center Garage
The Colorado Convention Center Garage is located on northbound Speer Boulevard at Champa and is
connected to the Arts Complex by an easy, well-lit walkway along 13th Street.
Patrons should use the Z elevators on the Champa side to "Street Level." Then, cross Champa at
the signal and follow the 13th Street sidewalk to the Arts Complex. Take the Parking Garage
elevators to Level 3 to enter the theatres.
Additional parking options
Include self-parking at The Curtis Hotel, located directly across from the DCPA at 1405
Curtis Street (garage entrance on the left) and Towne Park valet parking at the Four
Seasons Hotel 1111 14th street, the corner of 14th and Lawrence.
SECURITY AT "THE ELLIE"
To provide for the safety of all guests and employees at the Ellie Caulkins Opera
House and the entire Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver Arts & Venues
provides enhanced security, including hand-held metal detectors (wands) and
bag checks–no bags larger than 12” x 12” x 12”.
We encourage you to arrive 45 to 60 minutes prior to the start of your event.
This will alleviate congestion in all walk ways and entrances while also
allowing for proper screening.
The Ellie Caulkins Opera House is located in downtown Denver in the Denver Performing Arts
Complex (DPAC) at the corner of 14th and Curtis Streets.
From I-25: Take I-25 towards downtown Denver. Exit Speer Boulevard South
(Exit 212). Continue on Speer Boulevard and turn left on Arapahoe Street. The Denver
Performing Arts Complex is located on your right, between 13th and 14th Streets.
The main entrance to the DPAC parking garage is on Arapahoe Street.