What is the 10% tax being added to my ticket purchase?

August 29, 2018 | By Opera Colorado |

The City and County of Denver mandates a 10% facilities development admissions tax be added to the purchase price of each admission to any entertainment, amusement, or athletic event, or any other production or assembly that is staged, produced, convened, or held in or on any City-owned or leased property. This tax is commonly referred to as the “seat tax.”


Opera Colorado adds this required tax during the checkout process. You can view your total cost before paying when purchasing online; when purchasing tickets by phone or in person, our Patron Services representatives will always confirm your final cost with you prior to finalizing your order.