PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY or consider alternative transit options including the RTD Light Rail, Uber, or Lyft! Please allow plenty of time for parking. Shows begin promptly. Check your tickets for show times. Depending on the performance, there may be no late seating and you will not be allowed to enter until intermission! We do not offer refunds in the event of a missed performance. Late-comers will be seated at the earliest possible break in the performance.
The Ellie Caulkins Opera House is located at: 1385 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80204
Driving Directions to the Denver Performing Arts Complex
The Performing Arts Complex garage often fills up one hour prior to the performance.
Please note: an early arrival will afford you plenty of time to park and find your seats.
From I-25: Take I-25 toward downtown Denver. Take the Speer Boulevard South exit. Follow Speer Boulevard to Arapahoe Street (past Elitch’s and the Pepsi Center). Turn left on Arapahoe Street. The Complex is located on your right, between 13th and 14th Streets off Arapahoe Street.
The Denver Performing Arts Complex Garage
The Denver Performing Arts Complex and Colorado Convention Center Parking Garages are owned and operated by the City and County of Denver. If you have questions, problems or complaints about parking, please contact Denver’s Parking Operations Manager:
Parking rates vary depending on the time of day, but generally range from $4 – $20. The event parking rate is $12. For more information on nearby parking options, please visit Denver Performing Arts Complex Directions and Parking Page.
The Colorado Convention Center Parking Garage
The Convention Center Garage offers 1,000 additional parking spaces conveniently adjacent to the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The garage is linked to the Denver Performing Arts Complex via an uncovered bridge. Enter the garage off of Speer at Champa Street. Parking is the same price as at the DPAC garage, but is often much less crowded.
Please note: the method for payment in this garage is different than the Performing Arts Complex Garage. You must pay via pay stations and return to your car to display your payment ticket in your windshield. Please allow extra time to pay and walk over to the Performing Arts Complex from this garage.
RTD Light Rail
RTD Denver’s Light Rail system is an easy and convenient system of transportation to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Visit RTD Denver’s website for schedules, maps and other information.