Situated inside one of the largest performing arts centers in the country, Buell Theatre is the go-to place for concerts and theater in Denver. The theater was once a sports stadium where professional basketball, tennis, volleyball, WWF wrestling and concerts were held. It was redesigned to provide the audience with a top-notch theatrical experience, featuring spacious seats, an unobstructed view of the stage and great acoustics. Today, Buell Theatre consistently ranks as a top-grossing theater for its size nationally.
Buell Theatre opened in 1991 with the first national touring production of The Phantom of the Opera. Since then, it has become the venue of choice for traveling Broadway shows, concerts, comedy acts and plays. Classic and popular shows such as The Lion King, Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera have all been shown at the Buell. Past performers include Lenny Kravitz, John Fogerty, Alanis Morissette, B.B. King and Barry Manilow.
Lobby doors of the theater open an hour prior to showtime, and house doors open 30 minutes before the show. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to allow time for a security check. Although outside food and beverages are not allowed, the theater offers multiple concession stands where light snacks and beverages are available. Audio or video recording devices are strictly prohibited. Cellphones are allowed in the venue but cannot be used during a show.