Performances Returning in 2022
Updated: Jul 20
Not seen as an essential business during the pandemic, many facets of The Arts suffered miserably including Broadway and the Theater. Thankfully, restrictions have lifted and new life is being breathed back into the arts, one theater group at a time. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, also known as the DCPA, recently announced the return of their stage production of The Lion King at the Buell Theater in the new year. The Buell Theater has been the home of many wonderful shows since the 90s—here are the details.
The Denver Buell Theater
The Buell was built in the late 1980s to compliment the existing buildings of the DCPA. Like many buildings in the complex, things have changed over the years. However, the original auditorium walls remained as the exterior while more than eight thousand pieces of sandstone from a quarry in Lyons, Colorado formed new interior walls. Sandstone is the ideal environment for amplified performances. The high ceiling was originally built to accommodate the chandelier that crashed down during The Phantom of the Opera, which was the first production staged at the Buell Theater.
If you are visiting the Denver Center of Performing Arts, you'll find the Buell between the Ellie and Boettcher Concert Halls. The building has a prime spot in the middle of the galleria, so it's not hard to find. The Buell theater has a seating capacity of 2,843, which is great for most productions and concerts of any size. Aside from the main stage area, the Buell features several private event spaces including the Wolf Room and the Mezzanine. For more information about the Buell Theater or its private event spaces, visit the DCPAs Arts Complex website.