The Next Stage Unveiled

The Next Stage Vision Plan is Here!

The Vision Plan for the Denver Performing Arts Complex provides direction necessary for transformation of the region’s cultural core. Now is the time for the Arts Complex, rooted in the origins of downtown renewal, to reassert its presence on the City’s evolving urban landscape. Major shifts in cultural consumption require physical and programmatic modifications at the Arts Complex. Differing expectations of a growing population and changing development patterns necessitate new ways of integrating the 12-acre campus into everyday life. Increased operational challenges mounting from aging facilities and decreasing revenues to local arts nonprofits compels immediate action.

Read the March 10 Press Release on the unveiling of The Next Stage Vision Plan. Gallery of images from the Press Event are available to the left.  

The Next Stage Resources

Learn more about this comprehensive vision to ENLIVEN, DIVERSIFY, and SUSTAIN the Arts Complex.

Read the Executive Summary and Full Plan

Read the FAQ and Vision Plan Highlights


Next Stage Now

In partnership with Boettcher Foundation and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver Arts and Venues is funding performances and initiatives that activate the outdoor areas at the Arts Complex. These funds will be made available to projects that meet our goals of diversifying the audiences at DPAC, livening up the space and providing a sustainable arts culture.  Now accepting applications for Winter/holiday programming.
Download the Next Stage NOW Application and submit your proposal to Peter Dearth, Operations Assistant, at