We’re a founding member of the Alliance for Music Education Equity

We’re thrilled to be a founding partner of the Alliance for Music Education Equity, a group of 14 organizations dedicated to addressing inequities in music education in the Denver area. You can read more about the group and its activities in Westword’s latest article.

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Join us in welcoming the new Executive Director of the Newman Center, Aisha Ahmad-Post!

The University of Denver and Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts are pleased to welcome Aisha Ahmad-Post as the new Executive Director of the Newman Center. Ahmad-Post starts in the role on August 3, 2020. Ahmad-Post joins the Newman Center with wide-ranging experience in performing arts production,

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In Honor of Our Beloved Joy Burns

With heavy hearts we share the sad news of the passing of Joy Burns, a stalwart supporter of the Newman Center and DU. Newman Center’s “Joy Burns Plaza” is named in her honor, and her mark can be found across campus. You can read more about her life and influence

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“What more can I do?” A message from DU’s senior leadership

From DU’s chancellor, provost, deans, and administration: We have a choice to make—to stand as a diverse community in solidarity with all who are committed to end the continued violence against Black people, or to step aside and watch, as though some of us might actually have the choice to

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Student entering Newman Center Gates Hall to watch Black Violin

When Was the First Time You Went to the Theatre?

I remember the first time I went with my classmates to the theatre in December 2000. Our headteacher, Mrs Mosco, had organized for the entire school of 300 six to eleven-year-olds to see The Nutcracker at The Lowry Theatre in Manchester, UK. It was a thirty-minute bus ride from our

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NCPA Coronavirus Updates

July 9, 2020 All in-person Newman Center events through December 31, 2020 have been canceled or postponed. This includes Newman Center Presents, Lamont, DU Theatre, and third-party rental client events. We’re currently working with agents and rental clients to determine the feasibility of rescheduling the events that are scheduled for

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Newman Center season reveal screenshot in DU News

Newman Center Reveal Spotlights on DU News

Our program manager Ramsey Walker spoke to DU News about the reveal of the upcoming season at the Newman Center. Our theatre is one of the University of Denver’s best public spaces and we aspire to provide diverse programming that offers students, neighbors, and friends an outlet for experiencing communal

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Lamont School of Music Keeps Performance Alive with #DULamontCommunity

The hashtag #DULamontCommunity encourages past and present faculty and students to showcase their talents on Facebook and Instagram. With COVID-19 putting a halt to recitals, DU’s Lamont School of Music has encouraged students and staff from the past and present to create and perform, adding their own spin to Stay

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JLCO with Marsalis web

A Virtual Season Reveal: Newman Center 2020-2021 is here!

We’ve taken a pause and the theatre is airing out in anticipation for our 2020-2021 season. The unprecedented closure caused by COVID-19 has taken its toll on arts organizations around the world, but we’ve noticed that these associations have continued to bring creativity and color into our homes during this

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Camille-A-Brown community dance class at the Newman Center

Camille A. Brown Live Streams Social Dance for Social Distancing

Classes, business, and gym sessions have migrated to online platforms and now the arts have followed suit. Camille A. Brown, a prolific Black female choreographer, will host live social dance classes on her Instagram page every Monday 2pm EST for five weeks. Founded on the belief that social dance is

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