As one of the premiere presenting venues in Denver, the Newman Center for the Performing Arts strives to bring the world to Denver through performances in our three concert halls: the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall, the Frederic C. Hamilton Family Recital Hall, and the Elizabeth Eriksen Byron Theatre. During the 2023-24 season, the Newman Center hosted 270 ticketed performances and welcomed over 100,000 patrons. We continue to be the home for national and international touring artists not seen elsewhere in the market through our Newman Center Presents series, which includes in 2024-25 Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, six-time GRAMMY winner Billy Childs and three-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone.

The Newman Center is the home to many cultural organizations throughout Denver, but also strives to strengthen the arts ecosystem by supporting local artists and communities who may not have the means to present at the Newman Center alone. Long-standing friends of the Newman Center, such as Friends of Chamber Music and the Denver Post Pen & Podium series continue to bring riveting performances and lectures to the venue.

The Newman Center is also the proud home of DU's Lamont School of Music, which in 2023-24 included over 100 performances that included student and faculty recitals, along with guest performances from esteemed artists from around the country. The DU Theatre Department also makes the Newman Center its home, having presented 30 performances of four productions during the 2023-24 school year.

We can't wait to celebrate the performing arts with you!

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Newman Center Presents

An eclectic mix of world-renowned artists, ensembles and speakers unlikely to be offer anywhere else in Denver.

Newman Center Presents

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Lamont School of Music

DU's premier music school offers a robust schedule of award-winning performers year-round.

Lamont School of Music

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DU Theatre Department

Enjoy the creativity of DU Theatre students collaborating with professional guest artists.

DU Theatre

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Community Performances

The Newman Center is home to dozens of local performing arts organizations presenting dance, choral music, chamber music, a popular authors series and much more.

Community Performances

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Six sizzling subscription packages are available for the 2024-2025 Newman Center Presents season including the popular Mix 4.


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Full Event Calendar

It's all here! Check out our complete calendar of events.

Events Calendar

Performance Highlights

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    KODO Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble performing their 2023 show, One Earth Tour 2023: TSUZUMI.

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    BANDALOOP aerial dance performer smiles big as she dances on the side of the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science building for the Newman Center’s 20th anniversary season kick-off. 

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    Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis leads band members through the audience of a performance in Gates Concert Hall in 2019. 

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    Paul Taylor Dance Company brings their passionate expression and thrilling athleticism to the Newman Center on March 27, 2023. 

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    Brad Mehldau takes a solo with his trio as a part of a Newman Center Presents series show during our 2011-2012 season.