The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver is one of the nation's finest university performing arts centers. Unique in the region for its size, acoustic quality, and programming, the Newman Center is dedicated to showcasing cultural diversity, stretching the imagination and stimulating dialogue through the performing arts.

Home to DU's Lamont School of Music, Theatre Department and dozens of local performing arts organizations, it is also home to the renowned Newman Center Presents series, a multidisciplinary professional performing arts series showcasing revered artists and new voices from around the world.

The Newman Center is located at 2344 East Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80208. Located approximately one mile south of I-25 on University Boulevard, the 20-year-old facility is home to three venues: June Swaner Gates Concert Hall, Frederic C. Hamilton Family Recital Hall, Elizabeth Eriksen Byron Theatre and the Williams Recital Hall.

We can't wait to see you at an upcoming performance!


The Newman Center parking garage opens 90 minutes prior to performances and is located immediately south of the venue (2344 E. Iliff Ave.) at University and Wesley. Unless otherwise noted, parking is $12. Upon payment, a parking attendant will provide you with a permit to display on your dashboard. In the event the Newman Center parking garage reaches capacity, there will be a designated overflow lot (H1 & H2) and parking attendants will assist in directing you to these lots.

Please note, parking on the University of Denver campus requires payment or a parking permit at all times. Free street parking can be found in the surrounding neighborhoods but be sure to add time to your commute as it is not always readily available.

parking map

Box Office

The M Allan Frank Family Box Office is located inside the Newman Center (2344 E. Ilifff Ave.). There are two twenty minute parking spots located on the north end of York Street that may be used when visiting the Box Office which is open as follows:

10am-4pm Mon - Fri

12pm-4pm Sat (Sept-May)

Note that the box office opens one hour before each performance.

Tickets can be purchased 24 hours a day online at Phone orders can be placed during the box office hours at (303) 871-7720.


June Swaner Gates Concert Hall is the venue's largest with 971 seats. With the atmosphere of an elegant European opera house, Gates Concert hall has hosted such talents as Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Pat Methany, and Kronos Quartet.

The Frederic C. Hamilton Family Recital Hall holds 224 and is the home for many recital performances by faculty and students of the Lamont School of Music. The space boasts the William K. Coors tracker action organ, which was designed and built in Berlin.

The Elizabeth Eriksen Byron Theatre holds 250 and is the home for many performances by DU's Theatre Department. This versatile space has more than 40 different seating and stage configurations, perfect for live theatre and smaller dance performances.

Learn More About Our Venues


The Newman Center offers multiple accessibility services including assisted listening devices, transport chairs, transfer theatre seats, wheelchair seating, booster seats, automatic door openers for restrooms and exterior doors, audio description and American Sign Language. Patrons seeking accommodations can call (303) 871-7720.

  • Limited Mobility

    Wheelchair-accessible seating and other accessible areas are available upon request. Patron services staff (ushers and house managers) can assist with getting patrons from the doors to their seats. Please indicate your request when purchasing tickets through the box office at (303) 871-7720.

  • Accessible Parking

    The parking garage immediately south of the Newman Center at University and Wesley has designated accessible parking and an elevator.

  • Deaf or Hard of Hearing

    Assistive listening devices are available. Check with the box office or patron services staff upon arrival to make use of this system.

  • Sign Language Interpretation

    Sign language interpretation is available by request. Please contact the box office at least two weeks prior to your request date at (303) 871-7720 or email to inquire about availability and tickets.

  • Lactation Room

    We have a private lactation room available by request. Please see the house manager for assistance.

The Newman Center at the University of Denver does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to, treatment of, or employment in, its services, programs, or activities. As needed, accommodation will be provided to allow individuals with disabilities to participate in the Newman Center's workforce, services, programs, and activities.

Prohibited Items

Prohibited items include:

    • Firearms, weapons, and dangerous devices
    • Artificial noisemakers
    • Recording devices, cameras with detachable lenses
    • Balloons
    • Glass bottles, cans, and any outside food or beverages
    • Coolers, oversized bags
    • Frisbees, beach balls, or projectiles
    • Laser pointers
    • Oversized signs or banners
    • Any sign(s) with a stick or pole attached
    • Fireworks
    • Confetti poppers
    • Illegal substances
    • Animals (service animals are permitted)
    • Any other items deemed unacceptable by management

To provide a safe environment for our guests, all bags, jackets, and coats are subject to search prior to admission to University of Denver events.

Frequently Asked Questions