These four theaters with production space and rehearsal rooms are all wrapped in an acrobatic concrete exterior whose curves and angles complement its DCPA neighbors. In a design reminiscent of the architects' United Nations Plaza, a ribbon window set in roughly finished reinforced concrete is shielded by a wide glass canopy which becomes the entry awning. The interior spaces dramatically mix rough concrete, fabric-covered walls, carpeted floors, and mirror and mirror-finish surfaces that add theatrical sparkle. The largest of the four theaters, The Stage, has a seating capacity of 700 around a thrust stage. The Space seats 450 in a pentagonal hall with movable seating on three levels in an evocative echo of London's Old Globe Theater. The Ricketson Theater is a 195-seat end stage, while The Source is an informal 150-seat thrust stage. The resident Denver Center Theater Company is the largest professional resident ensemble between Chicago and the West Coast.
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The Helen Bonfils Theater Complex
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