VENUES

The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts is a beautiful, historical venue located on the University of Denver campus. The building and parking are conveniently located approximately one mile south of I-25 at the University exit.

Performance Spaces

June Swaner Gates Concert Hall

June Swaner Gates Concert Hall, Newman Center’s largest venue, has the atmosphere of an elegant European opera house, and is intended to serve a wide variety of art disciplines. The professional-size stage, orchestra pit, and fly tower permit the most ambitious operatic, musical, and dance shows. A Wenger orchestra shell enables a full symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, or chamber music group to take advantage of the Hall’s wonderful acoustics.

Seating Capacity: Up to 849-971 people
Note: A conversion fee will be incurred for events requiring the 971 seating capacity.

Basic Stage Dimensions: 45’-10” deep x 48’-9 5/8” wide

Rental also includes:

  • Joy Burns Plaza on event day
  • Green Room equipped with:
    • Sink
    • Microwave
    • Table
    • Couches and chairs
    • Clear-com station
    • Stage audio monitor
    • TV with video from the stage
  • 5 solo dressing rooms each equipped with:
    • Restroom
    • Vanity
    • Shower
    • Clear-com station
    • Stage audio monitor
    • TV with video from the stage
  • 2 large dressing rooms each equipped with:
    • 2 private restrooms
    • Showers
    • 14 vanities
    • Clear-com station
    • Stage audio monitor

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Elizabeth Eriksen Byron Theatre

The Byron “Flex” Theatre has more than 40 different seating and stage configurations. This versatile space works well for live theatre and smaller dance performances.

Seating Capacity: Up to 350 people (depending on stage configuration)

Rental also includes:

  • Byron Studio (rehearsal room) equipped with:
    • Marley floor and mirrored wall
  • Green Room equipped with:
    • Sink
    • Microwave
    • Table
    • Couches and chairs
    • Clear-com station
    • Stage audio monitor
    • TV with video from the stage
  • 2 small dressing rooms each equipped with:
    • One private restroom
    • Shower
    • 4 vanities
    • Clear-com station
    • Stage audio monitor
  • 2 large dressing rooms each equipped with:
    • 2 private restrooms
    • 2 showers
    • 14 vanities
    • Clear-com station
    • Stage audio monitor

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Frederic C. Hamilton Family Recital Hall

The Hamilton Recital Hall is the workhorse for recital performances by faculty and students of the Lamont School of Music. Chamber music, solo recitals, piano concerts, organ concerts and even theatrical performances are all at home here. The space boasts the William K. Coors tracker action organ, which was designed, built, and maintained by the Karl Schuke Berliner Orgelbauwerkstatt in Berlin, Germany.

Seating Capacity: Up to 224 people

Basic Stage Dimensions: 19’-7” deep x 26’-8” wide rear-stage x 39’-10” wide front-stage

Rental also includes:

  • Backstage Green Room
    • Private bathroom
    • Vanity station
    • Full length mirror
    • Sink and counter
    • Small refrigerator
    • Stage audio monitor
    • TV with video from the stage

Classroom 214 is connected to the Hamilton Green Room and can be rented as an additional staging space. If your organization or group consists of more than 5 people you may want to consider renting Classroom 214.

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Carl and Lisa Williams Recital Salon

The Williams Recital Salon is great for small, intimate recitals and master classes.

Seating Capacity: Up to 89 people

Stage Dimensions: 23’-2” wide x 13’-0” deep

Rental also includes:

  • Green Room equipped with:
    • Couches
    • Counter
    • Sink

Venue equipped with:

  • Theatre style-seats with attached writing tablets
  • Computer interface
  • LCD projector and retractable screen
  • Built in sound system with microphone capabilities
  • Six foot Boston Grand Piano, model GP193 (piano usage fees apply)

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Reception Spaces

Joy Burns Plaza

Joy Burns Plaza is the main lobby for the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. It also functions as a striking space for up to 300 persons standing or 210 persons seated reception. This elegant enclosed plaza features a high vaulted ceiling, transverse windows, Italian travertine marble floor, double columns, a 16th century Flemish tapestry, and custom designed alabaster chandeliers and wood furniture.

Seating Capacity: 170–210 people
Standing Capacity: 250–300 people

Basic Dimensions: 37’-8” wide x 45’-10 5/8” long

This space is included with the rental of June Swaner Gates Concert Hall on event days, but may also be rented separately pending availability.

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Joy Burns Plaza as a Public Space

When scheduling your event to take place in the Joy Burns Plaza, please remember that it is a public space which people use to get to other venues and events taking place in the building. Use of Joy Burns Plaza and the east, west, and center north entry ways into the Newman Center should be used solely as a conduit for entrance and egress of the public to the facility for scheduled public events. The Newman Center is a public space which includes multiple rehearsal, performance, classroom, office, and other venues, and University faculty, staff, and students, along with other user organizations and their personnel, audience members, and invitees may be using one or more, or all, of those other rehearsal, performance, study, office, parking, and public spaces in the Newman Center at the same time.

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Galen and Ada Belle Spencer Artist Reception Room

Located just off the Mezzanine Right doors of June Gates Concert Hall, the Spencer Reception Room is perfect for smaller, intimate receptions. The four large windows overlook the Rocky Mountains. The space is equipped with a small prep kitchen, great for storing and preparing food.

Standing Capacity: 40–60 people
Seating Capacity: 50 people

Rental also includes:

  • Small Prep Kitchen equipped with
    • One 6ft Preparation table
    • Refrigerator
    • Microwave
    • Small Sink
  • One 7ft solid wood table
  • Two tall 6ft wooden buffet tables
  • Four upholstered armchairs
  • Two round wooden end tables

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Instrumental Rehearsal Hall

The larger of two rehearsal rooms, this space works well for a variety of events, ranging from rehearsals to receptions. The hall has also been used as an additional staging area for clients. The space has a high ceiling, wooden floor, and movable sound buffering curtains.

Capacity: up to 160 people

Dimensions: 56’-6” wide x 44’-6” deep

Rehearsal Hall equipped with:

  • Built in sound system with microphone capabilities
  • Five disk CD player
  • CD recording capabilities
  • DVD/VHS Deck
  • 16 channel mixer
  • Movable sound buffering curtains

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Carol L. Moore Vocal Arts Rehearsal Hall

The smaller of two rehearsal rooms, this space works well for a variety of events, ranging from rehearsals to receptions. The room has also been used as an additional staging area for clients. The space has a high ceiling, wooden floor, and movable sound buffering curtains.

Capacity: up to 120 people

Dimensions: 47’-8” wide x 35’-2” deep

Rehearsal Hall equipped with:

  • Built in sound system with microphone capabilities
  • Five disk CD player
  • CD recording capabilities
  • DVD/VHS Deck
  • 16 channel mixer
  • Movable sound buffering curtains

Contact us for additional venue details.

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