DCPA Celebrates Best Seasons On Record With $193.4 Million Economic Impact

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts released its FY18 Community Report, which showed strong growth in subscribers, attendance and education. The 40-year-old not-for-profit theatre organization generated a $193.4 million economic impact in ticket sales alone.

"Thanks to the incredible investment our community has made in the DCPA," said President & CEO Janice Sinden, "we had one of our best seasons on record. We welcomed nearly 30,000 subscribers, distributed more than 850,000 tickets and engaged with more than 144,000 students.

"In FY18, our community generously gave nearly $22 million through donations, support of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and gifts to our capital campaign. I am honored and humbled by the generosity of our community, the loyalty of our patrons and the talent of our staff."

As the largest resident company in downtown's Arts Complex, the DCPA encompasses all things theatre: Broadway, Cabaret, Theatre Company, Off-Center, Education and select venue rentals including the Seawell Ballroom. The community's investment - through patronage, volunteerism and donations - enabled the DCPA to provide:

  • 43 productions
  • 246 classes
  • 2,517 ticket vouchers
  • 36,989 student discounts
  • 20,588 free and discounted admissions
  • Rental space valued at more than $30,000

Key contributors to success in FY18 include:

  1. Highly-anticipated engagement of Hamilton and the pre-Broadway debut of Disney's Frozen
  2. Launch of Theatre for Young Audiences (theatre for PreK-3rd grade), which welcomed 19,000 children, more than half of whom attended on full or partial scholarship
  3. Overwhelming success of Theatre Company's The Who's Tommy and Off-Center's The Wild Party held at Stanley Marketplace in Aurora
  4. Premieres of two co-productions (American Mariachi and The Great Leap), which immediately transferred to the West Coast
  5. Record-breaking attendance and proceeds at Saturday Night Alive

To view the year-end results, please download the Community Report

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