The Next Stage NOW 

In March 2016, Mayor Hancock unveiled The Next Stage Vision Plan for the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The plan aims to re-energize the Arts Complex with new and updated venues, more public space and diverse and accessible programming.

While construction will not begin immediately, The Next Stage NOW programming ignites this exciting transformation in the present, with public performances, programming and placemaking initiatives. 

Upcoming Events

Sunset Cinema 2018 - Wes Anderson Film Series


Sunset Cinema returns with a season dedicated to the whimsical Wes Anderson. We will be celebrating this iconic director’s unique brand of filmmaking with curated movie trivia, themed craft cocktails, a photo experience and costume contest.  And, of course, we’ll be screening your fan chosen favorite Wes Anderson films at dusk.  We aren’t asking you to craft your costume as meticulously as a Wes Anderson movie set, but prizes will be given to the best costumes and top trivia teams!  Dust off your Remington typewriter and let all of your movie-buff friends know that the price of admission to this Sunset Cinema series is cheaper than the next big superhero flick, in fact, it’s free! So get creative with that Richie Tenenbaum outfit and slow-motion walk your way over after you RSVP first.

We ask that you bring a chair and come prepared for any weather since these events are rain or shine. Leave your classic rock soundtrack at home, but bring an appetite as movie theater fare will be available for purchase. Trivia provided by Geeks Who Drink and film screenings brought to you by Denver Film Society.

Film Schedule:
June 12 - Moonrise Kingdom RSVP
July 10 - Fantastic Mr. Fox RSVP
August 14 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou RSVP
August 21 - The Royal Tenenbaums RSVP

The Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.


Mixed Taste Garden Party Series


Join us before the Mixed Taste lectures at the Garden Party, presented by The Next Stage NOW and Denver Arts & Venues. Grab-and-go eats and libations will be available for purchase and a relaxing vibe will be set by DJ Uplifted Gourmandizer. Quick bites and bar provided by Centerplate. Access to this event is free, food & beverage are available for purchase.

The Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Wednesdays, July 11 - August 22
5:30 p.m.


We are always adding fun, free or low-cost events, please continue to check back here for updates to the schedule.