Food & Drink at the Arts Complex

The Arts Complex offers a variety of food and drink choices on campus as well as in the immediate surrounding area. From casual grab 'n go, to upscale fine dining and a new lively hangout, you’re sure to find great options for pre-show, intermission and post-show dining.
 


 


NEW! Prelude + Post

Located across from the Buell Theatre, Prelude + Post emerges as a popular gathering place for theater attendees and downtown diners alike for dinner and drinks pre-show and post-show. Aside from the theatre, the lively space serves as an ideal place to indulge in a nightcap. In lieu of having a three-course, prix fixe pre-theater menu, the new menu features snacks, small plates and shareable larger plates promoting a more communal dining atmosphere.

Prelude + Post focuses on shared plates for a social dining experience with an emphasis on Colorado fresh sustainable ingredients; many seasonally harvested from the Blue Bear Farm located next door at the Colorado Convention Center. The 5,000 pounds of produce from Blue Bear is put to great use throughout the food and cocktail menus. The space is modern, approachable, comfortable and engaging and with an upscale casual neighborhood vibe. 

PRO TIP: Grab drinks at Prelude + Post and bring them right to your seats in Boettcher Concert Hall, Buell Theatre or Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

For information about pre-show availability and reservations, call (720) 227-9984 or use OpenTable

Hours of Operation: Prelude + Post will be open when performances are taking place in Boettcher Concert Hall, Buell Theatre or Ellie Caulkins Opera House. 

 

 

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NEW! Under The Glass Top

Following the success of our summer pop-up happy hour in the Galleria, Under the Glass Top, moves inside during the colder months to the corner 14th Street and Curtis Street. Under The Glass Top is now open for business on performance days. Under The Glass Top will be serving food and drinks for a quick option with sandwiches and salads, shareable appetizers, coffee, wine, beer, cocktails, cookies and more. Stop by to see the new space and take a picture in front of the beautiful mural by local artist Patrick McGregor.

PRO TIP: Grab drinks at Under The Glass Top and bring them right to your seats in Boettcher Concert Hall, Buell Theatre or Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

Hours of Operation: Under The Glass Top will be open when performances are taking place in Boettcher Concert Hall, Buell Theatre or Ellie Caulkins Opera House. 

 

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Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House

Located in the Chambers Grant Salon in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House serves pre-theater cocktails and dinner on select evenings when performances are in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Buell Theatre and/or Boettcher Concert Hall.

The restaurant is also open prior to all evening Opera Colorado performances.

For information regarding pre-show availability, hours of operation and reservations, please call (303) 640-1012 or visit ktrg.net

 

Dining Nearby

There are great dining options within walking distance of the Arts Complex. Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Visit Denver have created comprehensive guides of the area.