1075 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO, US, 80920
- Phone: (719) 260-6969
- Fax: (719) 548-7414
Originally known as the Colorado Springs High School, the school was renamed after the city's founder, General William Jackson Palmer. The school has a theater called the Palmer High School Theater which is a venue for theatrical events of 'Capitol Steps', which is a musical comedy show. The theater is also used for local events and rehearsals for various plays and musical shows. Call for related details of the facilities and shows.
Disciples of Jesus Christ, the First Christian Church aims to teach the people to follow and devote their lives to the Lord. The church provides Bible Study courses for children as well as adults. Various concerts and choirs focusing on Christian Music are held here. There are solo as well as group performances by local and national artists from time to time. Sunday services are regularly held at 8:15am and 11am.
This white hulk of a building, with its "Classic Revival" architecture, looks like it should belong in Washington DC rather than Colorado. Built in 1923 for the amazingly low sum of just over $424,000, it, over the years, has brought entertainment to the masses. With a seating capacity of over 8,000, it still attracts concerts, lectures, boxing matches and auctions. Dining options during the day can be found in the City Auditorium Cafe (7am-2pm Tue-Sun).
Whether you are seeking an outlet from the drudgery of heavy business meetings, or are in the mood for something "different," this novel entertainment offering will, if anything, crease your face with a smile. Organists perform on the City Auditorium ancient Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Pipe Organ to the accompaniment of clips from classic silent films; it is classic entertainment in its most classic form. Bring your lunch, or grab a bite in the City Auditorium Cafe. Admission is free.
Watching this theater dance troupe grace the stage squeezes out of you gasps of awe and how-can-they-do-that-without-popping-a-hamstring cringes. Since 1977 it has been bringing grace and agility to Colorado Springs, with an emphasis on ballet and modern dance. Each year it sponsors up to five performances with national and international dance companies, and, in the past, have included the Dance Theatre of Harlem and the world-famous Superstars of the Bolshoi. The troupe also sponsors master classes, kid's performances and workshops. Check the website for upcoming performances.
Kimball's Twin Peak Theater screens independent and foreign films for your viewing pleasure. Of course, there are also commercial films that are screened once in a while. A unique feature about this place is that they have a wine bar, which offers Bristol beers and 12 kinds of wines by the glass. You can also pick up a panini sandwich and espresso drink to keep you full. For film times, ticket prices and further information, please call or see their website.
For more than 60 years, this symphony orchestra has been one of Colorado's leading ambassadors of high culture. The Pikes Peak Center serves as the philharmonic's home base, but it also performs all over that state including the revered Red Rocks Park in Denver. Led by conductor, Lawrence Leighton Smith, the symphony is wide ranging and performs classical masterworks, big band favorites and, in the past, has played Beatles tributes and accompanied the Moody Blues on stage.
This 2000-seat center is a veritable shrine to the creative mind. The Colorado Springs Chorale, the Colorado Springs Dance Theatre, and the Colorado Springs Symphony all call it home. Every seat offers a good view of the stage, making it one the more intimate performance halls in the state. In addition, the center also stages rock concerts featuring some of the biggest names in music, Broadway musical plays, a lecture series and occasionally presents art exhibits.
Located west of downtown, the Colorado Avenue Bridge is a venue for many festivals and events. College festivals and many musical concerts by known artists from around the world performing different genres of music have taken place here. Food and drinks are generally available at the venue, you can bring along your chair and blanket to sit on during festivals and just have a blast with friends. Many local and national events keep happening at this venue, which is one of the preferred locations for many artists.