The Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheatre is one of the most intimate outdoor concert venues in the Denver metro area. The amphitheater is located at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, one of the biggest multidisciplinary art centers in the country. The amphitheater features a broad stage with fixed seating for 600 concert-goers in the lower section, which is covered by an extended arching roof. The general admission lawn area, which seats an additional 1,000 patrons, slopes up behind. The last row of assigned seats is a mere 30 feet from the stage, while no viewer is farther than 100 feet from performers. The amphitheater hosts a summer concert series from May through September with performances ranging from major touring bands in popular music to classical and symphonic works.
- Parking at the Arvada Center is always free.
- Photography or videography of any kind, including cellphones, is not permitted at any event.
- Consider packing a picnic dinner; outside food and drink (excluding alcoholic beverages) are allowed in the amphitheater. Food and beverages, including beer and wine, are also available at the concession stands.
- Take time to explore more of the Arvada Center’s offerings. Check out its three art galleries, with rotating local, touring, and partnership exhibitions, or look into seeing a play at one of its two theatrical stages.
Recommended season(s): Summer.
—Brett Green & Stewart M. Green