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Dairy Arts Center, Boulder

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What once was the Watts-Hardy Dairy is now the Dairy Arts Center, one of Colorado’s premier arts centers, offering three performance theaters, three art gallery spaces, an arts cinema, and studios for nearly 2000 music and dance students.



Nearly 250,000 arts experiences this year will be hosted at the Dairy including theater performances, live music concerts, dance and aerial dance performances, visual art exhibitions, arts movies, art workshops, and music and dance instruction.



The Dairy has recently undergone an extensive renovation and now features a spectacular lobby, a café, an outdoor terrace, and state-of-the-art theaters. The Dairy Arts Center is the heart and soul of arts and culture in Boulder.
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  • This diverse and fairly large cultural center sits quietly hidden in the center of the action. There are multiple theaters showing everything from live performances to art movies. The space is invitin...  more »
  • It's a pleasure to see small theater. The facility has great lighting, sound, and seats and is open to interesting new productions. Don't miss the art show while your their. Again, they lean towards u...  more »
  • This is a wonderful venue to see live music and theater. It’s a little Bouldet gem. Every time I go to see a performance I am not disappointed.  more »
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  • It's been wonderful watching "the dairy" metamorphose into a striking-looking venue--and it even stayed open during massive renovation! All along, though, for quite a few years now, I've enjoyed going there to thought-provoking films and performances. More recently, I've been alternately moved and stunned and thoroughly entertained by the live productions of BETC (the excellent Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company). And notably, "Silent Sky," which my visiting 17 year old granddaughter last year selected completely by chance from the then current offerings of the Friday Magazine of the Daily Camera. We were both transported by the acting and production. The staff have been consistently welcoming and friendly, and I've always felt there that I was in a very special place within my own community, a true treasure--no exaggeration.
  • I've only been here once but its a great venue for the arts. I loved it!
  • Wonderful dance program offered here and the dance teachers are very friendly.
  • Came yo see a friend perform Was 35 minutes late due to personal reasons Upon arrival was denied entry since they have a no late seating policy No where in the disclaimer did I find such policy Please make sure to fix that please If I knew that policy was in place I would not even attempt to make it in make it clear on your tickets of such things lol Also no refunds so yeah Will never come here again
  • The new performance space and reception hall are spacious and comfortable. The Boe frequently shows interesting films, occasionally with discussions with the filmmaker(s) following.
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