Here’s where to appreciate and participate in all forms of the arts in Colorado Springs.
Broadmoor World Arena and Pikes Peak Center
From national concerts to comedy and Broadway tours, the area’s two largest venues host a little bit of everything. You might even catch professional bull riding, monster trucks or Cirque du Soleil. The arena and concert hall are big enough to draw big acts and small enough to ensure good seating.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College
The FAC connects visual arts, performing arts and arts education. Its large permanent collection holds Spanish colonial and Southwestern indigenous art, and it hosts cutting-edge exhibitions by national and global artists. It’s also home to the award-winning FAC Theatre Company.
30 W. Dale St., 719-634-5581, fac.coloradocollege.edu
Colorado Springs Philharmonic
Globally known music director Josep Caballé Domenech leads the Philharmonic through classics to modern favorites. The Phil also hosts internationally renowned performers, such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Many shows offer free seats for kids.
111 S.Tejon St. #305, 719-575-9632, csphilharmonic.org
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
This free museum resides in the restored 1903 El Paso County Courthouse and brings to life the city’s history, culture and people.
215 S.Tejon St., 719-385-5990, cspm.org
Cottonwood Center for the Arts
Two floors of studios host local working artists. You’ll find gallery shows, stage productions, concerts, spoken word performances and more.
427 E. Colorado Ave., 719-520-1899, cottonwoodcenterforthearts.com
Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region
The Cultural Office connects the local art infrastructure. Its PeakRadar.com events calendar, free First Friday shuttles and Arts Month celebration every October help locals explore the arts.
121 S.Tejon St. #111, 719-634-2204, culturaloffice.org
Manitou Art Center
A gallery space, plus maker spaces for kids and adults, classes, gallery talks and studios.
513 Manitou Ave., 719-685-1861, manitouartcenter.org
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts
The heart of the art scene for northern El Paso County, the Tri-Lakes Center hosts gallery shows, concerts, classes and more in Palmer Lake.
304 Hwy. 105, 719-481-0475, trilakesarts.org
In the striking Ent Center for the Performing Arts, the Galleries of Contemporary Art (GOCA) exhibits compelling visual art. The Artists Series hosts world-class musicians, dance companies and filmmakers. And Theatreworks performs award-winning live stage productions.
5225 N. Nevada Ave., 719-255-3232, uccspresents.org