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Parker’s Crown Jewel: The PACE Center
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Parker’s Crown Jewel: The PACE Center

Parker’s Crown Jewel: The PACE Center

On any given day, something wonderful is happening at the Parker Arts Center (or PACE). Something that’s entertaining or enriching. Often both.

Just a 10-minute drive from Stepping Stone—or 30 minutes via bike trail—the PACE Center is a remarkable, multifaceted community resource. Strikingly modern on the outside, the building houses inviting spaces that include a 536-seat theater, 250-seat amphitheater, art gallery, event room, dance studio, media lab, teaching kitchen, classrooms, and Harmony Park, a unique playground with interactive musical instruments and art pieces resembling drums, xylophones, and chimes.

With such a variety of spaces, PACE serves the Stepping Stone community in countless ways. The theater brings in national and local plays, musicals, and concerts at more affordable prices than downtown Denver venues. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is currently running, and next month will feature the contemporary ballet of Wonderbound: A Dangerous Liaison, the Parker Symphony Orchestra: Celebrating Black Composers, and The Berenstain Bears Live! Because Parker (including Stepping Stone) is highly appealing to families, there’s always something planned for children at PACE. See all show listings here.

Adults and children alike can take advantage of year-round classes on topics such as science and nature, digital arts, dance, and acting. Once a month or so, the Discovery Series for Families brings all age groups together for a fun learning experience. Live animals from the Denver Zoo visited earlier this month, and March will feature an entertaining puppetry-juggling-magic show and an astronomy workshop. In the summer, kids can drill down on their special interests at camps that focus on art, cooking, music, robotics, theater, and more. There’s even a Shakespeare Festival planned for May.

Learn more about the Parker arts community here.

January 12, 2017

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