Arvada Center Blog

Play with Earth Fire Water and Air

Arvada Center classes attract more than 25,000 participants of all ages from across the metro area each year. And according to Bob Smith, a master in ceramic sculpting, if you like to play with earth, fire, water and air then ceramics is for you. You don’t have to live in Arvada to take part. The Arvada Center offers over 600 courses a year in the performing arts, dance, music, visual arts, and ceramics.


We are fully equipped, with eleven studios and classrooms, three dance studios, a ceramics studio and a photography lab. Programs like ArtStart introduce youngsters to the arts while our Arts for Ageless Adults program focuses on courses for retired or semi-retired adults. Check out our current classes by category and register online. Or call 720-898-7200 for further information.

Burt & Dolly Goes Nationwide

Arvada Center’s Burt & Dolly Look-alike contest reaches nationwide. In the age of internet we are now able to see just how far a fun and crazy event and contest like this reaches. Thanks for all you support.


Colorado Idaho
Georgia Wisconsin
California New York
Missouri Tennessee
Nebraska Utah
Florida Texas
Oregon Minnesota
Ohio New Jersey
Virginia Pennsylvania
Louisiana Indiana
Wyoming Michigan
Nevada North Carolina

See the full report on our Flickr Account. Click Here

“I Am Who I Am”, but who will be who…???

Arvada Center prepares to cast it’s holiday musical extravaganza “La Cage Au Folles”.


Auditions are being held at the end of the month. (July 2007)

Visit the Arvada Center’s Audition web page for details.

New Executive Director Named

Gene Sobczak, currently executive vice president of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, has been named the new Executive Director of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities.

Sobczak brings 19 years of private sector and non-profit management experience to the position. In addition to his position with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Sobczak has held the position of vice president or director of Marketing with three organizations-the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, MediCredit and Fred Sands Realtors. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and English from Rutgers University.

Read more at:

Denver Post’s Website

Arvada Press Website

The Boyz are coming to town…

Altar BoyzThe Boyz are coming to town.
Great news…Altar Boyz, the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical comedy, is coming to the Arvada Center April 2008. Winner of the coveted Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical Off-Broadway, Altar Boyz is the longest running new musical comedy to open in New York in years! Altar Boyz tells the holy inspiring story of 5 small-town boys, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan and Abraham, trying to save the world one screaming fan at a time. This heavenly boy band is a pop sensation with a mix of extraordinary music, amazing choreography and lighthearted fun- a pure delight that’s suitable for all ages. Altar Boyz will alter your heart and mind!

Call the Box Office at 720-898-7200 today.

Visit the official Altar Boyz website…

Music and Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker
Book by Kevin Del Aguila

April 22 – June 1, 2008
Special Engagement in our Main Stage Theater