The Opera House is located in Central City one mile up the hill from Black Hawk in central Colorado. It takes about one hour to drive from downtown Denver or from Boulder to Central City. The street address of the Central City Opera House (we cannot receive any postal mail at this address) is:
124 Eureka Street Central City, CO 80427
Click here for Denver Administrative Office and year-round Box Office contact information.
Denver performances of Show Boat take place at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1101 13th Street, Denver, CO 80204.
FROM DENVER OR WEST OF IDAHO SPRINGS ON I-70:
Central City is less than 40 miles from Denver. Take I-70 west into the mountains and Exit 243 for an eight mile drive on the safe and scenic Central City Parkway.
Want to know if there are any delays on I-70? Visit GoI70.com/Mobile (works on your phone or computer). Remember that the Central City Parkway exit is between the exits for US-6 and CO-103 Idaho Springs.
ALTERNATE ROUTE FROM GOLDEN:
FROM BOULDER (SCENIC):
Take Broadway south. Go west on Canyon Blvd [SR-119]. Bear left (South) onto SR-72 [continues as SR-119]. Continue south and west on SR-72 [SR-119] to Black Hawk. Turn right (Southwest) onto Gregory Street and continue as it changes names to SR-279, Main Street, Lawrence Street and finally Eureka Street by the Opera House.
We offer a reserved parking lot adjacent to the Opera House at $12 per car per performance (the Teller Lot). Parking can be ordered at any time, including when you place your order for tickets, up to 24 hours in advance of a performance (based on availability). Parking in this lot is NOT available to purchase the day of the performance. PURCHASE PARKING ONLINE
Free covered parking, based on availability, is offered at Century Casino, located about 1 block down the hill from the opera house. Some additional street parking is available in Central City, but please pay attention to posted signs as to whether they are specifically designed for patrons of other businesses in the area, as towing is enforced in some lots.
Buses can drop passengers off in front of the Opera House. Bus parking is available at the city lot by the RV park.
Chat with friends, save money on gas, and enjoy the scenic ride on an air-conditioned bus to Central City for only $18 per person roundtrip. Bus leaves at 10:45 am from Sports Authority in Glendale and at 11:15 am from Simms Steakhouse in Lakewood for the select Wednesday and Sunday matinees. Check back for further details.
Bus tickets may be added to your online order before checkout by clicking "Choose a Different Event." If you have already purchased your tickets, you may purchase a bus ticket separately. Please indicate whether you would like to be picked up in Glendale or Lakewood.
The Central City Free Ride operates on a 30-minute schedule with service to existing bus stop locations in Black Hawk and Central City. Be sure to look for the black and green shuttles when you're in Black Hawk. The Central City Opera House is a short walk uphill from either the Famous Bonanza or Johnny Z bus stops.
Sunday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to Midnight, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. (Departures with a loop every 30 minutes):
The shuttle stops in Central City at Johnny Z's Casino, Century Casino/Bonanza/Dostal Alley, and The Reserve. In Black Hawk, the shuttle locations are at Canyon Casino, Isle of Capri, Mardi Gras and Ameristar Casino. (Black and green shuttles only.)
Elevate Your Opera Experience with a Helicopter Ride!
Attend in Style with a Luxurious Limo
Presidential Transportation 303-320-1101
Let Someone Else Do the Driving
Coach America (formally Coach USA) 303-421-2780
You may find additional companies in the Colorado Casino Transportation Guide.