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Cultural Arts Division

The Cultural Arts Division of the Town of Breckenridge manages the Riverwalk Center  and the Breckenridge Arts District.  In addition, the special event permitting and photo shoot permitting are handled by events@townofbreckenridge.com. To learn more about the Town's special event and photo shoot permitting process please click here. The Cultural Arts Division of the Town of Breckenridge is located at the Riverwalk Center at 150 West Adams Avenue.  Administrative Offices may be reached at 970-453-3187 and the Riverwalk Center Box Office may be reached at 970-547-3100. Online ticketing is available by clicking here.   

Riverwalk Center

Nestled in the heart of this historic mining town, the Riverwalk Center, a multifaceted, award-winning performing arts facility is the focal point for summer activities.  The Riverwalk Center is the western most anchor of the Breckenridge Arts District.  Please click here to find out more about the Arts District.  The Riverwalk Center is part of the Blue River Restoration Project embarked on by the Town of Breckenridge in 1992. The Blue River walk way, the Riverwalk Center and its native landscape offer a beautiful setting for picnics, special events or simply relaxing along the banks of the river.
Winter at the Riverwalk Center. Photo by Carl Scofield
Raising the Roof- the Riverwalk Center Transformation:
For 15 years, the 770-seat Riverwalk Center, a seasonal amphitheater covered by a tent, hosted thousands of concerts and events. In 2006 it was determined that the existing tent needed to be replaced due to normal "wear and tear". And in September 2007, the Town of Breckenridge embarked on a capital improvement project to replace the tent with a roof and walls. This project is a public/private collaborative partnership. Over $1,000,000 has been raised privately to significantly enhance this community icon and hub of cultural offerings. The Town of Breckenridge funded the remaining cost of the project, over $3 million.

During 2007/2008 winter season, a roof and walls were erected over the existing amphitheater structure and other facility improvements were made as well. This project has substantially enhanced the patron and performer experience by improving the acoustics, temperature control and lighting within the facility. The unique connection to the outside environment which makes the Riverwalk Center so special has been maintained with six large clear doors that open to the Riverwalk Center Lawn. The lawn area expands the Riverwalk Center's capacity by over 2000.

Will the Riverwalk Center continue to be a seasonal venue?
Yes, the Riverwalk Center will remain a seasonal facility (only fully staffed in the summer but still used in the winter), but the design is flexible enough to allow for winter use, which will provide an opportunity to host the growing number of winter events. The transformation will also "stretch" the summer season to accommodate more early and late season events. The Riverwalk Center will continue to be the site of many summer activities including Town Party, classical performances by the National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) and the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra (BMF), the Blue River Series, Fourth of July concerts and activities, jazz concerts, rock concerts, dance troupes, weddings and much, much more.

General Venue Information

The Riverwalk Center is a 770 seat indoor venue with glass doors that open onto a lawn next to the Blue River.  The venue is heated.  Snacks and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are served during most shows. The Riverwalk Center may be rented for private functions.  Please click here for more information on rental. 

Tickets:
All shows are held at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge, Colorado unless otherwise noted on the calendar of events. Call (970) 547-3100 for phone orders using VISA, Discover, America Express or Master Card, or visit the Riverwalk Center Box Office, 150 West Adams Ave. in Breckenridge.  The Riverwalk Center Box Office is open Tuesday-Sunday (closed Monday) from noon until 5pm (open 1/2 hour past the begin of a show on performance nights).  July 4, 2014 Box Office hours will be 5pm-8:30pm.  Tickets are also available online .   For information on purchasing National Repertory Orchestra or Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra pre-season products, please click here.

All classical concerts at the Riverwalk are reserved seating and most of the other performances are general admission or open seating.  Please click here to see a Riverwalk Center seating chart (770 seats total). 

Tickets are non-refundable and not exchangeable. Reserved seating is available for most classical concerts; other performances are general admission, unless otherwise noted.

Directions:
From I-70 take exit 203 (Frisco). Drive south on Highway 9 (approximately 10 miles). Before the roundabout take the ramp right (west) on to Park Avenue; remain on Park Avenue and about 1/2 block after the stoplight at Ski Hill Road, turn left (east) onto Washington Avenue. Park in the Riverwalk/Tiger Dredge Lot to your right.

From Highway 9 south of Breckenridge: Remain on Highway 9 / Main Street through two stoplights. Turn left (west) onto West Adams Avenue. This leads directly into the Tiger Dredge parking lot.

Parking:
Free parking is available adjacent to the Riverwalk Center (summer) in the Riverwalk/Tiger Dredge lot.  The lot is free during the summer from May-October. 

Accessibility:
The Riverwalk Center is fully accessible for persons with disabilities. For special needs please call the Box Office in advance- 970-547-3100. 

Concert Information:

  • Pets of any kind are strictly prohibited at any Riverwalk Center event.
  • Latecomers will be seated only during the first suitable break in the performance.
  • Cameras and recording equipment are strictly prohibited.
  • Patrons are prohibited from bringing food or alcohol into the Riverwalk Center. Soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and light snacks are available for purchase at each event.
  • Although the Riverwalk Center is a heated, at 9,600 feet in elevation evenings are cool. For your comfort, we suggest taking this into consideration. Casual dress is welcome at Riverwalk Center concerts and events.

Renting the Riverwalk Center:
For rates and more information on rentals click here.  Available for concerts, weddings (click here for more information on weddings at the Riverwalk), meetings and receptions on a limited basis. Please contact the Cultural Arts Director of Operations & Production at (970) 453-3187 ext 2 (for tickets to Riverwalk events please call the Box Office at 970-547-3100) or email saamg@townofbreckenridge.com.

For general information please call the Riverwalk Center at 970-547-3100.

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Events
July 21, 2014 3:15PM
July 24, 2014 1:00PM
July 24, 2014 3:00PM
July 24, 2014 5:30PM
July 24, 2014 6:00PM

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