The Oriental Theater serves as an anchor of the bustling Tennyson Art and Business District and serves the broad interests of Denver’s burgeoning cultural scene.


In addition to a full offering of music, comedy, film and other live performances, the theater is available for private parties, lectures, corporate meetings, non-profit fundraisers, and other special events.

Enjoy events, shows, and performances: by local- to internationally recognized artists, any night, all year; produced by the Oriental, by local, regional and national promotional teams, and by friends like you.

Experience the show from the multi-leveled chair and table seating, the giant dance floor, or up in our 100+ seating balcony. Notice the subtle nuances in sound quality, reflecting the Theater’s birth in a time before mechanical sound amplification. The view from anywhere in the house is never obstructed!

Watch shows on the big screen – the giant 30′ × 20′ (that’s 600 square feet!) projection screen can play any Blueray or DVD— screen your film project on the big screen!!!

Please join us at the Oriental Theater, at 44th and Tennyson in Denver. Bring your friends and enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions:

When is your box office open? It is always open during shows/events. It is generally open Tuesday through Saturday from 12PM until 11PM (we recommend you call before coming by to make sure we are definitely here- 720-420-0030). You can usually buy tickets for upcoming events at our box office for only a $1 service fee if you pay cash-although there are certain events hosted by outside promoters that must be purchased online- please call 720-420-0030 or email to check on whether we are selling the tickets at the box office.  

Where do I park? The Oriental Theater does not have a designated parking lot. However, there is plenty of on-street parking available -especially on the North and South side of 44th Avenue (to the of East of Stuart Street). PLEASE NOTE: YOU CAN PARK RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE CAR WASH ON 44TH AVENUE (FACING EAST) FOR SOME REASON PEOPLE DO NOT THINK YOU CAN PARK HERE - IT IS PERFECTLY LEGAL! The parking is much more accessible than any other music venue in the Denver metro area. PLEASE DO NOT PARK BEHIND THE THEATER IN THE PRIVATE LOT OR IN THE GRATEFUL GNOME PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STREET. PLEASE RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORS! 

Is there a dress code? Never (unless it's a private event). 

Is there Public Transportation available? RTD 44 stops right in front of the theater CLICK HERE for the schedule

Do you have an ATM? We sure do!

Do you accept credit cards? Yes, but if you are purchasing tickets at the box office or at the door, there is a $2 per ticket fee. 

Do you have a full bar?  Yes! -We have a decent selection of all liquors and beers- but don't expect a wide selection of high-end single malt scotches...

Are you hiring? We don't hire too often, but please feel free to send your resume to

Do you accept submissions from bands to play at the Oriental Theater? We do. However, this is a 700 person capacity venue; if your band can only draw 25 people -this is not the place for you to perform. If you are a touring band and you do not have a Denver fan base, we are not the place for you. We are a destination venue- we are not a bar that people just "hang out" at because we book great music (though we do try to consistently book high quality entertainment).

What other Bars and Restaurants are close to the Oriental Theater? Click here for a full list!



Production Specs:


Console: X32 (firmware V 2.16)

P.A.: 4­way Stereo


3 ­-QSC CX302V (high/high mid)                                                                                                              

3 ­-QSC CX1102 (low mid)                                                                                                                          

2 ­-QSC CX1202 (sub)



6-­ EAW ASR 665 (3­way enclosure)         

8 ­-EAW BH 622 (2x12” sub enclosure) 




Console: X32 (firmware V 2.16)

Snake: Cat5 Shielded

Split: S32 Digital Split ­ 32 in, 16 out



5 ­Yamaha CMV15 Passive 2­way Wedges

1 ­ Dual 18” Drum Sub

2 ­ Dual 15” x 2” Side Fills



4 ­ 2 ch Crown XLi 3500 (1000W @ 8 ohm / ch) for Wedges

1 ­ QSC RMX 1450 (750 W / ch) for Side Fill Tops

1 ­ Crown CE4000 (1200 W / ch) for Side Fill Low

1 ­ Crown XLS 2500 for Drum Sub



1 ­ Audix D6

1 ­ Shure Beta 52a

1 ­ AKG D112

1 ­ Sennheiser e901

6 ­ Sennheiser e604

1 ­ Sennheiser e609

8 ­ Shure SM58

6 ­ Shure SM57

2 ­ Audix OM2

1 ­ Audix D4

2 ­ Audix F2

2 ­ AKG C1000s

1 ­ Shure PG 81

1 ­ AT 3031

6 ­ Passive D.I.

1 ­ Active D.I.



Console: MA Command Wing with touch screen monitor and visualizer




2 ­ PAR 56 for room lighting

2 ­ LEKO for front wash

6 ­ PAR 64 for stage wash and position spot

1 ­ FS 1000 Adjustable Spot



6 ­ Chauvet Intimidator Spot LED 350

2 ­ American DJ ACCU Spot 250

4 ­ Venue THINTRI 38

12 ­ Venue THINTRI 64

6 ­ Single Channel LED PAR for front color wash

1 ­ Chauvet Hurricane Haze 3D water based Hazer


Stage Dimensions:                                                                                    

28 ft by 20 ft deep (with 8 x 8 usable wing on stage right)



Projector: Panasonic PT-DZ12000U - 12,000 lumens, 3-chip, DLP, full HD (1920x1200 resolution), 16:10 native

30 x 20 Projection Screen

1 Sony Blu Ray

1 Dell Inspiron Laptop



We have a professionally installed certified aerial rigging system capable of silks, hoops, trapeze and more (please email for more details)