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Arts & Culture: Screen & Stage

In Aspen, a performance is more than a single event; it’s an expression of our way of life.

Music, film, passion, beauty, balance– they all live and thrive here. Claim your seat at a performance by Aspen Film, Theatre Aspen, Wheeler Opera House or Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and you’ll quickly discover why Aspen is a favorite stop for performances that defy ordinary.

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Aspen Film

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Established in 1979, Aspen Film is one of Colorado's most active film arts organizations, presenting dynamic programs and featured guest artists throughout the year. Internationally recognized, Aspen Film organizes a major film event in every season, along with an extensive education program: Aspen Filmfest, Academy Screenings, Aspen Shortsfest and Film Educates. With a mission to enlighten, enrich, educate and entertain through film, Aspen Film stimulates thought, encourages dialogue and broadens understanding of our world and selves through the diverse spectrum of ideas presented by filmmakers worldwide. 

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

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Elevating the cultural landscape in Aspen is the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, a contemporary ballet company now nearly two decades old. A deep commitment to curating new ballets while cultivating choreographic talent has resulted in a catalogue of adventurous repertoire. The company’s pioneering spirit arises from a dual set of home cities: Aspen, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the Southwestern plateau. A European sensibility glossed with American ebullience forges ASFB's aesthetic, as the company has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre. The company performs at the Aspen District Theater in the summer and winter and also operates four ballet schools year-round throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.

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Theatre Aspen

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Winner of the ACRA Non Profit of the Year, Theatre Aspen features top-flight professional and Broadway artists in a summer repertory season of musicals, plays and comedies. Theatre Aspen School offers camps for kids 5 – 18 June through August. The Hurst Theatre is located in a spectacular setting in the Rio Grande Park, and our lobby and box office are open all day.

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Wheeler Opera House

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Aspen's premier state-of-the-art venue hosts nationally recognized artists and a diverse calendar including pop, rock, country and bluegrass concerts, lectures, theatre, dance, films and community events.

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