Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Beaver Creek is a gem of culture hidden in the mountains of Colorado.

Vail International Dance Festival

This summer we present a fantastic array of dance: from Paul Taylor Dance Company to Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, from Pacific Northwest Ballet to Noche Flamenca, from Keigwin + Company to Buckets and Tap Shoes, and from the brilliant stars of the International Evenings to the thrilling champions of Ballroom’s Best. I invite you to look through our calendar of events and to plan now to be with us for all of the magnificent dancing.

All my best and I look forward to seeing you this summer,

Damian Woetzel, Artistic Director

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Bravo Vail Valley Music Festival

In 1987 the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival was created by John Giovando, an attorney with a love of classical music, and acclaimed violinist, Ida Kavafian, who together had already established a successful chamber music festival in New Mexico. They brought musicians from Music from Angel Fire to present chamber music concerts in the Vail Valley. These performances started small—at one of the first concerts the musicians actually outnumbered the audience! Eugenia Zukerman, renowned flutist, author and television commentator joined the Festival as Artistic Director in 1998, and has since guided the artistic growth of the Festival. Through world-class performances, dedicated leadership and generous support from the community, the Festival has grown from a handful of attendees to an annual audience of more than 60,000. More than 50 acclaimed soloists visit the Vail Valley to perform in chamber ensembles and as soloists with resident orchestras. The Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival is the only festival to host three world-class orchestras in residence.

The Bravo! Festival runs from late June through early August, presenting the highest level of music making in spectacular Vail Valley venues. During these brief summer months, the Festival touches the lives of thousands of people, many of who come to the area specifically to experience the pleasures of the Festival and the beauty of the majestic Rocky Mountains.

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Gerald R. Ford Ampitheater

The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail is a spectacular outdoor venue that seats 1,260 guests in covered seating and an additional 1,300 on its expansive grassy hillside with a breathtaking view of the Rocky Mountains.

The Box Office is located at the Amphitheater, adjacent to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Ford Park. Contact the Box Office at 845.TIXS(8497), 888.920.ARTS(2797) or 970.476.3361 (fax).

Gates to the venue open one hour prior to showtime. Lawn seating available on a first come-first served basis. The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is fully ADAcompliant and provides special accommodations for those with limited mobility. The following are not permitted at the facility: Cameras, Recording Devices, Skateboards, Bicycles, Scooters, In-Line Skates, Cigarette and Cigar Smoking, Lawn Chairs, Pets and Alcohol. Concessions with food and alcohol sales are available at the facility. Picnics and commercially sealed non-alcoholic beverages are permitted.

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The Vilar Center

Located in the heart of the Beaver Creek Village, directly beneath the outdoor ice skating rink, the cultural complex hosts a variety of acclaimed artistic performances that one would expect to see at Carnegie Hall in New York or the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. , but would not expect to find within walking distance of ski lifts, hiking trails and golf fairways. The intimate and inviting performance space was designed to exacting specifications to create perfect acoustics and unobstructed views from every seat.

The Vilar Center's programming ranges from jazz, blues, country and classical concerts to contemporary and ballet dance troupes, comedy, theatre and family productions. The Vilar Center also hosts a number of community productions, awards shows and fundraisers for local organizations throughout the year.

A state-of-the-art facility, the Vilar Center for the Arts contains a 530-seat theatre, two 2,200 square-foot lobbies and a 2,000 square-foot May Gallery Patrons Lounge.

To view current shows and ticket information please visit the Vilar Center website. The Beaver Creek Vilar Center -


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