Friends, HI! 👋 How was everyone’s weekend?? It was so warm in the area, that we could hardly believe that it is almost November! We absolutely L O V E D being outside - that chilly (but not cold) crispness in the air but the sunshine to warm us up was more than what we could have ever wanted!
Halloween is right around the corner & we for one are super excited (hence the Halloween-theme of this post!) We had a pre-Halloween party with our friends this past weekend, and everyone’s costumes was so cute! Brandon & I were Mickey and Minnie, while our friends dressed up as the cutest unicorns, deer, and kitties! Something about getting older means that we dress up in less elaborate costumes, put a headband on, and call it good. Haha!
One place we absolutely never skip dressing up for is the Colorado Ballet! It is one of my most favorite winter activities as the weather gets colder and we want to do is stay inside.
We’ve been to three productions this past year, and each one never has disappointed! We have watched the Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, and Sleeping Beauty so far and we have alllllllllllllllllllll of the tips for you, whether you want to buy a season pass or surprise your sweetie for a classy date night!
The first thing to know is that tickets are totally affordable! We are talking $20-40 per seat, which we were not expecting at all! Also, remember that the first tickets you purchase to the ballet will be your most expensive, as the Colorado ballet typically sends you coupons for 20-25% off for their shows thereafter.
I’ve included the 2018 pricing (for up to 4 shows depending on the package), below per seating level. We have sat in the Balcony, Loge, and Orchestra levels before, and we love the Loge level the best because you have the perfect view of the entire stage without feeling like you are super far away from all of the action. To check out all of their subscription offers, click here!
The ballet is typically performed at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and you guys be sure to get there at least 15-20min before the performance starts. Keep in mind that there is an insane amount of traffic to get into the parking garage by the Opera House, so be sure to calculate that into the drive time (Google Maps didn’t tell us one of the times and we had to learn the hard way!) They have bars on each level where you can purchase both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks but the lines are soooooooooo long that by the time you get something, you likely have to chug it because its performance time! For that reason, we typically eat beforehand (you can see our recommendations here!) and use the downtime before shows/during intermission to get situated and read through the program. The best thing about the Colorado Ballet is that they put their own spin on things: for the Nutcracker, they had a hip-hop mouse and during Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots (from Shrek) and Red Riding Hood made a cameo appearance! We always love our date nights here! ♡
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