Fort Collins Lincoln Center
The Fort Collins Lincoln Center is the primary performing arts facility of the City of Fort Collins, Colorado. The Lincoln Center sits at 417 W. Magnolia Street in Downtown Fort Collins next door to Mulberry Pool. The building, which was constructed in the mid-1970s, is the largest of its type in Fort Collins, and likely all of Larimer County.
Facilities and Uses
The Lincoln Center serves a number of functions, and boasts two indoor music and theater venues, as well as art galleries, conference and convention space, and an outdoor performance and sculpture garden. The largest and most widely recognized is the Performance Hall. The Performance Hall seats up to 1,180 patrons and is used for productions by the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, as well as for plays and other musical performances. Notable visitors to the Performance Hall include U2, Ray Charles, Randy Newman, Jeff Dunham, Stomp, the Producers, Hairspray, and many more. The Performance Hall features a hydraulic orchestra pit that can be lowered for use by an orchestra or for use as a service elevator.
The Mini Theater is the Lincoln Center's smaller auditorium and seats 220 spectators. It is primarily used by local groups, children's and youth theater productions, community theater companies, and business lectures and presentations.
This name was given to the outdoor sculpture garden, and performance venue, where in summer months, bands, dancers, and other performers put on their shows to crowds of picnickers. Weddings and wedding receptions are also common sights here.
The Lincoln Centers ballroom features a large hardwood dance floor, making it perfect for banquets, formal dances, and other such occasions.
The smaller ballroom at the Lincoln Center is used for meetings, receptions, and potlucks.
The Lincoln Center constantly displays a unique variety of art in its three galleries. It is common for audiences to view the displays before and after showings, and on occasion art pieces are made available for sale.
2009-2010 Performing Arts Season
The Lincoln Center has a variety of season packages available. Series include Showstoppers, Anything Goes, Classical, Dance, Adventure Cinema, and the Imagination Series. Tickets are available for order through the Lincoln Center website, http://www.lctix.com, or by calling the Lincoln Center Box Office at 970-221-6730
Showstoppers Series (Season Tickets range from $199-$219)
-To Kill a Mockingbird (Sept 29 - Oct 3)
-The Manhattan Transfer (Oct 28 - Oct 31)
-New Shanghai Circus (Jan 20 - Jan 23)
-The Drowsy Chaperone (Feb 17 - Feb 20)
-"Simply Sinatra" with Steve Lippia (Mar 24 - Mar 27)
-"Jesus Christ Superstar" starring Ted Neeley (Apr 21-Apr 24)
Anything Goes Series (Season Tickets range from $91-$99)
-The Passing Zone (Oct 8)
-Craig Robinson (Nov 14)
-The Pink Floyd Experience (Feb 4)
-Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Mar 17)
Dance Series (Season Tickets range from $69-$75)
-State St. Ballet "Cinderella" (Oct 16)
-Momix (Jan 28)
-Essential Graham (Apr 19)
Classical Music Series (Season tickets $72 all seats)
Performances located at 1400 Remington, Edna Rizley Griffin Concert Hall.
-Van Cliburn Silver Medalist (Nov 4)
-Brentano String Quartet (Jan 26)
-Eroica Trio (Mar 9)
Adventure Cinema Series (Season tickets $35)
-The Real Germany (Oct 12)
-The World is Round (Jan 4)
-Burma (Feb 22)
-French Wine (Mar 22)
-Great American Southwest (Apr 26)
Imagination Series (Season tickets $32 all seats)
-Brady Rymer (Jan 15, 16)
-BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble (Feb 26, 27)
-Beauty and the Beast (Mar 12, 13)
-Samite (Apr 16, 17)
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (November 2007)|