Fort Collins Lincoln Center

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Situated in the heart of Fort Collins, the Lincoln Center is the premier multi-venue performing and visual arts center in Northern Colorado. It was founded in 1978 through a community initiative called “Designing Tomorrow Today” that resulted in a voter approved $2.2 million capital improvements tax with the community raising an additional $300,000 to complete a new performing and visual arts center for Fort Collins.

Today, the Lincoln Center is one of Colorado’s largest and most diverse presenters of professional theatre, dance, music, visual arts, and children’s programs. It is the largest Northern Colorado presenter of nationally touring Broadway musicals, big name acts, music and comedy, family events, and dance. In addition, our community partners such as OpenStage Theatre, Canyon Concert Ballet, Larimer Chorale, The Fort Collins Symphony and Debut Theater help make the Lincoln Center a frequent gathering place for families and arts and culture lovers alike.

Following an $8.4 renovation in 2010, the Lincoln Center is refreshed, renewed and remarkable! The renovation and expansion focused on improving the patron experience, performer amenities, and infusing new life into this community treasure. Community members throughout Northern Colorado have been flocking to see the “new” Lincoln Center, which now features elegant and expanded lobbies, a new Rooftop Deck, several new and inviting bar spaces, a beautiful new Art Gallery and a start-of-the-art sound system.


Facilities and Uses[edit]

Performance Hall[edit]

Lincoln Center’s Performance Hall is the venue of choice for large productions; ranging from fully staged theatrical performances to major meetings and presentations.

Performance Hall is a proscenium theatre with ample production and support space and top of the line audience amenities. This 1,180 seat theatre features large private dressing rooms as well as a spacious lobby with a built-in bar for pre- and post-event gatherings.

The Performance Hall 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.

Magnolia Theatre[edit]

Fully equipped with lighting, sound and projection systems, Fort Collins Lincoln Center’s Magnolia Theatre is appropriate for a wide range of performances, seminars, convention activities or special events. It is primarily used by local groups, children's and youth theater productions, community theater companies, and business lectures and presentations.

The Magnolia Theatre is a proscenium theatre with ample production and support space and top of the line audience amenities. The Magnolia Theatre features large private dressing rooms as well as a spacious lobby for with a built-in bar for pre- and post-event gatherings.

Canyon West Ballroom[edit]

The Canyon West Ballroom is our largest indoor event venue at Fort Collins Lincoln Center. With over 5,000 square feet of space, it is ideal for weddings and receptions, large business meetings, conferences, and special events. This elegant ballroom features six chandeliers, coffered ceilings, beautiful wood accents and earth tone carpeting. The Canyon West Ballroom is fully equipped with dramatic lighting and built-in professional sound and presentation systems. Easy access to the attached kitchen makes Canyon West ideal for catered events.

Columbine Room[edit]

Fort Collins Lincoln Center’s Columbine Room is the second largest event rental facility, with just over 2,700 square feet of space. The Columbine Room provides an excellent indoor space for meetings, classes, small receptions and special events. The Columbine Room is decorated in warm earth tones providing a modern and professional setting. This room includes a built-in sound system and projection screen to accommodate your audio visual needs, as well as built-in adjustable lighting. Easy access to Fort Collins Lincoln Center’s kitchen makes catered events practical and convenient.

Rooftop Deck[edit]

The Rooftop Deck at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center is a unique outdoor venue, ideal for parties, wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions or any number of special events. Located on the second floor, just outside of the balcony lobby, this 2400 square foot open-air space is situated among the tree tops and overlooks the entrance plaza. The Rooftop Deck is accessible by the Grand Staircase or handicapped accessible by elevator. This sophisticated event space features stone pavers, treetop views in the daylight, sparkling Tivoli lights at night and a built-in bar located just inside the lobby.

The Terrace[edit]

Fort Collins Lincoln Center’s Terrace is a spacious outdoor venue, with over 2,800 square feet perfect for receptions, luncheons, or musical events. Surrounded by trees, garden greenery and a beautiful fountain, the Terrace offers a quaint and ideal setting for your outdoor event.

Located just outside of the Fort Collins Lincoln Center’s main level, the Terrace provides the beauty of the outdoors with the convenience of indoor amenities nearby for you and your guests. The Terrace is completely paved for easy set-up and has electrical outlets for sound and lighting systems.

Founder's Room[edit]

This elegant and intimate reception room is located right off Fort Collins Lincoln Center’s Main Lobby, next to the Performance Hall. The Founders Room is the perfect space to host a pre or post performance reception, banquet, or any event requiring an inviting and personal setting.

The Founders Room features warm neutral colors and elegant décor that creates a unique and appealing atmosphere for you and your guests. This space also offers a discreet catering area with a sink and prep station.

Art Gallery[edit]

Lincoln Center’s Art Gallery is the main exhibit gallery, hosting approximately nine to twelve events annually. Fine art exhibitions can create an exciting and provocative setting for a special event. The Art Gallery is a unique space for intimate receptions, small gatherings or cocktail parties.

Because the care and preservation of the art is our first consideration, food and beverage is generally not permitted in the gallery. Other areas in the building may provide an alternative space for food, beverages and additional space for people to gather.

Exhibits change on a regular basis and the particular installation will determine the number of people the gallery will hold at any given time. This space is available on a limited basis in accordance with gallery exhibits and performance schedules.

2014-2015 Performing Arts Season[edit]

The Lincoln Center has a variety of season packages available. Series include Showstoppers, Anything Goes, Dance, New Classical Convergence, Special Events, 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[edit]

-Cirque Mechanics' Pedal Punk (Oct. 9 - Oct. 11)
-I Love Lucy Live on Stage (Dec. 4 - Dec. 6)
-Mamma Mia! (Jan. 29 - Jan. 31)
-Peter and the Starcatcher (Feb. 26 - Feb. 28)
-Million Dollar Quartet (Apr. 16 - Apr. 18)


Anything Goes Series[edit]

-Mummenschanz (Nov. 5)
-Sister Strikes Again!: Late Nite Catechism 2 (Feb. 21)
-The Passing Zone Saves the World (Apr. 24)


Dance Series[edit]

-Koresh Dance Company (Oct. 23)
-Russian National Ballet Theatre: The Sleeping Beauty (Feb. 18)
-Brian Sanders' JUNK (Mar. 11)


New Classical Convergence Series[edit]

At the Lincoln Center Performance Hall:
-Joshua Bell (Mar. 12)

At the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington:
-Mother Falcon (Sep. 19)
-Borromeo String Quartet (Oct. 3, Apr. 18)
-Orchid Ensemble (Oct. 29)
-Mendelssohn Trio (Dec. 2)
-Jeremy Denk (Jan. 20)
-Classical Jam (Apr. 4)


Special Events Series[edit]

-Buddy Guy (Sep. 3)
-Mike Birbiglia (Oct. 16)
-Maceo Parker (Oct. 18)
-Lewis Black (Nov. 9)
-An Irish Christmas (Dec. 16)
-Rosanne Cash "The River & The Thread" (Jan. 10)
-Del McCoury Plays Woody Guthrie (Jan. 17)


Imagination Series[edit]

-Mike Super: Magic and Illusion (Oct. 25)
-Story Pirates (Jan. 24)
-Dino-Light (Apr. 25)



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Coordinates: 40°34′56.56″N 105°4′58.97″W / 40.5823778°N 105.0830472°W / 40.5823778; -105.0830472