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Turner Construction Begins Renovations to the Helen G. Bonfils Theatre Complex

Denver, COTurner Construction’s Special Projects Division has begun renovation to the Helen G. Bonfils Theatre Complex for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). Designed by Semple Brown Design, phase one includes the renovation of the existing (1985) 532 seat two-level in-the-round Space Theatre, associated backstage support areas, and public restrooms servicing the Space Theatre. The renovation of the Space Theatre has been designed to address code compliance, accessibility, public safety, health and convenience, and operational efficiency.

The Bonfils Theatre Complex, home to the Stage, Space, Ricketson, and Jones theatres, was built by the DCPA and granted to the City of Denver in 1979. At the time it was built, Time magazine called it “the crown jewel of the Rockies”, and the Tony Award-winning theatre produced within its walls since that time has only added to its significance. More than 400 plays have been produced in the Bonfils Complex since it opened 36 years ago and over 150 new plays have originated in the DCPA’s new play program.

Turner has been working on various projects for the Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC) continuously since March 2009. Each of these projects involved close coordination with theatre operations and performances.

Rendering courtesy of Semple Brown Design

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