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Dairy Arts Center

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Address: 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302
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+1 303-440-7826
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Dairy is a nonprofit arts organization that houses four (free) art...

The Dairy is a nonprofit arts organization that houses four (free) art galleries, 3 performance theaters, and an intimate arthouse cinema. Art, Theatre, Cinema, Music, Comedy, and Dance - all under one roof! Over 25 years strong!

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a wonderful place to see the arts

Recently remodeled, this is a great venue for the arts. I actually wish that it was at least twice the size.

Reviewed 30 October 2016
wallace s
Boulder, Colorado
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Louisville, Colorado
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have mixed feelings about the Dairy Center but have enjoyed some of the functions I've attended. It's a nice place for local talent to perform a one woman show for instance. But after all of the remodelling, the seats in the theatre are very uncomfortable with very little leg room (if you are long-legged and like sitting with your... More 

Thank Dianne B
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Basically it's lots of theatres. A big complex with a few bits of art dotted around. A long walk down from Pearl street and a big let down on what I was expecting. Free internet, cafe and Lois though with a mall across the road.

Thank D P
James M, Marketing Manager at Dairy Arts Center, responded to this review

Hi DP - it's important to note that we have four galleries that are in a constant state of transformation. Sometimes they are filled to the brim with pieces from group exhibitions and sometimes we have exhibitions that are more minimal. This is common practice for any art gallery. Our current exhibitions (the ones you would have seen, given your... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Recently remodeled, this is a great venue for the arts. I actually wish that it was at least twice the size.

Thank wallace s
Boulder, Colorado
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Independent film, art exhibits, performances. Great place to experience some out of the mainstream culture. The new renovation is terrific.

Thank Mallika M
Boulder, Colorado
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625 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Aging jazz singer doing Paris related oldies. This was right out of the "way back" machine like almost 100 years for some songs. It was good and mellow. Almost torch singer rather than jazz to me. The Dairy Center is SOOO much better than the last time I was there. Really great makeover and nice small performance areas. Great patio.

3 Thank David B
Suwon, South Korea
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387 reviews
209 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I used to play piano here and had a very wonderful teacher at the Dairy Center for the arts. There is a lot to see here like ballet performances and classical music of all kinds it's a very beautiful building

Thank Prinster A
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Visual arts, performing arts, cinema - it's all here! If you haven't been for a while, check out the updated facilities!

Thank Karen L
Boulder, United States
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We went to see Wendy Woo and her favorite fellow musicians and we're delighted by the experience. Snacks and beverages available, a free art show and then an outstanding concert in an intimate setting.

Thank Carole B
Denver, Colorado
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134 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I have attended several plays and events in the space it is quite adequate to the task. Parking behind. The quality of the visit depends upon the content of the show visited. I have seen several productions of the Catamounts Theater there which have been fantastic.

Thank Garry H
Boulder, Colorado
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101 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

I used this space when it was an abandoned warehouse that once moved milk products from here to there. Great hulking cobwebbed rooms--what could be done with it? What has been done is brilliant, creating many different venues inside, ranging to large to small to an art gallery to a great seating area in a kind of "lobby" where you... More 

1 Thank David T

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