The Arts & culture scene is the heartbeat to Breckenridge. The community is packed with artists who find passion in their surroundings – of course, it’s not hard to be inspired here.
Breckenridge Creative Arts (BreckCreate) was developed by the town to support and promote arts, culture, and creative experiences throughout Breckenridge. From quality performing and visual arts to the development of one of the region’s newest arts districts, Breckenridge Creative Arts is a transformative force.
Steeped in culture and heritage, the town of Breckenridge provides a unique mix of creative opportunities for people of all ages and interests. Generations of artists, makers, musicians and writers have chosen to live in or visit this beautiful Rocky Mountain destination, its inspiration reflected in their work. Through visual and performing arts, heritage and museum activities, craft education, culinary and healing arts, design, film and literature, the community offers a scenic mountain environment with diverse opportunities for individual self-expression and cultural exploration.
The Breckenridge Arts District is the region’s epicenter of creativity, bringing together studios, galleries, performance spaces, historic landmarks, public art, restaurants, cafes and other creative businesses that animate and populate a vibrant cultural corridor in downtown Breckenridge. The district’s core attraction is a lively arts campus of renovated historic structures that now function as studio spaces for classes, workshops, affordable rentals by local artists and visiting artist-in-residence programs. The Breckenridge Arts District is a Certified District in the Colorado Creative Industries Creative District Program.
Breckenridge Backstage Theater
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is the resident theatre company of the beautiful Breckenridge Theater, a newly renovated 137-seat theater located in the heart of historic downtown Breckenridge.
Their mission is to enrich, educate and entertain Summit County children, residents, and visitors through opportunities to participate in and experience the joy of live theatre. Our passion is building community through the performing arts.
Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance preserves unique historic resources in the Breckenridge area and connects residents and visitors to our past through inspiring interpretation of heritage sites and stories.
Breckenridge Music provides year-round arts education to area schools, fosters collaboration and the creative work of today’s professional musicians. A core summer festival built upon a resident professional chamber orchestra and includes over 40 performances presented annually mid-July through mid-August. Other performances across genres range from national touring acts to regional up-and-coming talent presented throughout the year.
National Repertory Orchestra
For more than 50 years, the National Repertory Orchestra has played an important role in preparing young musicians for careers in the orchestra world, while delivering outstanding musical performances for residents and visitors in Summit County. Today the NRO has achieved unparalleled success and is at the forefront of the nation’s summer music festivals.
The Arts in Breckenridge
Breckenridge is world renowned for its skiing and riding, situated above a Victorian town with plenty of restaurants, bars and shopping. But not everyone thinks of Breckenridge as an arts and entertainment hub, which is surprising, because the scene for arts and culture in Breckenridge is busy enough to fill a couple weeks of vacation without one day on the mountain....
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