Arts and Culture

If you are looking for a little more than skiing, snowboarding and the endless list of outdoor adventures you can find in Breckenridge, you are in luck. Breckenridge is filled with art and culture. Breckenridge has a wonderful mix of art galleries, local theater, live music and special events that bring local flavor, such as Ullr Fest and Kingdom Days. From the National Repertory Orchestra to the artist in residence at the Tin Shop, there are cultural offerings to satisfy just about any taste.

Breckenridge Music Festival

The Breckenridge Music Festival offers a wonderful series of musical performances ranging from classical symphonic and intimate chamber to jazz, blues and modern rock’n’roll. Call 970-453-9142 for more information.


The National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) makes Breckenridge its home every summer and is one of the top student summer performance orchestras in the nation. The NRO performs two full orchestra concerts each week at the Riverwalk Center between late June and mid-August. In addition, members of the NRO take part in smaller chamber concerts. The NRO is a launching point for many young musicians to start their promising careers in orchestras all over the world. Call 970-453-5825 for more information.

Art Galleries

Breckenridge is home to a wonderful variety of art galleries. From fine art to blown glass to photography, Breckenridge offers a wide variety of artistic talent. Many artists have flocked to Breckenridge to draw inspiration from the majesty of the Rocky Mountains and set up their bases here. Summer brings many art festivals drawing artists from all over the West and beyond.

The Art District

The Arts District of Breckenridge is located on the corner of South Ridge Street and East Washington Avenue. The west side of the Arts District is fronted by the Riverwalk Performing Arts Center, which is a year-round performance center that houses the Breckenridge Music Festival and the National Repertory Orchestra. On the east side is the Backstage Theater, which is home to Breckenridge’s local theater company. The Arts District is an active year-round organization that offers art workshops in a variety of mediums for children, teens and adults. To learn more, visit Breck Create’s website.

Backstage Theatre

Spend an evening at the Backstage Theatre and you’ll enjoy memorable live entertainment presented in a warm and cozy atmosphere. For more information, call 970-453-0199.

Speakeasy Movie Theatre

The Speakeasy is the only movie theatre in Breckenridge. The Speakeasy shows a mix of independent films and some mainstream movies. For more information, call 970-453-7243.