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“Jess Glynne concert!”
Review of Bluebird Theater

Bluebird Theater
Ranked #105 of 279 things to do in Denver
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Owner description: Historic 1913 theater for silent movies restored. Offers films, jazz, rock, alternative, and other live music.
Reviewed 4 March 2016

What a cool and intimate theater! It felt like a throwback in time, with such a down to earth vibe, and what an appropriate setting for my favorite artist of all time, Jess Glynne!!

It's 400 capacity, and I've never had such good 'seats' (it's standing only - although there were some bar stools in the back and the balcony). You are so close to the artist, there's no need for a jumbotron. The sound system was great and pumping all night.

We didn't experience any rudeness from the bartenders or the security, perhaps because all of us Glynners are a well-behaved, respectful crowd ;O)

The drinks are not bad either, we got the Svedka specials for $6 each and they were healthy pours.

There are no coat checks, but there are hooks and railings you could place your coats on.

The reason it's not a 5-star review is because their ticketing system through AXS is horrendous. The website is not very informative as we found multiple different will call times online and hoped to look to their website for some guidance which was nonexistent. Called the theater only to be sucked into the automated system or busy tone. We ended going and waiting in line at 8 (that was the general consensus on the interweb), only to have will call ticket window open up at 9, when the show was suppose to start. We were freezing waiting in line for an hour. Ugh.

Sure there are not pyrotechnics, but it you want to see your favorite artist in a close setting while feeling a little nostalgic, Bluebird is where it's at!

1  Thank Chajister_11
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

Denver's Bluebird is NOT a Nashville franchisee! It is an old movie house venue that is a mandatory pathway for all of Denver's local rock and pop music groups on their way to national success. And, they always come back, even after making it HUGE. The music is only as good as the band on a given night, but the venue is always right.

1  Thank BallardPritchett
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

You can't be turned off by the looks of the place, there are some amazing artists that come play at the Bluebird, a Denver's must see!

2  Thank Cyn R
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

Took my teenage daughter to Girls Night In at the Bluebird a few weeks ago. Since the theater is located on Colfax (not the greatest part of town) and parking can be difficult, I researched thoroughly to understand what we were getting into. We loved the whole experience, but to avoid disappointment you should be aware of a few things.

For this event, doors opened at 7 pm and the event started at 8 pm on a Wed night. We arrived by personal car at 5:15 to find a few open spots in the parking lot next door to Paradise Cleaners. This is right across the street from the Bluebird, and designated parking for the theater after 5 or 5:30 pm weekdays. You have to get there early if you want a spot here. Otherwise, you park on the street a couple blocks behind Colfax, and be careful to avoid the reserved residential street parking or you'll get a ticket.

We had dinner at a pretty good little Mexican restaurant across the street from the Bluebird, and then lined up a little before 7 pm. Once inside, we were surprised at how intimate and cozy the theater is! I think it was an old movie theater at one time and they took out the row seating. Upon entry, door attendants marked the backs of hands for under-21s and adults received wristbands. There's a bar with beverages, but we did not have any. People we were with felt the drinks were decently priced for a theater.

There really is no poor viewing area for the stage. We grabbed a couple barstools and sat on the last deck of the tiered first level floor, against the railing. Look for seats immediately if you want to sit; they are scarce. I'm sure for some concerts (this was not sold out) it would be standing room only.

There is an upstairs to your left upon entering the theater, which overlooks the first level and is a nice getaway if it gets crowded.

Restrooms were fine, but I could see how they might get pretty gross in different (less child friendly) events. Railings were a little sticky.

Sound system microphones cut out early in the show but were finally fixed; not sure if that was the Bluebird's responsibility or the visiting show. But once fixed, it was fine.

Leaving the venue at about 10 pm, we did not encounter any seedy situations outside on our way to the car. We felt safe and there were lots of people leaving at the same time. Just be aware of your surroundings as you would anywhere, and you'll be fine.

Overall, we loved how small the theater was and how close we were to the action on the stage. With the fun little restaurants nearby and a little planning for nearby parking, we'd definitely return.

3  Thank Steamboat323
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Reviewed 13 May 2015

I was here for a concert. It was cold outside, but they don't allow smoking inside. Unfortunately, outside is right off of Colfax, not a place you want to be at night. However, this area isn't particularly bad.
The venue is older, of cool colors and you pretty much always have a great view of the stage.

Thank Chelsea S
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