The renovation of the Temple Hoyne Buell Theater was a significant undertaking aimed at revitalizing the Denver Performing Arts Complex. The project was part of a broader expansion and redevelopment of the complex, which also included other venues such as the Boettcher Concert Hall and the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex.
The Temple Hoyne renovation involved demolishing the entire interior of the theater and performed a complete renovation creating a 2,800 seat theater and related support spaces, including dressing rooms, fly tower, stage, orchestra pit and lifts, sound-stage manager booth, suspended boxes on the perimeter walls, and resulting in a state-of-the-art facility that could accommodate major theatrical productions. The design included a high ceiling to accommodate the chandelier used in the production of "The Phantom of the Opera," which crashes to the stage during the performance. A new promenade space was also built, connecting the Buell Theater to the Boettcher Concert Hall and the Denver Performing Arts Complex Galleria common areas.