Old Main Chapel (2022-23 Season)

For the event The Importance of Being Earnest you're going to Old Main Chapel (2022-23 Season)

Old Main Chapel (2022-23 Season)

CU Heritage Center, Boulder, CO 80302

The chapel is a beautifully refurbished multi-level theatre space located inside the campus' oldest building, Old Main. 

To reach the chapel, use the stairs on the north or south side of the building. Alternatively, use the ramp at the building's northeast corner and ride the elevator up one floor.

Box Office

The Box office for all Old Main performances is located in the basement of the University Theater building, across the Norlin Quadrangle. 

Getting Here

Venues map (print me or send me to your phone!)

Public Transportation

Boulder residents can catch a number of local buses to campus, including the Skip, Dash, 204, 225, Hop and Stampede. 

Denver metro residents can catch the Flatiron Flyer, serving the Highway 36 corridor between Denver Union Station and the CU Boulder Campus. 

Longmont residents can catch the Bolt into Downtown Boulder and transfer to any of the local bus routes mentioned above to reach the CU Boulder campus. 

Visit the RTD Trip Planner


You can ride right up to the show, as all CU Presents venues have banks of outdoor bike racks nearby. Using Google Maps for directions is easy: just type in your starting point and destination and select the bicycle symbol.

Don't have your own wheels? Boulder B-cycle's easy, affordable bike-sharing system boasts 41 bike stations located around town and on the CU Boulder campus. 


Skateboards are not allowed inside our venues, but it's free and easy to store your board nearby. A skateboard storage rack is available in front of the Cristol Chemistry and Biochemistry lecture hall, just east of the University Theatre Building. Don't forget to bring your own lock.

Ride Service

Ride services such as LyftUber or Boulder Yellow Cab (now called Z-Trip) can drop you off near the venue.


Whether you're coming from down the street or from out of town, CU Boulder Parking and Transportation has various parking options for you. Pay for parking at the pay stations, or download the Parkmobile smartphone app for quick, easy parking reservation and payment.

Venues map (print me or send me to your phone!)

  • .3 miles
  • Euclid Autopark
  • 354 space, 8 accessible
  • Open in maps


Live caption and Audio Description

If you are planning to attend the event and require these accommodations, please call or email the box office at 303-492-8008 or cupresents@colorado.edu to reserve the service at least one week in advance of the performance date. Reservations for this service should be made at the time of ticket purchase to ensure the best seating for this service.

Wheelchair accessibility

Wheelchair seating is available. Please call the box office at 303-492-8008 to purchase tickets and to make arrangements should you need assistance into the theatre on the day of the performance. When purchasing tickets, please be sure to identify whether you need wheelchair accommodations.

Wheelchair access

Elevator access to the Old Main Chapel is accessible from the east entrance to Old Main’s lower level.

Assisted listening Devices

Assistive listening devices are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning one hour before every performance. Please speak to the house manager on duty for a listening device before the show begins. Quantities are limited. We'll ask for a credit card or driver's license as a deposit, which will be returned to you after the performance.

American Sign Language Interpretation

CU Presents offers American Sign Language interpretation for our productions. Please email the box office at cupresents@colorado.edu at least one week in advance of the performance date, location, and number of people needing the service to make arrangements. Typically, ASL interpretation is scheduled for the duration of the show only.

Service Dogs

Subject to some limitations, service animals that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability may accompany patrons in all CU Presents venues. Assistance animals (therapy animals, emotional support or comfort animals) are generally not allowed to accompany patrons into our venues. Please refer to the CU Boulder service animals policy for more detailed guidelines about service animals on campus.



Food and drink

No outside food or drink are permitted in Old Main. Water bottles are permitted, but no glass is allowed in the theater. The University of Colorado prohibits outside alcoholic beverages from being brought onto campus, so please leave all alcohol at home.

Smoking or vaping

Smoking or vaping is not permitted anywhere on the CU Boulder campus.



Large personal items are not permitted inside the venue, and there is not a check station for these items. Please plan accordingly.

Late Arrivals

Late seating is at the discretion of the house manager and is not guaranteed. Please arrive well before the event start time.



Laptops, tablets, phones and other mobile devices must be switched to silent mode in the hall. All screens must be off when performers are on the stage to avoid disturbing other patrons.


Recording Devices

By contractual agreement with the artists, photographs and audio or video recordings are strictly prohibited.



To ensure your safety in case of fire or any other emergency, please note the exit route nearest to your seat when you arrive.

Pre-event Information

Night of show box office for ticketed events

If you have emailed tickets

Please proceed directly to the Old Main chapel where an usher will assist you. Emailed tickets can be printed out or displayed on a mobile device for entry.

If you have will call tickets

Please visit the box office window located in the basement of the University Theatre Building. The window opens one hour before performances.

If you lost your tickets

Please visit the box office window located in the basement of the University Theatre Building or contact us in advance.

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