Breck Create is proud of our affiliation with several of the area’s leading arts, culture and heritage organizations. These long-standing, non-profit cultural organizations are mission-aligned with Breck Create, but are governed by their own elected boards and set their own programs and policies. Collectively, they produce a wide range of events and activities and, as resident companies and partner organizations with multi-year agreements with Breck Create, they have access to a variety of services and benefits within the town’s cultural and historic facilities. They represent an institutional core of the Breckenridge creative community.
The National Repertory Orchestra (NRO) is an educational music festival that balances the needs of the musicians with the needs of the community, teaching musicianship, mentorship and leadership to create socially-conscious musicians and prepare them for a career in music.
The NRO is honored to reside in the beautiful and historic ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado and perform the majority of their concerts in the state-of-the-art Riverwalk Center. The orchestra also performs several engagements within the state of Colorado.
During the eight-week season, the NRO performs as many as 21 orchestral concerts and over 32 free, community, family friendly concerts. Providing a unique opportunity for young, talented musicians to gather invaluable experience playing a broad variety of orchestral and chamber works, led by Music Director Michael Stern and joined by world-renowned guest conductors.
In addition, the NRO prepares these talented young people with real-world insights into today’s opportunities and responsibilities for symphony musicians. Members of such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Dallas Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra, many of whom are NRO Alumni, participate in multi-day residencies.
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is the resident theatre company of the beautiful Breckenridge Theater, a 137-seat theater located in the heart of historic downtown Breckenridge. The company’s 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.
Breck Film delivers compelling film experiences year-round through the Breck Film Society and the annual Breck Film Festival. Held in September, the festival celebrates the art of film-making with a diverse selection of filmmakers gathered from around the globe to engage and inspire with their unique storytelling. Add in 90+ independent films and premieres, plus forums and parties amidst the fall colors in the Colorado Rockies, and its no wonder that USA Today named the Breckenridge Film Festival as one of the Top 20 Film Festivals in the United States.
The new Eclipse Theater (previously known as the Speakeasy) has become the official Breck Film home as of July 2021. The theater hosts Blockbuster films, indies and more daily.
Breckenridge History enhances our community’s future by discovering, preserving, and sharing our diverse and extraordinary history. Originally the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, the organization was established in 2006 by the Town of Breckenridge to manage town historic assets, execute historic preservation projects, curate exhibits, and share the history of our community through museums, guided tours, and other public events and programs. In 2015, Breckenridge History opened its archives room to serve as both a repository of one-of-a-kind archival materials as well as a research facility. Breckenridge History has undertaken a variety of one-time capital preservation and interpretive projects, both within town limits as well as at outlying sites on Town of Breckenridge and Summit County Government open space, and in partnership with the US Forest Service. Our scope, or “area of concentration,” includes the greater Breckenridge area, defined as Hoosier Pass (southern boundary) to Tiger Road/the Swan River (northern boundary), and from the Ten Mile Range (western boundary) to the Continental Divide (eastern boundary).