Central City Opera, located 40 minutes northwest of Denver in the foothills of the Rockies, is the fifth oldest summer opera festival in the United States and the oldest performing arts organization in Colorado. The 550-seat theater, a historic landmark in Central City, affords an intimate experience with operatic and musical theater. CCOHA now performs in regional venues as well each summer. In addition to the mainstage season, Central City Opera is noted for its famed Bonfils-Stanton Artists Training Program, dedicated to the development of the young American singer. Central City Opera is also known for its production and arts administrative internship program, which offers excellent professional development towards careers in arts management and opera production, as well as practical experience in specialized areas of interest. Many past interns have gone on to successful careers in these fields.