Built by the city’s miners in 1913 as a Vaudeville theater, the Historic Sheridan Opera House in Telluride remains a cultural icon today. The venue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places but is still an operating theater that puts on a few shows per year.
An intimate seating area of 230 seats inside the theater creates a cozy environment for watching performances.
Sheridan Opera House is home to the Sheridan Arts Foundation, a nonprofit organization that saved the building from being torn down in the 1990s and preserving arts in the community. The foundation also hosts the Young People’s Theater, a non-competitive drama education program for kids ages 3-18. YPT puts on three musicals annually and offers a mix of classes and workshops all year long.
The opera house has undergone many restorations and has continued projects lined up for the future. It currently offers rental rates for events and weddings, which should be reserved as much in advance as possible. Some of the most famous names who have performed here include Mumford and Sons, Smokey Robinson, and Jewel.
Address: 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435
Hours: Monday – Friday (9 am – 5 pm) | Saturday & Sunday closed