Historic Sheridan Opera House
The Historic Sheridan Opera House is truly center stage in Telluride's thriving arts community. Historic, intimate and beautiful, it is an extraordinary venue for everything from concerts to movie premieres to private events.
The Historic Sheridan Opera House was built by the Telluride miners in 1913 as a vaudeville theater and cultural center, attracting variety shows, orchestras and touring theater companies. Performers from Lillian Gish to Sarah Bernhardt to Jackson Browne to Jimmy Buffet have graced our stage. In 1991 the Sheridan Arts Foundation was created, saving the opera house from demolition.
Today this 240-seat intimate theater has become a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, to bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and to provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education.
The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the Telluride Foundation and CCAASE.