about the circuit

The Colorado Historic Opera Houses Circuit connects five opera houses in the Colorado mountains. There, you can see a world-class performance in an elegant historic setting that still carries the mystique of Colorado’s early mining boom days. 

You can book a tour to see these exquisite opera houses up close. You’ll hear stories of stars and community members who brought music and magic to the opera houses for well over a century.

You’ll also get to visit some of Colorado’s most picturesque mountain towns. Discover local arts, history and heritage. Browse unique shops and galleries. Dine on delicious food, and fully relax in comfortable places to stay. Then explore the great outdoors, surrounded by soaring Rocky Mountain peaks.

Check the Circuit calendar for performances and tours. 

Fall in love? You can rent an opera house for weddings and other events.

Opera House History

All Circuit opera houses are on the National Register of Historic Places and were built from 1878 to 1913:

Want to learn more? See 3 Reasons to Tour the Circuit.  

Circuit Partners

The following organizations are also Circuit partners:

The project is funded by the Colorado Tourism Office, through its 2024 Marketing Matching Grant, and a collective partner contribution. All participating organizations are equal partners; the Lake County Tourism Panel (Visit Leadville-Twin Lakes) is the formal project lead.

About Colorado

The Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) is a division of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The mission of the CTO is to empower the tourism industry by inspiring the world to explore Colorado responsibly and respectfully. The CTO seeks to advance the strength and resilience of the entire industry through collaboration, inclusivity, innovation and leadership. In 2022, Colorado travelers spent $27.7 billion, generating $1.7 billion in local and state revenues, reducing the tax burden for every Colorado household by $760.  For more information, please visit oedit.colorado.gov/tourism.

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Colorado Historic Opera Houses Circuit
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