Celebrate our 2023 Anniversaries

The Colorado Historic Opera Houses Circuit celebrates its one-year anniversary this June! Visit our five opera houses to enjoy live entertainment in historic venues—opera plus live music of all kinds, theater, dance, films, festivals, and more.

To watch the shows, you’ll visit Colorado’s most picturesque mountain towns. Browse unique shops and eat delicious food in historic districts. Take culture and heritage tours, and experience the stellar outdoor activities for which Colorado is known.

Opera House Anniversaries

Be sure to also join Circuit opera houses in celebrating anniversaries of their own this summer!

Central City Opera 2023 Festival Kiss Me Kate

Central City Opera House (Central City)

The nation’s fifth-oldest professional opera company, Central City Opera, celebrates its 91st anniversary this year.

Its 2023 Festival, “Brush Up Your Shakespeare,” runs June 24 – Aug. 6, 2023, in the historic Central City Opera House. Get tickets to the classic opera Romeo & Juliet by Charles Gounod, the delightful Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate, and the exquisite masterpiece Othello by Gioachino Rossini. See upcoming events at Central City Opera House.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters at the Sheridan Opera House

Sheridan Opera House (Telluride)

The Sheridan Arts Foundation holds the 30th Wild West Fest (June 4-10), hosting 40 youth from Boys and Girls Clubs across the nation to celebrate arts and culture at no cost. Catch the closing concerts, Big Head Todd & the Monsters (June 8) and the Six One Five Collective (June 9).

Come see us for the 20th Telluride Plein Air Festival, a celebration of outdoor painting (June 28-July 4).

Celebrate the 50th Telluride Bluegrass Festival, an iconic representation of all kinds of music (June 15-18), and the 50th Telluride Film Festival featuring more than 50 programs (Sept. 1-4). See upcoming events at the Sheridan.


Play at Tabor Opera House

Tabor Opera House (Leadville)

Celebrate the Tabor Opera House’s inaugural year of partnership with Lyric Theatre of Leadville, which is presenting these summer performances:

Hazel Miller & The Collective (June 17) and the 101st Army Band (June 23).

Old Friends: An Evening With Broadway’s Christiane Noll & Richard Carsey (July 8), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling (The Musical!) (July 20-22), plus Comedy At The Tabor With Vinnie Montez with John Novosad Opening (Aug. 26), and more. See upcoming events at the Tabor.

Vocal Arts Showcase Wheeler Opera House

Wheeler Opera House (Aspen)

Come to the 15th Annual Aspen Fringe Festival’s JUNEFEST 2023, with Enter the Guardsman (June 9) and a Musical Salon Night (June 10).

The Aspen Music Festival and School celebrates 74 years with Opera Encounters and Vocal Arts Showcases at the Wheeler Opera House on Saturday mornings and select Thursday evenings from July through mid-August.

Also join us for a student showcase, JAS Big Band led by Christian McBride, which takes place on July 29. See upcoming events at the Wheeler.

Ouray International Film Fest

Wright Opera House (Ouray)

The Ouray International Film Festival launched in 2020 and returns this year for a weekend of jury-selected film screenings, conversations, parties, and awards that you won’t want to miss (June 22-25). See upcoming events at the Wright.

Tabor Opera House Docent by Craig Hensel

📷: Craig Hensel

Opera House Tours and Rentals

Be sure to also take historic tours of Circuit opera houses, and consider renting one for weddings and other special occasions. Learn more on our plan a trip page and our full calendar of events!

📷: (Image to top left: J. Minma Photography)