Sheridan Opera House


The Sheridan Arts Foundation, 110 N. Oak St., Telluride, 81435
Phone: 970-728-6363 (Tickets, ext. 4)

Built in 1913

Called “The Crown Jewel of Telluride,” the Sheridan Opera House is an intimate 238-seat theater that gets some big names. The Sheridan has hosted top performers such as Jewel, Smokey Robinson, John Prine, Taj Mahal, Peter Yarrow, Jimmy Buffet, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Paul Horn, Shawn Colvin, Jackson Browne and more!

Built in 1913, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The opera house is now home to the Sheridan Arts Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization. Also called “Telluride’s Living Room,” the opera house has become a venue benefiting a number of local charitable organizations, community endeavors, and small businesses as well as Boys and Girls Clubs of America.


Catch music festivals spanning styles from Americana to rock, bluegrass, and more. Enjoy musicals from the Sheridan Arts Foundation’s Young People’s Theater, a non-competitive youth drama program. Other festivals are devoted to blues and brews, art, and even mushrooms! See our upcoming events below!


Take the Telluride Historical Museum walking tour, or contact us for a tour appointment. Be sure to see the restored decorative stenciling in the theater.


Rent the opera house or the show bar! Perfect for events and weddings, the space is unique and full of character. The pink lights surrounding the stage, original woodwork, art nouveau stenciling and century-old painted olio curtain will help your event become unforgettable.

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Telluride Visitor Center

236 W. Colorado Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435
Phone: 888-605-2578

Welcome to Telluride & Mountain Village

With a backyard of 14,000-foot peaks, it is no wonder that Telluride is incredible year ‘round. In the summer, take in the 360-degree views as you venture into the alpine or ride along winding old mining roads and meandering meadows. Or simply relax among the area’s many lakes.

Breathtaking Views

In winter, Telluride offers breathtaking views at all turns. Consistent snowfall means gliding across perfectly groomed cross-country trails day or night, fat biking on winding paths and taking in turns at North America’s #1 rated ski resort.

National Historic Landmark District

After a day of activity, enjoy apres in our historic mining town. Stroll through the designated National Historic Landmark District, with the clapboard storefronts, boutiques, gourmet restaurants and a thriving arts scene. Soak in the good cheer of our saloons and relax at one of our many spas. Just eight blocks wide and twelve blocks long, Telluride today is a mix of colorful Victorian-era homes with European architecture, ski-in/ski-out hotels and sweeping views of the surrounding peaks.

Stylish Boutiques & Sophisticated Dining Options

Or catch the free gondola to Mountain Village, where you'll find stylish boutiques, sophisticated dining options, and family-friendly activities and events, all surrounded by the highest concentration of 13,000- and 14,000-foot peaks in North America.

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Colorado Historic Opera Houses Circuit
Check our trip itineraries for ideas of fun things to do! Peruse the opera houses map and decide when to come. We can't wait to see you!


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