Wheeler Opera House


320 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen, Colorado 81611
Toll Free Phone: 866-449-0464
Box Office Phone: 970-920-5770


Built in 1889

The Wheeler takes great pride in being a part of Aspen's history as a gathering place and space for artistic expression in the community. From John Oates, Jim Gaffigan, Paula Poundstone, and Wynonna Judd to locally created performance experiences, the Wheeler is the Roaring Fork Valley’s premiere site for concerts, movies, festivals, lectures, community events, opera, and a whole lot more.

Since 1889, the story of the Wheeler has been the story of Aspen. On opening night, satin programs were scented with rose water, and the Wheeler glowed with some of the region’s first electric lights. Later came fires, vacancy, magical performances under fire-charred beams, and more than 70 years.

The Wheeler was renovated and reopened in 1984. Very quickly, it once again became Aspen’s most beloved building, in use almost every day of the year. In 2024, it celebrates the 40th anniversary of its grand reopening!


The Wheeler Opera House has a storied history of hosting legendary artists, unforgettable performances, award-winning festivals and much, much more. Come see a history-making show with us. See our upcoming events below!


Free guided tours offered by Aspen Historical Society, in partnership with the City of Aspen. An insider’s look at the iconic building as the center of Aspen’s arts and cultural scene since it was built in 1889. Tours are offered seasonally on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Visit the Wheeler Opera House website for more information.


Rent the fully equipped theatre and/or the recently renovated Wheeler Bar Lobby. Rentals are complemented by a professional staff able to adapt eagerly and imaginatively to your expectations.

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Aspen Chamber Resort Association

590 N. Mill Street, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone: 877-702-7736

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Colorado Historic Opera Houses Circuit
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