come see the opera houses

Where Are the Opera Houses?

You’ll find the Circuit opera houses in these regions:

To drive the full Circuit and explore the towns, please plan at least 7 days. An even longer trip will give you more time to relax and discover.

When Should I Visit?

The dates below give you a general guide to opera house offerings. Please click through to the opera house websites for exact dates and times.

Open Memorial Day Weekend through September

  • Central City Opera House (Central City): Events, plus tours through Gilpin Historical Society
  • Tabor Opera House (Leadville): Events and tours 

Open Year ‘Round

  • Sheridan Opera House (Telluride): Events, tours, and rentals 
  • Wheeler Opera House (Aspen): Events and rentals year ‘round; tours Wednesdays from January to mid-April and late June through September
  • Wright Opera House (Ouray): Events and rentals 

While you’re touring the Circuit, make sure to explore Colorado’s spectacular peaks and historic small towns. Here are things to do by season.

  • Summer: Hiking, biking, fishing, boating, golfing, and more; wildflowers and scenic drives; seasonal museums and attractions
  • Fall: Brilliant gold aspens; hiking, biking, and more; warm days and crisp nights
  • Winter: Skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and winter sports
  • Spring: Snowcapped peaks and warmer temperatures; seasonal attractions usually reopen Memorial Day weekend

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