One of the most popular radio shows in history comes to Ouray. The Shadow went on the air in August of 1930 and ran until 1954.
By Jessica Dickey. Presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals. A fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines Amish schoolhouse shooting, and the path of compassion forged in its wake.
A WrightEd Lecture Series by Larry Meckel - This online lecture course is designed to chronicle the most important milestones in the history of cartography. It will take us from prehistoric rock carvings to digital maps of outer space, a time span that will cover over 8000 years of human history.
Although our doors are open, we understand that not all audiences are ready to venture indoors to watch a film. Luckily, being at home doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on the magic of the movies! So if you would rather be entertained from the safety of your home, or if you are simply looking to stay in tonight, our staff and Board of Directors have put together a list of recommendations for your enjoyment. We hope you like these films as much as we do!
Get the inside look (and knowledge) of the Wright Opera House. Tours will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 11 am and 3 pm. Tours are by donation.
** Please maintain 6' of social distancing. Please wear a mask when moving about the building.
A Historic Masterpiece
Built by the Wrights to counter some aspects of the mining culture, the Wright Opera House was intended to be the center of culture and arts for all of Ouray County. Now nearing a complete renovation, the Wright is fulfilling its mission as the premier performing arts venue and historic center in Ouray County.
While we are unclear on who the painter of the Curtain is, we know that it is of a William H. Jackson photograph. When The Friends of the Wright purchased the building in 2011, two main stage curtains were discovered in the basement - The Original and The Second. The Original curtain is in a delicate state of disrepair and cannot withstand the wear and tear of constant display. The Second curtain, however, is hung on the south wall of the Theatre. Read more >>
Need a functional, beautiful space for your next gathering? Look no further! The Wright Opera House is ideal for your gathering, celebration or conference. Nestled in the beautiful San Juan Mountains the city of Ouray is an ideal destination. Learn more about renting the Wright by clicking here.
Weddings, Meetings & Conventions, Parties
Full Multi-media Sound System
Theater and Tavern each seat 100 guests
Centrally located on Main Street in Ouray Colorado, the historic Wright Opera House is the premier place in Ouray for your wedding.