Upcoming Events and Programming at the Wright

Ouray International Film Festival

Festival tickets on sale now!

House Passes ($100) now available.

This June, join award-winning actor Terry Kiser and the rest of the festival team for a weekend of jury-selected film screenings, conversations among filmmakers and scholars, parties, and awards. All in a mountain town that has been consistently ranked a top getaway destination in the world.

Purchase a House Pass ($100) here.
Purchase a Patron Pass ($250) here.

Little Nell

Little Nell

Annual Melodrama

Make your plans for The Wright Opera House's Annual Melodrama! All the beloved characters are present - hair-brained heroine, Little Nell; tall, mustachioed villain, Carlton Bainbridge; and the lovable, but-oh-so-slow hero, Hector Skyscraper.

Joe Sohm

Visions of America - by Joseph Sohm

July 16, 17 & 18

Photographer, Author, and Public Speaker, Joseph Sohm is both student and teacher of America’s past, present and future. Spanning forty years, Sohm has traveled and photographed all 50-states and conceived “Visions of America” (TM) based on his journeys. "Visions of America" is an on-going multi-media presentation dedicated to capturing the American spirit. Join Joe at The Wright for an inspiring walk across the United States!

Support the Wright

Support the Wright

Consider making a donation today!

Fortunately, the Wright has a lot of fans. If you're one and you'd like to support our efforts, consider becoming a program sponsor or making a donation. 

The Wright Summer Faire

The Wright Summer Faire

Next Summer Faire is July 3!

Start your holiday weekend of (W)right with live music by AJ Fullerton and opening act Jordyn Pepper! There will be vendors, food & drink. And don't forget to stop by The Tavern at the Wright for some delicious bites.

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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.

Print of The Wright Opera House’s Original Main Stage Curtain, 1888 “Mt. Sneffels from the Dallas Divide” Actual size of Curtain: 25’ x 11’

Original Main Stage Curtain

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 >>

Ouray’s top gathering venue.

Renting the Wright Opera House

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

  • High-speed Internet

  • Theater and Tavern each seat 100 guests

  • Full Bar

  • Commercial Kitchen

Weddings at the Wright

Weddings at the Wright

Centrally located on Main Street in Ouray Colorado, the historic Wright Opera House is the premier place in Ouray for your wedding.

About the Friends of The Wright Opera House

Recognizing the potential to preserve and restore arts and culture in Ouray County by purchasing the historic Wright Opera House, a group of volunteers came together in 2007 and formed the non-profit organization 'Friends of the Wright Opera House'. The vision that followed was nothing short of promoting artistic, cultural and educational opportunities for all by providing a centralized venue for performing arts organizations and by restoring the facility for another century of use.

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Helping the Community

The Wright gives back to the community by hosting the following non-profits:

Colorado Scenic & Historic Byways

Colorado Scenic & Historic Byways

2020 Sponsor
Ouray Ice Festival

Ouray Ice Festival

2020 Sponsor

We're working hard to make the Wright Opera House an open and welcoming venue to organizations throughout Colorado. We're also trying to restore a facility that is over 126 years old. Needless to say, we have our work cut out for us! If you have some praise for what we've done already or some feedback on what we could do better, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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