That's (W)right! We will be having our Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, May 28th with the Wright Summer Faire. There will be artisans from around the region, live music & food (burgers, brats & beer!). So make your plans now to come to Ouray for the long Memorial Day Weekend.
What are we doing in the mean time, you ask?
~ We have our continuing education courses that you may still sign up for. We record each class so that you may continue to expand your mind, even if you can't attend the Tuesday morning lectures. Register Now
~ The Ouray County Players will be producing "Get Us Out of These Boxes: A ZOOM Melodrama Rehearsal." This past year has seen multiple changes in how we interact as a society. The theatre industry has also had to think outside of the proverbial box...and many times it has landed in a ZOOM box! Join the Ouray County Players in this satiric romp through virtual life. Register for ZOOM link.
The Ouray International Film Festival (OIFF) exists to enrich the cultural life of Ouray County by bringing the best films from across the world to the Wright Opera House. During this difficult year, we are asking for 100 sponsors to donate 100 dollars to our festival.
Join us this winter and spring for some exciting online lectures. We will be covering the geology of the Ouray area, the railroad system of the San Juan triangle, and Eastern religions.
A Covid-induced art form has emerged - Zoom Theater! This past year has seen multiple changes in how we interact as a society. The theatre industry has also had to think outside of the proverbial box...and many times it has landed in a ZOOM box! On March 26th join the Ouray County Players in this satiric romp through virtual life.
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Growth. Expansion. Evolution…Arborescent. These are all words that have defined my foray into visual art over the past few years...
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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.
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 >>
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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.