Programming Update from The Wright Opera House:

At the Wright Opera House we are determined to always be in compliance with all state, county and city laws, licenses, permits, orders and guidelines for all aspects of our performing arts venue. 
 We ask that you practice social distancing and also wear a mask while moving about The Wright. We have worked very hard in order to open. If you would like to read what all we have been doing, you may visit our blog, The Wright View. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions. Stay happy and healthy! #wrightoperahouse
Upcoming events

New events and programs are happening at the Wright!

The Shadow - Radio Mystery

The Shadow - Radio Mystery

New episodes every Tuesday evening

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.

The Amish Project

The Amish Project

November 5, 6, 7 & 8

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.

Limited seating!

Maps That Changed the World

Maps That Changed the World

October 27, November 3, 10, 17 & 24

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.

The Wright Recommends

The Wright Recommends

Staff & Board Member movie picks

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!

Guided Tours of the Wright

Guided tours of the Wright

Beginning June 22

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.

Art Exhibits

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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Support the Wright

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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