Upcoming Events and Programming at the Wright

WrightEd Lecture Series Space

WrightEd - SPACE

First course begins September 14
From September 14 - November 2 we're talking about SPACE! Join our three presenters while they discuss what it's like to be an astronaut, space rocks, and space weather in this exciting series.

The Wright Summer Faire Oktoberfest

It's Oktoberfest!

Join us October 2 for the final Faire

Live music by You Knew Me When, vendors, food & drink. You won't want to miss it!

The Mine Next Door

The Mine Next Door

Date TBD
An entertaining panel discussion featuring past and present personalities from Newmont/Idarado, and the Brett Scheckengost’s documentary short film about the Idarado Mine. Shreckengost’s film complements the 10-part “Mine Next Door” newspaper series by Samantha Tisdel Wright, which was published in newspapers in Ouray and Telluride.


September 23
What can be better than Designing Flowers with Friends in the beautiful ambience of The Tavern at the Wright Opera House? Come and make a fresh flower arrangement for Happy Hour to take home to enjoy for dinner.

Poetry at the Tavern

Poetry at the Tavern

Next series October 14
A new community literary series, Poetry at the Tavern, offers readings by established regional poets as well as opportunities for local poets to share their work in a supportive setting.

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. 

Citizen Kane

More-Than-a-Movie Event

Citizen Kane - September 29
One word: Rosebud! Join us for an interactive experience of what is widely regarded to be the greatest movie ever made. Black-and-white costumes encouraged!

OCAA Art show teresa Johnson

OCAA Art Show - Featuring Teresa Johnson

On display in the Tavern through October 7

New Mexico based artist, Teresa Lynn Johnson, began her professional art journey as one of twelve artists chosen for a yearlong mentorship under the guidance of well known artist Keven Macpherson.

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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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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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