Browse local handcrafted wares in in the Back Lot of the Wright every summer Saturday beginning July 4.
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.
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.
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!
From Friday evening until Sunday night, The Ouray International Film Festival proposes a variety of events from film screenings to panel discussions to parties and award ceremonies. These are films you won’t see anywhere else, and we’ve curated a surprise lineup of movies that will be announced later in the summer.
We are all dealing with the current social, political and health situation facing the world today in different ways and art is one of the greatest tools we have to connect us and share our individual experiences. Therefore, thank you, Wright Artists, for creating diverse works of art to share and showcase what coping with quarantine has looked and felt like for you.
Join us for a laugh! Wright Conversations at Table 10 is a talk show hosted by Mr. Wright in the Wright Tavern. Armed with awkward questions and props, Mr. Wright interviews local business owners and celebrities. Learn what these hard-working people have been up to while navigating the waters of this pandemic among other interesting details. The Wright is proud to support our community in new and inventive ways.
**Disclaimer** WC@T10 was filmed on a closed set
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.