Grand Re-Opening!

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.

~ We are so happy to have the art of Cie Hoover hanging at The Wright! If you have not had a chance to come see his show, Arborescent 2.0, please reach out to him for a private showing. You will be amazed! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Find updates and news on our blog, The Wright View. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions. Stay happy and healthy! #wrightoperahouse
Upcoming events
Ouray International Film Festival

The One Hundred Campaign

Help us grow a film festival for Ouray!

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.


wrighted online lecture series

WrightEd Lecture Series

Online courses in January, February and April!

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.

Get Us Out of These Boxes

Get Us Out of These Boxes

A virtual play about rehearsing a virtual play!

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.


The Wright View

The Wright View

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Stay up to date on Wright news during these changing times.

Cie Hoover Arborescent

Cie Hoover's "Arborescent 2.0"

A completely revamped and reimagined exhibit

Growth. Expansion. Evolution…Arborescent. These are all words that have defined my foray into visual art over the past few years...


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. 

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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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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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