In light of recent developments concerning the health of our community, The Board of Directors of the Wright Opera House has made the decision to temporarily postpone in-person programming in hopes of resuming at the end of January, 2021.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our incredible volunteers and supporters for an inspiring summer and fall season. Your continued support has helped to keep the arts in our community alive and vibrant this year despite obvious hurdles for us all.
The Wright Opera House staff and Board of Directors will utilize this period of closure to gear up for an exciting 2021 schedule, as well as execute a few projects pertaining to our Historic building.
In the meantime, we will continue to host the WrightEd online lecture series, and look forward to bringing you more virtual content in the months to come. Custom Crafted by Cie’s art exhibit “Arborescent” will remain on display and will continue to be available for viewing by private appointment. As always, please visit our website for continued online offerings such as our in-house radio show, The Shadow, virtual art show “Art in Isolation,” and more.
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 and Tavern space. We are also very cognizant of the responsibilities we shoulder in being a gathering center for our community, as well as the financial responsibility we carry to our donors. We will continue to keep all of these duties at the forefront of our decision making processes when we reevaluate at the end of January 2021.
Thank you again for your understanding and continued support. From all of us at The Wright Opera House, we wish you a safe and Happy Holiday season!
See you soon,
Friends of The Wright Opera House
Join Cie on Facebook Live this Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30pm for a special livestream viewing of “Arborescent”. Get artist insight and ask questions!
In a time of “social distancing” the Wright Opera House invites you to reconnect through our new experimental exhibition called Art in Isolation: Coping with Quarantine.
One of the most popular radio shows in history, The Shadow went on the air in August of 1930 and ran until 1954. Nineteen of these fabulous episodes were recorded by the Wright.
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.
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.