What are we doing in the mean time, you ask?
We are looking for a motivated and reliable person to operate and grow the Tavern inside of the Wright Opera House amid a busy summer season and beyond!
Kick off your summer with us at our first Summer Faire of the season! There will be live music, vendors, food & drink. The Tavern at the Wright will also be open. Stop in for some delicious bites.
This June, join award-winning actor Terry Kiser and the rest of the festival team for a weekend of jury-selected film screenings, conversations among filmmakers and scholars, parties, and awards. All in a mountain town that has been consistently ranked a top getaway destination in the world.
“We grow in different directions, but we are rooted in the same soil. We reach towards the heavens for inspiration and we dig down deep for balance and stability.” "Branches" carries a theme of utilizing wood to create art that evokes a sense of outward progression while still maintaining balance.
This year's art exhibit from Ouray School Students will feature a mix of 2D and 3D, from Kinder to Seniors. Come and see all the creative instruction and encouragement given by Ouray School Art Teacher, Melissa Demuth, which includes painting, drawing, ceramics, papier-mâché, collage, fiber arts, and more!
Ouray County residents are invited to submit original poetry for an anthology of local literary writing that focuses on what life is like in our mountain region. The writing can be personal, but it should reflect in some way the places, people, lifestyle, or landscape of our mountain region.
Preference will be given to writing that employs concrete imagery and fresh word choices. Entries for the book should be submitted in as Word attachments to an email and must include the author’s name, address, and email address. Multiple submissions are welcome.
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.