Rent the Sheridan Opera House

Do you have an event but don't have a location? Would you like a wedding to remember? The Sheridan Opera House is the perfect place to hold meetings, conferences, private parties, concerts, weddings and movie screenings.


The Sheridan Opera House is the perfect place to hold conferences, private parties, concerts, wedding receptions and movie screenings.  Our 100-year-old building is a unique and intimate location for your event in beautiful Telluride. Our intimate and historic theater is equipped with a full bar, stage, movie screen and optional dance floor. We offer discounted fees for non-profit organizations and off-season discounts for events in April, May, October and November. 


The Opera House SHOW Bar:


Our first floor includes a box office lobby and a 1,200 square-foot/100 person capacity (64 capacity for seated dinners) bar! The space is perfect for cocktail parties, seated dinners, presentations, dance classes and more. The room 32 by 39 feet.


Rental rates: $1,000 bar guarantee (with liquor service), $500 (without liquor service)



The second and third floors of the Sheridan Opera House hold the 238 seat historic theater (capacity is 265 with seats out). Our venue includes a balcony with 74 seats (not removable)  and  108 capacity for main floor seat, a movie screen, a professional sound/lighting system and the Vaudeville Bar. Renting the entire theater will also give you access to the Gallery Room on the first floor.


Rental Rates: $3,500 Movie Screening: $1,000 (Rates do not include additional building manager fee)


The Sheridan Arts Foundation offers a number of services and amenities to help you put on a successful event.


Complimentary with rental:

  • 10 cocktail rounds
  • 25 red velvet chairs
  • Banquet tables
  • 4 tall cocktail rounds


Available for an additional fee:

  • Security
  • Audio/Visual Technician
  • Digital projector
  • Use of the Theater sound system is included in the rental fee.
  • Sound & Light Technicians: technical services are available for $35/hour, and an SOH Sound Technician is required for use of any SOH equipment.
  • The SOH staff can plan weddings and events at an additional hourly rate
  • Wooden folding chairs
  • White chair covers
  • Linens
  • Microphone
  • Piano
  • Spot Light
  • Popcorn with containers
  • Coffee Maker
  • Disco Ball
  • Backline equipment for bands
  • Other misc. equipment available upon request


For more information or to check on availability, please call or email Executive Director: Ronnie Palamar.