The Sheridan Opera House was built by J.A. Segerberg in 1913 as a Vaudeville Theater and cultural center, attracting variety shows, orchestras and touring theater companies. In 1991 the Sheridan Opera House was in jeopardy of commercial development; but was saved from demolition by the creation of the Sheridan Arts Foundation (founded by Sandra and Keith Carradine) and restoration efforts taken on by The Colorado Historical Society.
Today this 240 seat intimate theater which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is home to the Sheridan Arts Foundation and has become a non-profit venue benefiting a number of charitable organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of America. Some of today's top performers from Dudley Moore and Carol Burnett to Patrick Stewart and Frederica von Stade have performed at the Sheridan Opera House to benefit the Foundation and its educational programs.
The Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to:
- Preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community
- Bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride
- Provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education
The Sheridan Opera House is a beautiful theater with a variety of configurations allowing it to host events of all types such as movies, concerts, and recitals as well as lectures, conferences and weddings.
For more information on renting the Sheridan Opera House for your next event please visit the Theater Rental page.
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