Sponsor a Theater Seat!
In the winter of 2019, thanks to the generosity of the Telluride community and Sheridan Arts Foundation patrons, we were able to purchase new theater seats that replicate the original seats from 1913. Donations covered the entire cost of $99,656. Each donor of $1,000 or more received a plaque on a theater seat with their name on it. We have only a handful of seats left to sponsor, so click the 'DONATE NOW' link below! Your donation will support the general operations of the Sheridan Arts Foundation, the 501 (c)3 non-profit organization that owns and operates the historic Sheridan Opera House. Your tax-deductible donation of $1,000 or more will give you a plaque with your name on it on one of our seats for the next 10 years.
Founded as a 501(c) 3 non-profit in 1991, the Sheridan Arts Foundation’s (SAF) mission is to preserve the historic theater to provide quality music and entertainment to the Telluride community and to offer educational programs to regional and national youth. The SAF has spent more than $2 million to restore the Sheridan Opera House over the last 26 years. Past projects included restoring the theater’s original maple flooring, reconfiguring the emergency exit staircase in the alley, patching the roof, replicating the interior stencils, building a vestibule and the recently opened SHOW Bar and most recently, replacing the roof and reinforcing the trusses. The SAF also subsidizes rent to Telluride's non-profits, making it affordable for the community to host their events in our special space. Last year the SAF subsidized more than $80,000 in rent to local non-profits.