Wheeler Opera House

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Wheeler Opera House
Wheeler Opera House
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Key Info

320 East Hyman Avenue

Price & Hours

Prices vary, see website for details
Hours vary by showtimes

Details

Entertainment and Nightlife, Sightseeing Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.0scorecard
  • 4.0Value
  • 3.5Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Constructed in the late 1800s by business tycoon Jerome Wheeler, this opera house has been a major source of entertainment in the Roaring Fork Valley for more than a century. Today, this performance venue remains an Aspen gem, featuring Victorian architecture, beautiful decor and a stunning electric chandelier (Aspen was the first town west of the Continental Divide to enjoy electricity).

The theater still hosts regular events ranging from concerts to film screenings to plays, and according to recent travelers, you shouldn't turn down the chance to catch a show here. Visitors love the small, intimate theater and say that it makes for a cozy atmosphere with great acoustics.

The Wheeler Opera House doesn't offer tours, but travelers suggest stopping in for a quick peek, even if you don't have time to see a show. You'll find a full list of upcoming performances and ticket prices on the Wheeler Opera House's official website.

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