Sound and Lighting Equipment Specs
The Sheridan Opera House offers affordable sound and lighting packages which can be customized specifically for your event. Not sure what you'll need? Let us help! Our staff would be more than happy to assist you in determining the right components for a successful event.
Front of House, Monitors and Backline Equipment
With top of the line Yamaha, Crest, Meyers and EAW sound equipment, the Sheridan Opera House delivers amazing sound quality to both audiences and entertainers alike. The Opera House also offers select pieces of backline equipment which are only available for rent and use at the venue. If additional equipment is necessary, most items can be rented locally or regionally for a reasonable price. For a complete list of the Sheridan Opera House's sound equipment please download the SOH Technical Packet.
The Sheridan Opera House offers 34 channels of dimming in total with the following fixtures:
- 32 Par 64s
- 5 Fresnels
- 8 Source 4 Ellipsoidals
- 8 Source 4 Pars
- Normal, Wide, Extra Wide Lenses
- 1 Lycian 5000W follow spot with color boomerang available
- Two 30ft mechanized electrics over stage along with 2 20ft fixed electrics over house and 2 10ft fixed side-lighting electrics on either side of the house
- 20ft x 12ft Deep Without Thrust
- 20ft x 20ft Deep With Thrust (Rows A and B must be removed for this configuration and thrust is available on a limited basis and only available for theatrical productions)
- Stage Right Wing: 8ft x 6ft Deep
- Stage Left Wing: 4ft x 6ft Deep
Seating Configurations and Capacities
The Sheridan Opera House has the unique ability to host events that require full theater seating, partial theater seating, cabaret seating, or even no seating at all depending on our schedule. Our intimate venue offers five major seating configurations depending on the type of event being held. Please see the diagrams and respective capacities below.
Minor variations on these basic layouts can be made; but changes must be approved prior to the event. A 20' Wide X 8' Deep "thrust" or stage extension is available on a limited basis. This works particularly well for theatrical performances and weddings which often require additional on-stage space.
It should be noted however that installing the thrust does require the removal of Rows A and B on the main floor which will reduce seating capacity by twenty.
Seated Event (No Thrust)
Half Seated/Half Standing on Main Floor Event (No Thrust)
No Seating on Main Floor Event (No Thrust)
Cabaret Seating on Main Floor Event
Half Cabaret Seating/Half Standing on Main Floor Event
Seated Event (With Thrust)
In The News
The 2014 Telluride Plein Air event has officially begun here at the Sheridan Opera House! Our 26 nationally recognized artists are in town painting the beautiful scenerey and you can see the fruits of their labor at the Sheridan Opera House this Thursday-Saturday. If you're not in town this weekend, be sure to stop by the SOH Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for... Read More »
As part of the Sheridan Arts Foundation’s mission to restore and renovate the historic Sheridan Opera House, this spring off-season the historic venue in the heart of Telluride received some much needed improvements to its gold staircase.
The Opera House’s staircase was built before current building codes were put in place , and the vertical bars on all three floors of the building were wide enough apart to make the staircase a tempting jungle gym and safety hazard for children.... Read More »
We're excited to announce more additions to our summer schedule and we've even begun to book shows for next winter!
After last year's great success with the teenage sensation Magic with Eli he will return to the Sheridan Opera House for a family-friendly show on Thursday June 12 with two shows, back-to-back at 5:... Read More »
Wild West Fest in Telluride is once again right around the corner (June 2 –7, 2014)! Thanks to your generous support in years past, the Sheridan Arts Foundation has impacted the lives of more than 1,000 at-risk youth through the Wild West Fest program. We are currently gearing up for our 23rd year and are more excited than ever for this summer’s week full of mentorship programs, outdoor exposure and esteem building activities. Our goal this year is to minimize... Read More »
The Sheridan Arts Foundation and Cornerhouse Grille are proud to announce Telluride’s newest festival, the First Annual Telluride Tribute Fest, featuring three nights of live music at the Sheridan Opera House paying tribute to some of rock music’s biggest bands!
Individual tickets and three-day general admission and VIP passes... Read More »