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 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 »
Happy 15th Birthday to the SAF Young People's Theater! It's been a decade and a half of musical theater mayhem...from the early days of Peter Pan (cardboard -set era) to next week's You're the One That I Want (our first 100 percent original show) you're been with us through the growing pains, theatrical triumphs and joyful comraderie that is our program. Click here for details of our... Read More »
The Sheridan Arts Foundation, the non-profit organization that owns and operates Telluride’s historic Sheridan Opera House, is proud to present its 2013 Holiday Concert Series to celebrate Telluride’s premier performing arts venue which turned 100 years old this summer.
Founded as a 501(c)3 non-profit in 1991, the SAF’s mission is to preserve the historic... Read More »
The Sheridan Arts Foundation and the Telluride Ski Resort are proud to announce a new partnership this winter with the Telluride Conference Center Winter Music Series. The series will be presenting three concerts this winter in the Mountain Village, providing guests and locals alike with more music options throughout the ski... Read More »
If you've walked or driven by the Sheridan Opera House, you may have noticed the yellow caution tape and crews hard at work on our entryway project. The steel walls, beveled glass windows and roof are installed and right now they're installing bricks and tiles on the roof. The entire project is expected to be finished within the next two weeks. Special thanks to... Read More »