PRESERVING THE HISTORIC OPERA HOUSE
Restoring the historic Sheridan Opera House has been an ongoing goal of the Sheridan Arts Foundation (SAF), and we have made great strides towards preserving this national treasure.
To date, the SAF has spent more than $2.4 million on the restoration process. With start-up funds granted by the Town of Telluride and the Colorado State Historic Fund, the SAF hired specialists in 1999 to create a Preservation Master Plan and Historic Structural Assessment of the Opera House. This Master Plan provided the blueprints for the three phases of restorative work that was to follow.