Central City Opera House

124 Eureka St.
Central City, CO 80427- Map It
(303) 582-5283

AAA Editor Notes

Central City Opera House, w. of jct. Lawrence and Main sts. on Eureka St., was built in 1878 by the Welsh and Cornish as a reminder of the musical heritage of their homeland. The elaborate 550-seat opera house fell into disrepair when area mines closed shortly thereafter. Volunteers fortunately came to the rescue, and in 1932 the opera house was restored to its original Victorian splendor. Traditional operas have been presented in the grand theater each summer since its reopening. Tours feature the opera house and the adjoining 1872 Teller House hotel. Tours are arranged at the Gilpin History tour office at Washington Hall across from the opera house.
Tour $6 for opera house or for Teller House hotel; free (ages 0-12). Combination ticket with The Gilpin History Museum, Teller House and Thomas House Museum $10. Opera performance prices vary; phone box office for information.
Hours: Guided tours are offered Tues.-Sun. 10-5, Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day; 10-4, rest of year. Tour times may vary; phone ahead. Opera season runs late June-early Aug.