Support the Sheridan Arts Foundation


The Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a non-profit organization to protect and preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride & provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education. Annual highlights include:


  • Wild West Fest program: hosting 30-50 underserved youth in Telluride for a week of mentorships and outdoor education programs each summer for more than 25 years.
  • Young People's Theater: involving 250 local youth ages 2-18 each year, producing three full-length musicals and a variety of classes each year.
  • Rental Subsidies: We subsidize rent to local non-profits, schools and others averaging $80-$100,000 each year.
  • Building Preservation: Built in 1913, Restoring and preserving this historic landmark is an ongoing effort with more than $2 million spent on the restoration prcess since 1999. In 2017 we reaised more than $25,000 to replace our aging roof and reinforce the building's trusses. In early 2019, we raised $100,000 to replace our 70+ year old theater seats. Our new theater seats will arrrive in May 2019. 


The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the Telluride Foundation, CCAASE, Colorado Creative Industries, Just for Kids and Boettcher Foundation. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the Sheridan Arts Foundation today by clicking here or by calling 970.728.6363 ext. 1!

Stock Donations: The Sheridan Arts Foundation is now set up to accept your donations of stock. Please call or email for details. 


To make a donation today, please mail a check to: PO Box 2680, Telluride, CO 81435-2680, give us a call or become a member today below.


Become a member of the Sheridan Arts Foundation Today!


$100- Fan Club:

Your name on the website

Advance notice of shows (early announcement)


$500- Tour Manager:

Everything above

Advance ticket sales prior to public sale (up to 4 tickets per member per show)


$1,000- Opening Act:

Everything above

2 tickets to our Plein Air Cocktail Party


$2,500- Headliner:

Everything above

2 VIP tickets to Comedy Fest OR Tribute Fest

An engraved plaque on our donor wall


$8,500- Patron:

Everything above

Holiday Concert Series Patron: 2 tickets per each Holiday Concert Series show + a VIP table (seats four) for NYE


$10,000- Artistic Director:

Everything above

2 tickets to all SAF-produced events (all seated shows must be reserved 2 weeks in advance)

Seat named in your honor for the next decade


$25,000- Executive Producer:

Everything above

Produce your own event at the historic Sheridan Opera House with expertise from the SAF staff (call for details)


Become a Member Today