We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Lots of historical perspective, good seats, drinks from the bar allowed in the theater” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wheeler Opera House

Wheeler Opera House
Ranked #17 of 101 things to do in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
222 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Lots of historical perspective, good seats, drinks from the bar allowed in the theater”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

We come here again and again. I suppose the most famous artist we saw was the Temptations but most any talent there is quite entertaining. This past winter we saw Keb Mo. Don't miss this guy. He was an acoustic blues guitarist and singer with 3 Emmys to his credit. The balcony was redone last year so the seating up there is much better. Amazingly you can buy a drink at the bar and enjoy it in the theater while waiting for the show. I have only been here in Winter but usually it is really warm in there so dress in layers so you can take off a few. And if you can, have an Aspen Crud at the J Bar before you leave town but don't get in your car after the drink; leave the next day.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Lynn A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

90 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    71
    16
    1
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
WorldWide
Level Contributor
239 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“History and awesome acoustics”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

The Wheeler Opera House was build in 1889 so there's plenty of history. Its probably the best sounding theater in the West. Loved it.

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank DogDoggie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sedona, Arizona
Level Contributor
487 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Judy Collins concert”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

We've attended numerous concerts and events at the WOH. All have been great experiences. This happened to be the Judy Collins concert. Had to laugh when we entered as the usher looked at a young couple and commented "wow, someone under 40". The venue has an updated sound system and other improvements. If you are in Aspen it pays to experience this classic intimate (as in not one bad seat) setting. Can't wait to go again.

Helpful?
Thank dps_Sedona
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“not a bad seat in the house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

The recently renovated opera house was the site of a film screening recently. It has experienced a complete redo, but retains all of its old charm. The balcony has been reworked for more legroom. There is truly not a bad seat in the house.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Chucky60
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level Contributor
76 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Little gem of Victorian theatre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2013

Perfect size to host talents from Monty Python, to the Eagles, to Aspen Dance Connection!! This little gem of a Victorian theatre, was built by Jerome B Wheeler(CEO of Macy's), during silver mining days and after refurbishing, is a gorgeous venue, in Aspen, for any kind of performance/film event!!

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank DoloBlack
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Wheeler Opera House also viewed

 

Been to Wheeler Opera House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing