Every time you see a live show at the Henry Strater Theater in Durango, you’ll feel as if you have been transported to the Wild West. The cowboys and carriages on stage are relics of the old-timey vaudeville offerings of the past, and watching the lively performance will make you feel as if you’re witnessing cowboy history! Dust off your boots, put on your cowboy hat and be sure get tickets for the show next time you’re in town.
Historic Henry Strater Theatre
The theatre first opened in 1962 as the Diamond Circle Theatre and it has since entertained under a few different monikers. In 2008, the historic Strater Hotel purchased the playhouse, then known as Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville, and renamed it the Henry Strater Theatre. Now, it is known as one of the most prestigious theatres in the United States and boasts more than 50 years of performances.
With shows six days a week, you are sure to find time to catch one after a day full of adventure in beautiful Durango.
Once you take your seat and the curtain opens, old-timey guitar solos and smooth vocals from local troubadour Greg Ryder recount the simplicity and timelessness of the Old West. Through cowboy tunes, skits, Cowboy poetry, and sing-alongs, you’ll get an entertaining history lesson. The performances are a tribute to the Old West, Colorado, and Durango’s Native American heritage.
The theater also hosts other acts throughout the year including a variety of bands and musicians, comedians, and even live performances of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Open year-round, the theatre also serves as a wonderful venue for private parties, meetings, and even weddings.
Check the Strater Theatre’s events calendar to see what shows they have coming up.
Packages and Specials
Dinner and a Show Packages offer a choice of delicious meals to accompany your Henry Strater Theatre experience, combining convenience with entertainment. At two different price points, you are sure to find a meal that will satisfy the hunger you worked up while out on the range. Seating for the Dinner and a Show Packages is by reservation only beginning at 5:30 p.m. and continuing until 6:15 p.m. Group Specials are also available, whether you are traveling with a large group, planning a work function, or organizing a party. Come on by and experience a wonderful evening of entertainment!
Theatre tickets are available through the Henry Strater Theatre Box Office at 970.375.7160 or check them out online and reserve your seats!
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