Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's bold vision – top global choreographers, distinctive groundbreaking works, and virtuoso dancers – has fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West. The company’s pioneering spirit arises from a dual set of home cities: Aspen, nestled in the Rocky Mountains, and Santa Fe, gracing the Southwestern plateau. Shaping the cultural landscape of these communities – and influencing the dance field at large – is a contemporary ballet company now nearly two decades old.
Theatre Aspen Theatre Aspen's award-winning shows are presented in the heart of Rio Grande Park, along the Rio Grande Trail, just next to the river. With daytime views of Aspen Mountain and nights filled with stars, theatre-goers are treated to an experience that combines dynamic professional theatre with the excitement of being outdoors.
Theatre Aspen's professional productions feature the best of Broadway talent, as well as local performers, offering musicals, plays, new work and family-friendly shows that are perfect for a summer vacation.
Thunder River Theatre, Carbondale TRTC was founded in 1995 with the desire to create a resident theatre company here in the Roaring Fork Valley. As pointed out by Jean Schiffman in American Theatre magazine, we were not alone. She mentions that when the well known American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco announced the formation of a core acting company, local audiences responded with a burst of enthusiasm. In fact, many patrons had been longing for the opportunity to watch actors they admire, develop and transform over time. For many years professional actors from around the country have claimed to be “hungry for a company.” An ongoing, committed group of actors-in-residence can nourish an organization, and affect a community in unique ways, and be deeply nourished in return. An acting company is what gives a theatre an identity. Most artistic directors believe that the continuity is crucial to an audience’s long-term feeling of ownership.
Wheeler Opera House Since 1889, the Wheeler Opera House has been Aspen’s community performance venue. From The Eagles, Jerry Seinfeld, Oprah Winfrey and Sheryl Crow to locally-created performance experiences, the Wheeler is the Roaring Fork Valley’s premiere site for concerts, movies, festivals, lectures, community events, opera, and a whole lot more.