Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville
Hiss the Villian. Cheer the Hero.
Every summer the Henry Strater Theatre is transported back in time for a season of live Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville performances. However, this year, we are presenting an original production that is something unique and will surely be extremely entertaining: Guitar Strings, a Cowboy, and a Lost Peacock. For information about our current summer production or to make a reservation for any size group, please contact our Box Office at 970.375.7160 or visit the Henry Strater Theatre website.
Henry Strater Theatre History
Originally the Weinland Automobile Garage, the Henry Strater Theatre first opened in 1962 as the Diamond Circle Theatre. Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville began under the direction of Orvis Grout and Diamond Circle Theatre Company (Rod Barker’s Grandmother—Marion Jarvis, Father—Earl Barker, Mother—Jentra Barker, and business pioneers Mahlon T. White, Robert Beers, and Mort McGinley.) It has run uninterrupted for more than 45 years. In 2008 the Strater Hotel acquired the Durango Melodrama & Melodrama and renamed the theatre to Henry Strater Theatre.