As you stroll through the streets of Durango, Colorado, it’s easy to feel as if you’ve been transported straight to the Old West! With horse-drawn stagecoaches, historic hotels, and saloon girls serving drinks, Durango has its own unique Western flair. This fall, further transport yourself back in time with two different live original productions at the world-famous Henry Strater Theatre! Located in the heart of downtown Durango, at the historic Strater Hotel, the Henry Strater Theatre is the perfect place to enjoy a unique live performance this fall.


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The historic Henry Strater Theatre first opened in 1962 as the Diamond Circle Theatre, where it housed the Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville. In 2008, the Strater Hotel acquired the Durango Melodrama & Vaudeville, renaming the theatre to the Henry Strater Theatre.

This year, two brand-new, original shows were announced for the 2017 season, and continue running through the fall! Don’t miss the chance to catch The Legend of Danny Boy, running now through September 30, 2017, and The West, running now through September 16, 2017.


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The Legend of Danny Boy tells the true story behind the iconic Irish song "Danny Boy," through the story of a young Irish girl who lived in the nearby town of Ouray, Colorado. Styled after a traditional Irish ceilidh, the production features song, poetry, and dance, as the story moves from Ireland to California to Southwest Colorado. Discover the story behind a beloved Irish song in this family-friendly show featuring a full Irish band and a Seanchai (an Irish storyteller), and enjoy as you become part of the show yourself!


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The West tells the story of how the West came to be through true blue old & new cowboy stories and songs. Discover what the life of a cowboy on the frontier was like, told through song and story. Each week a new musical guest helps create the West on-stage in this fun, family-friendly show. Live the life of a cowboy through traditional music & stories!


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This fall, don’t just learn about the Old West-- experience it! There’s no better place to do so than Durango, Colorado, and no better way to spend your time here than by enjoying live music and theatre at the Henry Strater Theatre. To buy your tickets or learn more about either show, click here, and get ready for a journey back in time!

For more live music and events, check out our Events Calendar, or check out these Top 6 Things to Do in Durango this Fall!