Tabor Opera House Takes Another Monumental Step Forward to Secure Its Future

September 7, 2017 by Jenny Buddenborg

The Tabor Opera House National Treasure recently reached another major milestone with the completion of a market and use feasibility study by Denver-based Progressive Urban Management Associates. The study provides critical direction for the rehabilitation and sustainable use of the National Historic Landmark in Leadville, Colorado. Funded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Colorado Department of Local Affairs, the report provides a roadmap for operating the opera house for the long-term. It recommends a mixed-use approach that includes the theatre as the signature space complemented by retail, office and special events rentals in the storefronts, second floor suites and ballroom. The estimated rehabilitation cost is approximately $8 million.

On the heels of another successful summer season of live entertainment at the opera house, the Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation and City of Leadville have already launched into the next project phase to fundraise for the building rehabilitation and operations. The National Trust continues to provide support to ensure the Tabor Opera House has the necessary resources to make this amazing project a reality for the community of Leadville and Lake County. You can help support our efforts through an online donation.

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