Woodstock Opera House

Woodstock Opera House is a performing arts center located in Woodstock, Illinois. The theater hosts a variety of performances including music, dance, theater, and comedy.

 

History

The opera house was built in 1889 by architect Joseph Lyman Silsbee, who also designed the Ravinia Pavilion in Highland Park. The building is constructed of red brick and features a Romanesque Revival style.

The first performance at the opera house was The Bohemian Girl, an operetta by Michael Balfe, on September 26, 1889.

Since its opening, the opera house has undergone several renovations. In 1953, the interior of the theater was redesigned in an Art Deco style. In 2000, the theater underwent a $5 million restoration, which reverted the interior back to its original 1889 design.

The opera house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of the League of Historic American Theaters.

Today, the Woodstock Opera House presents a variety of performances throughout the year. Shows include music, dance, theater, and comedy. The venue also hosts special events such as weddings and corporate functions.

 

Features

The opera house has a capacity of 749 people. The theater is equipped with a fly system, which allows for the quick changing of scenery. The stage also has an orchestra pit, which can accommodate up to 30 musicians.

The theater is decorated in a Victorian style and features detailed plaster work, stained glass windows, and chandeliers.

 

How To Visit

Woodstock Opera House is located at 121 Van Buren Street in Woodstock, Illinois. The theater is open for tours from Monday to Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Tickets for shows and events can be purchased online.

Information provided by Decked Out Builders.

 

Are you looking for an interesting place to explore on your next vacation? If so, consider Woodstock Square Historic District in Illinois. This quaint district is full of beautiful architecture and interesting history.

 

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