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Opera House Events

Opera House Events

Photo courtesy of Nebraska Tourism

Built in 1885 and fully restored in 2003, the Red Cloud Opera House figured prominently in the life of Willa Cather. From performing on the Opera House stage to enjoying traveling productions that came by way of the railroad, Cather’s interest in the arts was spurred by the experiences she had here in her youth. She delivered her high school graduation address from the Opera House stage in 1890, and the facility closed its doors in 1920. In a 1929 letter to friend and journalist Harvey Newbranch, Cather wrote, “When I go about among little Nebraska towns, the thing I miss most is the opera house. No number of filling stations or moving picture theatres can console me for the loss of the opera house.” Today, a visit to the Opera House transports patrons back in time to the 1880s, when Willa Cather and her friends eagerly anticipated the arrival of traveling productions such as The Bohemian Girl and The Mikado. We are proud to utilize the facility to create rich educational and cultural opportunities for area residents and our visitors from across the nation.

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Upcoming Events
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Past Events
Past Events
OH/PIONEERS
Opera House
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 5:00pm
Three Show Times: September 8th at 7 pm - Sold Out September 9th at 7 pm - Close to selling out. Please call the office (402-746-2653) for day of show tickets. September 10th at 5...
Opera House
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
The exhibit runs from September 1 st to September 30 th . Join us for a couple of 830 mile long conversations. This Auditorium exhibit will show case life across Nebraska showing...
Treo
Opera House
Saturday, October 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
TREO is a 7 piece band out of Kearney, Nebraska. They have been together for more than 10 years and have 5 albums to their credit! They play almost all original music and combine...
Opera House
Friday, November 17, 2017 -
7:30pm to 10:00pm
SOMETHING COOL Mary Carrick, vocalist with J. Gawf, piano A dynamic performer, Mary Carrick captivates audiences with her vocal artistry, charming presence and gift for...
Opera House
Sunday, December 3, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
The Red Cloud Opera House will be brimming with enticing aromas as local chefs dust off their favorite recipe for the 4th annual December Night Soup Showdown. The event is open to...
Opera House
Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 11:00am
Tow Mater & Lightning McQueen are back in this fun loving adventure! We will be showing Cars 3 , with food and refreshments, on Saturday, December 9, at 11:00 a.m. This event...
Opera House
Saturday, December 9, 2017 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm
What can you expect from Lloyd McCarter & the Honky-Tonk Revival? A toe tapping good time. They play good country music the way it used to be according to McCarter. Growing up...
Opera House
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 7:30pm
SOLD OUT! Bill Forness & One More Round, a Tribute to Johnny Cash are sweeping the country with the iconic sounds of legendary Johnny Cash. Celebrating the life and music of...
Opera House
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 7:30pm
The Kellison Acoustic Duo is a fusion duo specializing in jazz, funk, rock, gospel and blues, delivering a high-energy performance that is both interesting and entertaining. The...

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