Old Opera House

204 N. George St.
Charles Town, WV
Jefferson County
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In 1910, Annie G. Packette raised $50,000 and employed Washington, D.C. architects A.B. Mullett & Co. to construct the New Opera House. Designed in a classical revival style, this theatre included a proscenium stage complete with fly-space for hanging scenery, an orchestra pit, a curved balcony, and seating for 500 people. The theatre remained open through two wars, the Depression, and the advent of radio, but in 1948 its stage went dark. In 1973, the building was donated to a local theatre group, and the renamed Old Opera House opened to the public in 1976. The season now offers six main stage productions, a summer children’s program, art shows, and classes in dance and acting. (Listed NRHP 1978)

Read more about the history of the Old Opera House here, and check out its calendar here.

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