Opera House in background with park in the forgroundSituated on the downtown historic square in the heart of the community, the Woodstock Opera House is one of the oldest continuously operating theaters in the country and one of the most recognized historic theatres in the mid-west. Originally built in 1889 the Opera House also served as City Hall, the Public Library, the Fire Station, and the Police Station for the City of Woodstock. The building received significant restoration in the mid 1970's and continues to serve today as an active performing arts/cultural center, meeting place and focal point of the community.

The Woodstock Opera House hosts a spectacular variety of programming and events each year including: concerts, theatre, dance, visual art, educational programming, lectures, meetings, receptions and more. It features contemporary sound, lighting, stage rigging, heating and air-conditioning, a state of the art Box Office, is handicap accessible and provides professional staff to cover most any need. In addition, the Opera House has a beauJay Bonansinga in front of a walking dead screentifully decorated meeting room, Art Gallery and of course the very popular Stage Left which also features live entertainment by local artists and musicians.

For information on upcoming events or to purchase tickets you may contact the Box Office at 815-338-5300 or go online. The Opera House is also available to the public, by rental, and offers a unique experience for a variety of occasions big and small. Enjoy quality service while relaxing in a small town atmosphere with a modern facility and professional staff Man dressed up as Cat in the Hat pouring a drink behind the concession stand that will make private functions, special events and parties a pleasurable experience for participants and hosts. For more information on renting the Opera House or Stage Left for your next event contact the administrative office at 815-338-4212.

The Opera House is owned and operated by the City of Woodstock and is supported by a vast array of community volunteers and user groups. If you are interested in volunteering, making donations, or simply want a more active involvement in the performing arts or your local community, please don't hesitate to contact us.