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Address: 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, MI 49036
Phone Number: +1 517-278-6029
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Description: Built in 1882, Tibbits Opera House features an exquisite, award-winning...
Built in 1882, Tibbits Opera House features an exquisite, award-winning, French Second Empire exterior. It is among the oldest theatres in Michigan. Rich in history and ambiance, the theatre offers nearly perfect acoustics, an intimate 500-seat setting, and great entertainment year round. Shows vary from professional Summer Theatre, family shows, and an Entertainment Series of professional touring performers to community events, plays, musicals, concerts and variety shows. The building houses a permanent 19th century art collection and a unique community mural of "American Gothic." An art gallery exhibits shows by regional artists. Tours are available by appointment.
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Lovely historic theatre

Wonderful old restored historic theatre. It is smaller than I am used to but that must be what was expected over 100 years ago. Usually, the offering is a musical. Nice sound.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Albany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wonderful old restored historic theatre. It is smaller than I am used to but that must be what was expected over 100 years ago. Usually, the offering is a musical. Nice sound.

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Coldwater, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Frequently go to summer stock,as well as various concerts & shows. A beautifully, recently remodeled exterior with plans for interior remodeling.

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Coldwater, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Okay facility for a small town. Very expensive for the type of entertainment. Needs better seating and ventilation.

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Coldwater, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A great place for entertainment. Fantastic actors and actresses - the popcorn theatre is a great place to take your kids and expose them to the arts!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We attended the musical "A Chorus Line" produced by the summer theater group. This was our first time visiting and we enjoyed it very much. The Opera House has been under renovation for a number of years and there is still some work to be done, but is worth a visit just for the performance alone. I guess we were... More 

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went to see willie Sonja in this partially restored old opera house small and comfortable oompa loopa

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Coldwater, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This is an old Opera House which has been all refurbished inside and outside. Great acoustics for concerts...have played many concerts there.

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Coldwater, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

If you are looking for a piece of living history take in a show at the Tibbits a beautifully restored Opera House with great acoustics and looks.

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Coldwater, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Tibbits Opera house is so unique.It has been in the restoration process for many years- almost finished.The summer stock programs are so professional - you will love them, especially the musicals.Year round the productions are well worth your money and time.

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Coldwater, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I always liked the Opera House before the renovations, but it is very nice now. New brickwork and an updated look make it feel a little fancier. The acoustics are good inside, and the balcony is the best seat in the house.

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