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The Mauch Chunk Opera House

14 West Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
570-325-0249
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Jim Thorpe
Type: Concerts
Owner description: Noted in National Geographic Traveler for its superb acoustics, the 1881 Opera House was an important stop on the old Vaudeville circuit. Today's... more » Owner description: Noted in National Geographic Traveler for its superb acoustics, the 1881 Opera House was an important stop on the old Vaudeville circuit. Today's schedule is diverse, from folk, rock, classical, and jazz. Recent renovations include a new steel roof, sound system and theater seats. Relaxed, intimate and all seats have a great view. The Opera House is located in the heart of Jim Thorpe's historic district, just a quick stroll to pubs, restaurants, lodging and shops. « less
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Had a wonderful time at a great venue that was intimate and cozy. We saw Janis Ian and her show was great. She was so gracious. And the opera house was the perfect venue. It has been restored and is beautiful. Great acoustics. Every seat seemed really close to h The stage. The only drawback was the parking, which we... More

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Madison, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

They have great entertainment. We went specifically to see the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra. They need money for renovations.

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Selden, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Loved the Opera House! Crosby Stills and Nash impersonator band was playing and they were great! They sell snacks and beverages, alcoholic and non alcoholic. Had a fun evening at this place. Only one bad thing.. the parking is difficult.

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lehighton, pa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We always go with friends and enjoy the variety of entertainment, from The Denny Seiwell Trio to Leftover Salmon. Jazz, rock, classic rock, string quartets. The list goes on. Very reasonably priced, and best of all for us, only 4 miles away. But, parking is at a premium, and seating is somewhat limited, so if you plan to attend a... More

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Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We go to the opera house every year to see the annual Badlees show. The room is so intimate. Just enough to make you feel like you are at a concert. However, it is small enough to have that really personal feeling. The sound in the room is really good and they server coffee, beer, and wine. It is a... More

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Mauch Chunk
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The Mauch Chunk Opera House is an amazing theater. This building has been in existance for many years. The music acts are really wonderful, and anyone living in the vicinity is really blessed to be able to view the performances. The group that keeps the theater running are very dedicated. The prices are reasonable, and the seating is comfortable. Go... More

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Atlanta,Ga.
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Tom and I didn't actually go to a performance at the opera house which is the original name of the town of Jim Thorpe. We did go inside and spoke to one of the town ladies who was inside. The opera house holds 300 people and is interesting to see in and of itself. She told us that many people... More

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New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This beautiful building has a lot to offer when it comes to music entertainment. A wide variety of musical groups play here, from rock cover bands to fresh young groups, to children's fun music entertainment. Beer and wine are sold as well as coffee, tea and fresh made cookies and brownies! The money goes right back into keeping the Oprah... More

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PA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We have been to this little gem several times for concerts. It is in the quaint town of Jim Thorpe which is beautiful to visit this time of year. They have a variety of different musical talents. The tickets are inexpensive and they offer wine and snacks for purchase. The inside of the house is beautiful, plenty of seating, and... More

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Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews 115 reviews
52 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

What a great little venue to see a concert. there is no bad seat in the house. comfy seats, good acoustics, reasonable cost. we came to see leftover salmon with billy payne and they had the place jumping. there is no parking nearby. you have to park at the train station, but it is a short walk through the picturesque... More

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