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Address: 818 Third Avenue, Marlinton, WV 24954
Phone Number: 304-799-6645
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The Opera House is Pocahontas County’s premier music hall and performing...

The Opera House is Pocahontas County’s premier music hall and performing arts center. An intimate venue, with seating for 250, the Opera House is part of the West Virginia Historic Theatre Trail. Its annual performance series brings more than a dozen performances on its stage each year, ranging from bluegrass to jazz, folk to musical theatre and everything in between.

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Very nice traditional opera house setting for concerts/events. Friendly staff and good location are a definite plus, one toilet each for men and women are the downside. Overall it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very nice traditional opera house setting for concerts/events. Friendly staff and good location are a definite plus, one toilet each for men and women are the downside. Overall it is a wonderful place for entertainment events.

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Marlinton, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The Opera House is a lovely little venue for performances or craft fairs or any gathering. Almost Shaker in its simplicity it's just a nice space to share and enjoy community activities. May it last another hundred years.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

very nice old building with history and friendly people working together for the community. Many a talented person started here.

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Pipestem, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The interior of the building is nostalgic and charming, much different from the larger theaters and centers. We were surprised to find this place in such a small town. We saw one of our Bluegrass favorites; "Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers" and we enjoyed the show immensely, the accoustics were excellent. The building is clean and well-kept with photographs... More 

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Keyser, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The inside of the opera house is classic 1909 architecture with beautiful tin ceilings and wrap around balcony. Also in the front they had pictures taken of the area, circa 1950's that made you realize how far technology and farming have come in the last 60 years. Also they had pictures of the opera and performers from the beginning.

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Thomas, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Phenomenal acoustics, great history, helpful staff. Shows are not terribly frequent, but they're always quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Took friends from Richmond to the Opera House on November 2 to see Larry Keel and the Natural Bridge. We had a blast. Second time there for a bluegrass concert and can't wait to go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Pocahontas County Opera House is a lovely old building with phenomenal acoustics. The genres of music continue to broaden, from a core of traditional and bluegrass, to Latin, African, Jazz and contemporary, in addition to specialty shows and plays. It is a venue for local, state and national musicians to play to a small crowd (300 max.), providing a unique... More 

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Marlinton, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We held our Daughters Wedding dinner at the Opera House. The facility is great and open. We had tables, buffet and a dance floor without crowding. The staff is excellent and helpful. Perfect place that family still talk about!

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Marlinton, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Pocahontas County Opera House is a beautifully restored historic building. Concerts, plays, and other events take place here. The concert series includes a diversity of music types including local old-time and bluegrass bands as well as regional and national favorites from americana to contemporary. African and Latin American music have also been featured. I have been to many events... More 

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