Eureka Opera House
Eureka Opera House
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This recently restored structure dates from the 1880s.
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DoughertySean
Las Vegas, NV66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
A classic opera house that has been a working entertainment venue since the 1800s. It was a vaudeville theater, a movie theater and now a live performance theater (they also host bingo nights).

We had a great experience because the woman who works there showed us the whole building - back of the stage, the lower level, the balcony and projection room - and gave us the history at the same time.

We particularly appreciated her taking so much time with us given that the place was scheduled to close for lunch just after we arrived.

The house is beautiful, highlighted by a reproduction of its old time vaudeville curtain that was recreated based on a photograph by a design firm in Minnesota.

Definitely a stop if you are in Eureka.
Written March 17, 2021
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Reno_Star
Reno, NV8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
My boyfriend and I squeaked into Eureka just in the nick of time to catch a performance of "A Midsummers Night's Dream" by the Utah Shakespearean Festival on March 16th. I hate to admit it, but after a road heavy day, I was craving something with the cultural value of a side of onion rings. As soon as we stepped into the beautifully restored opera house, I was overcome with a sense of gratefulness for a boyfriend classier than I, and a community like Eureka that holds the arts close to its heart.

For $7 a pop, we were enchanted with a passionate performance in an intimate setting, an enthusiastic audience, AND complementary coffee! It was a jewel of an evening, and a crazy bargin at that. Be sure to head over to the Keyhole Bar next door for after show brews and tales.
Written March 28, 2012
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JmtEverett_Wa_
Everett, Wa.34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Family
We happened to be walking by when the curator came out. She invited us in to view the Opera House even though they were closed. It's a very pretty old building and she is very proud of the people who have performed there. Nice, unexpected tour.
Written June 15, 2013
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F4981JCmichaels
Vancouver, WA2,104 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I was actually looking forward to seeing this place. I saw other people's photos of the inside and was glad we were there when it was open.
But unlike other reviews I've read, ours is a "sour note."
My wife and I were met outside the entrance by a lady talking with someone. She asked if "she could help us." We told her we had come specifically to see this place and were excited to see it. She informed us that since a band was rehearsing on the stage, we could not go into the main part of the building, but were only allowed in the basement, (which is nothing special whatsoever.)
Since I knew it had a balcony on the third floor, I expressed to her that maybe she could bring us up there, let me take photos from there, which would not disturb the band, and then we would leave.
No, she would not let us do that. I tried again: we would be quiet, just wanted to see the place and take a photo, and then we would leave, and understood that the main auditorium was at the moment off limits. I explained that this was a feature of our trip through this part of the country. Could she let me get a photo from the balcony and nothing more?
No.
So, we checked out the boring basement, and then left.
When you first walk in, the elevator is right near the entrance. Had she not been outside talking with someone, I would have normally gone to the third floor right away anyway, taken some photos from this great spot to take them from (I've seen other people's photos,) and we would have seen the band from a distance, and quietly left, with no intrusion.
But we had to bump into a big fish "gatekeeper" in a little pond first, with no flexibility. So I cannot say I was impressed. I was disappointed. It will be the only time we will have ever been here. We are 70 and 71 years old; hardly "rowdy" people, and we would have been respectful and quiet in the balcony. I feel a little leeway could have been afforded us.
Written August 12, 2021
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Rockvilleman
Rockville, Maryland, USA194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Yes, it's true. And it dates back to the late 1800s when there was a need for a social center. Now it's been restored as a cultural arts center but the stage is still there to see. Downstairs are some other memorabilia.
Written July 27, 2019
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THPCaptain
Van Buren, Arkansas16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Traveling across US 50, The Loneliest Road in America, we stopped in Eureka in order to find someone to 'stamp' our guide. We pulled up in front of the Opera House and the manager greeted us at the door and invited us in for a tour of the opera house. An amazing place for sure. I couldn't believe all the time she spent with us taking us on a tour of the place. I could tell that she was very proud of the facility and all that has been done and all the performers that have appeared in Eureka Opera House! I only wish we had been able to watch a performance there. The manager made our short stop in Eureka a very interesting and pleasant experience. Oh...she did stamp our 'The Official Hwy 50 Survival Guide' too!
Written June 2, 2017
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dmlloyd64
Narrows, VA1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
We were traveling via motorhome from Virginia to Napa, CA and decided to take a "short-cut" from I-15 over to I-80 on route 50 stopping at a campground at the entrance to town. Ok, it was plain, but it was level and had decent hookups, and the folks were friendly so we stopped. We went into town, and found the restored opera house and some other stores that were interesting. The house entertainment was a singing cowboy who also told some cowboy tales. I think we paid only $5 entrance and $.50 for a cup of coffee for seniors. Of course, this was 2004 so things may have changed a bit.
Anyway, we enjoyed this historic little town.
P.S. We were traveling with another motorhome and decided rt. 50 should be traveled buddy style for RV'ers.
Written November 13, 2016
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Jim B
Lincoln, NE644 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
The Opera House holds a special place in the history of Eureka and central Nevada. There are many of the original fixtures and the building is in great shape, restored and maintained for the ages. Interior and exterior views are stunning and I highly suggest you make this a required stop as you travel along Hwy. 50.
Written July 7, 2016
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sharrongeg
Henderson, NV3,285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Business
Visited the Eureka Opera house for the first time this past week. The Opera house FAR exceeded my expectations! Well maintained and our tour guide was terrific. Wish we had had more time to absorb the history. Acoustics were incredible!
Written May 3, 2014
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Carol P
Northumberland, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
Spent quite a while in the Opera House and shown around by Patti who is knowledgeable and so full if enthusiasm for the building
Written April 9, 2014
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