Eureka Opera House

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Eureka Opera House
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This recently restored structure dates from the 1880s.
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F4981JCmichaels
Vancouver, WA1,891 contributions
Not what we expected.
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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DoughertySean
Las Vegas, NV54 contributions
Classic Building with Great History
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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Dosbo154
5 contributions
Super
Aug 2019 • Couples
Spent a whole weekend in Eureka Nv. One of our goals was to see the old opera house. Did not disappoint, actually got more than we bargained for. There was a lady working there and she took us on a tour throughout the opera house. There is so much history. Truly fascinating and I’m sorry I cannot recall the young ladies name but I’d bet if you got there and it was open she would be the one there. Definitely worth the stop.
Written September 3, 2019
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Rockvilleman
Rockville, Maryland, USA194 contributions
An Opera House in Eureka?
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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dedwards1969
Reno, NV17 contributions
Disappointed
May 2019 • Family
I was very disappointed that this was closed. We came through on a Friday of Memorial Day weekend and it was closed. I have wanted to see the Opera house in Austin for years and it was closed. I know this is always a risk in a small town on a holiday weekend, but it made me sad.
Written May 28, 2019
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Perkadventures
Banning, CA14,751 contributions
Opera Time on the 50
May 2018 • Friends
Stopped in here to get our 50 books stamped. Helpful staff did this and gave our scarf for the city. Then a guided tour. Pictures taken before the stage, curtain up and down

The facility is open to many venues from seniors, wedding, funeral and fundraisers

Downstairs they have allowed many players to sign the walls and have a small museum of some equipment used there
Written May 23, 2018
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THPCaptain
Van Buren, Arkansas16 contributions
US 50 Survival Guide led us to the Opera House!
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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Jean H
Reno, Nevada44 contributions
Wonderful Building
May 2017 • Friends
My first visit to the Opera House was during the Nevada State Old Time Fiddler's competition. The building is comfortable and retrofitted for handicapped visitors. It retains it's historic flavor and feel. Well worth catching an event here!
Written May 22, 2017
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gish0503
Clovis, CA151 contributions
Stop by and get a tour
Jul 2016
We just stopped by and was looking in to see what all was there, and the next thing we knew we got a full tour of the Opera House by the director, and also the Eureka City Hall and Court House!! Talk about home town hospitality. It was one of the highlights of our 10 day motor cycle trip.
Written February 6, 2017
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dmlloyd64
Narrows, VA1 contribution
Loved it!
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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