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Piper's Opera House

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Wonderful History

We got lucky and had a private tour on a slow day. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and friendly... read more

Reviewed December 10, 2018
Interesting cultural establishment

Interesting and amazing to see this theatre building in a gold mine town. Good to see that there... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
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12 North B Street, Virginia City, NV 89440
+1 775-847-0433
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Reviewed December 10, 2018

We got lucky and had a private tour on a slow day. Our guide was very knowledgeable, and friendly and linked the history to important figures of the time, and some of the history of the other buildings, or townsfolk. Would love to be there...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Interesting and amazing to see this theatre building in a gold mine town. Good to see that there also was Sam culture in this probably tough town.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

This historic opera house has a lot to see inside. Quaint opera house that shows how opera started in Virginia city and the many shows it hosted. Dressing room, and many displays telling about the owners, the people who starred in the shows and nany...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Diane K
Reviewed June 6, 2018

One Street up the hill . Well placed streets are rough from recent road work. Hangout at the corner from some that may deter others from going. Check and see.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018

Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly - she could answer every question we had about the opera house and the city. She mentioned historical events that tied the opera house into interesting facts and celebrities. The building was amazing for its age and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Caitlin A
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

We dropped in whilst visiting Virginia City following a recommendation from Ricky who works at the opera house. Although we only intended having a drink at the bar, the lady who manages the premises took us on a tour of the upstairs theatre. What a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Steval75
Reviewed August 23, 2017

Virginia City was the only major cultural stop off between Chicago and San Francisco in the 1870s. The town was filled with millionaires and well paid miners looking for entertainment. All of the big names of the day performed here: Lilly Langtry, Al Jolson, and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

My wife and I have visited this Opera House several times, and have enjoyed our visits. The floor has railroad springs under it, and this allows the floor to have a sponge feel when walking on it. The opera house held many dances, and the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank LMotto
Reviewed December 4, 2016

I love Christmas concerts. The staff at the bar talked loudly through the entire concert and it was very rude to those of us we paid for the concert. They continued talking adter we asked them to be quiet. I would not recommend the opera...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Connie H
Reviewed October 4, 2016

I visited the Opera House years ago during a renovation, and was fortunate enough to be able to attend a recent Victorian-era, Steampunk-themed ball here! What a treat! If I lived in the vicinity I would seriously consider having my wedding here! It's absolutely gorgeous,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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April 12, 2017|
Response from crookedhouse | Property representative |
Greetings Piper's is accessible through the main doors and an elevator will take you to the main floor.