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The Mauch Chunk Opera House

14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1932
+1 570-325-0249
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An interesting place

Lots of history and lots of events. This is a really neat place. They serve snacks and shops are... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2016
Canton, Ohio
via mobile
Ted Vigil rocked John Denver in Jim Thorpe!

We saw this show as a last minute "why not?" and were thorough entertained. I loved John Denver... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2016
Scranton to San Francisco
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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.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1932
+1 570-325-0249
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Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Lots of history and lots of events. This is a really neat place. They serve snacks and shops are inside the premises.

Thank ester94
Reviewed October 5, 2016

We saw this show as a last minute "why not?" and were thorough entertained. I loved John Denver back in the day and never got to see him. If you have a chance, see this show! He plays a lot of favorites and has an...More

Thank Gidyup2
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Weve seen 2 WA concerts here and both were good. Fun to be in an old theater and a very relaxed atmosphere. We had seats on the lower balcony both times & the acoustics were great & full view of the show. People were rockin'!

Thank Medford_OregonLin4
Reviewed September 18, 2016

This place is the best! We always see whoever is playing when we are in town. They never disappoint! Whoever books these shows knows what they are doing. Coco was a fantastic talent and played two awesome sets. The crowd loved him. It was a...More

Thank MuscleGeek
Reviewed September 17, 2016

Went to see Coco Montoya perform last night, what a wonderful venue! It was like our own private concert, the sound and lights were amazing! The people who run the Opera House were so helpful and accommodating. Love the nice variety and price of the...More

Thank cherpa52
Reviewed August 16, 2016

My husband and I were walking by the opera house on Saturday during the day. They were opened and you could walk around and check the place out. The two guys that we spoke to were very nice. Dave was trying very hard to convince...More

Thank VeniceGirl_1
Reviewed August 11, 2016

This is seriously one of the best reasons to visit the half-old/half-modern Jim Thorpe. Though this opera house is old, it's still in operation. Granted, I've never been inside it myself, but I've seen it many times. Also, while this may just be a rumor,...More

Thank Black S
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Stopped for a visit while in JT. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Many good shows lined up for fall. Plan to return to experience the live entertainment. Family have attended shows in the past and have raved about them. Very quaint atmosphere. Historic building.

Thank Maribeth R
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

When to see their Burlesque show last night. It was a good show. this Opera House is so quaint much like Jim Thorpe in general. I don't think there's a bad seat in the whole house. It is small and the Acoustics are great.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Saw the Bird Dogs tribute to the Everly Brothers - so excellent, especially from the 2nd row! Stayed at the Inn and walked up to the theater. Great history and fun. Alcohol and snacks in the lobby that can be taken into the theater. Many...More

Thank DiningDs
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krista w
September 2, 2015|
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Response from telemarkJane | Reviewed this property |
Acoustically, they are all good. If you want a great overall view, balcony seats are great, too but truly, tutti soon benissimo! Spero vederli!