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Matthews Opera House & Arts Center

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A downtown gem

A beautifully restored 100 year old opera house presenting community theater and a variety of... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2016
Jim H
Spearfish, South Dakota
Take time to go here!!!!!

WE have attended 6 plays here have enjoyed them all!!! It is a nice place to have a time of... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2016
George R
Sundance, Wyoming
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Oct 17, 2016
“Great Theater”
Jul 13, 2016
“A downtown gem”
Built in 1906, The Matthews continues the cultural tradition of bringing performance arts and also a fine art gallery to both the Spearfish community and visitors to the Black Hills. Community theatre, both adult and children's, national acts...more
612 N Main St, Spearfish, SD 57783-2445
+1 605-642-7973
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

They have done a great job at renovating this historic theater. I have attended and even acted in some great plays in this theater over the years. A perfect place to take a date or perhaps your family.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank skier259
Reviewed July 13, 2016

A beautifully restored 100 year old opera house presenting community theater and a variety of entertainment through out the year with a wonderful art gallery featuring area artists.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Jim H
Reviewed May 7, 2016

WE have attended 6 plays here have enjoyed them all!!! It is a nice place to have a time of entertainment that will make you laugh and enjoy the show and you are not broke when done. Take the time and enjoy this gem in...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank George R
Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Spearfish had done an excellent job utilizing this space. We have attended shows and dance lessons here. The staff should be applauded for their excellent use of the Opera House and their involvement in the community. Bravo!

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Kevin_C_K
Reviewed July 29, 2014

As a local, this is one of my favorite venues in Spearfish! The restored opera house has a great line-up of theater, musical and community events through out the year. Lots of history in those old walls. We've enjoyed entertainers from around the world in...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank SDCooks
Jayne R, Manager at Matthews Opera House & Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2014

We want to thank you for such a great review of The Matthews. Please visit us again sometime!

Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a completely restored 1890's opera house with comfortable seating. Events include out of town entertainers as well as local community plays. The attached art gallery has an exceptional collection of local artists who have national reputations.Wine and beer available at shows..See their website...More

Date of experience: June 2014
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Jayne R, Manager at Matthews Opera House & Arts Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2014

Thank you very much for your great review of The Matthews. Be sure to stop in again, we'd love to see you.

Reviewed September 25, 2013

The arts center is a most interesting collection of unique pieces of art work offered by local artists. A very enjoyable place to see ,friendly staff to answer all your questions . I enjoyed this very much and purchased some beautiful note cards with envelopes.

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank TColeman351
Reviewed May 24, 2013

While staying in Spearfish, South Dakota, we did a lot of wandering around the downtown area, which is wonderfully nice and homey. We stopped into the art gallery/store and the (extremely nice girl that was working there took us next door, through the Opera House....More

Date of experience: March 2013
2  Thank Sandie R
Reviewed November 5, 2012

A sweet venue for plays and music! Comfortable seating, great entertainment! Renovation efforts are remaining true to the era when the Opera House was first built. The Art Council are doing a tremendous job in bringing in top notch entertainment!

Date of experience: November 2012
Thank pat b
Reviewed February 28, 2012

Beautifully restored theater with absolutely amazing presentaton of drama by local performers as well as wonderful selection of professional performers from across the nation.

Date of experience: February 2012
Thank SDbeefeater
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September 21, 2016|
Response from George R | Reviewed this property |
I have no ideas orry I imagine it is casual come as you are. but who knows I have attends many shows here and dress has never even came up.