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“Beautiful Opera House”

Stoughton Opera House
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Stoughton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

Opera House: Beautifully restored opera house in downtown Stoughton. We enjoy balcony seating and we were seated in row BB CT, seat 72 & 73. All the seating is hardwood seats, but they do offer cushion seats, if you get uncomfortable. It was amazing to look around and to see every detail of the renovation.

Show: We went to the Jim Brickman “The Love Tour” show. This was our third Jim Brickman show and we enjoyed every minute of it. The stage was beautifully lit, while Jim played the piano.

Before the show we enjoyed a great lunch at the Koffee Kup, located right next door to the Opera House. Great weekend get-away for us, we would go back!

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Reviewed May 6, 2014

This was our first time here, and we had no idea what to expect. This is an extraordinary theater, beautifully restored, clearly loved. It is a bit of an odd situation, as it is on the second floor of the city hall. Restrooms are in the basement. It is definitely worth a visit. Prices are quite reasonable and parking was not a problem.

One thing out-of-towners need to be aware of: Stoughton, or at least Main Street where the opera house is located, suffers a shortage of restaurants. We parked and planned on finding a meal within walking distance before the show. This proved impossible. There were just a few restaurants on this main street, all fairly ordinary looking, not "fine" dining, and they were either completely packed or (ridiculously) closed, in the case of a sandwich shop. We would have been happy with McDonald's or Subway at this point, but there were no chain restaurants that we could find.

So--go to the opera house, by all means, but eat first in Madison.

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Reviewed April 9, 2014

Yep, the seats are original and wooden. But part of what makes this a gem is the work they put into historical restoration. Check the wire hat rack under those seats. They are still there from the days when men always wore hats & needed a place to store them. The uncomfortable seats are worth it for the true beauty of the restoration and the exceptional quality & variety of performers and performances. This is the place you can bring your grumpy old fart and he'll be willing to sit for awhile and enjoy the show. I go at least 5-10 times a year (and yes, I bought my own cushions) and am always thrilled at the acoustics and amazed at the eclectic mix of top quality perfomers: Uke, folk, historic marching band, easy listening, blue grass, jazz, western, county, a cappela, local groups, comedy, world travellers, old rock, you name it, it's been there. What's really amazing is the joy the audience has and the intimacy where they are comfortable talking to the perfomers on stage. Everyone has a good time just bein'. There are folks there who never would go to any other theater, and those truely knowlegable about music. Both find what they are looking for. Go. Have fun.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Stoughton Opera House provides excellent and varied entertainment in a unique and beautiful setting. The acoustics are superb and there isn't a bad seat in house. However, speaking of seats-the original hard wood seats are uncomfortable to say the least. You should bring a thick seat cushion, as a great many return visitors do. The shows are affordable, the atmosphere is casual and friendly. it's a great way to spend an evening.

Thank Leswisc
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Lovingly restored, the Stoughton Opera house is an architectural and acoustic gem. Artists I have seen here (Ricky Skaggs, Nancy Griffith, Riders in the Sky, Junior Brown) clearly enjoy the intimacy of the venue. The shows always seem personal. As others have mentioned, beware the seats are a bit hard.

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