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Address: 121 E van Buren St, Woodstock, IL 60098-3201
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A Victorian fine arts centre

The Opera House is a beautiful example of late Victorian architecture. The galleries boast a variety of historic and artistic exhibits, and the theatre hosts two of the finest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cynthia H
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McHenry, Illinois
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McHenry, Illinois
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Opera House is a beautiful example of late Victorian architecture. The galleries boast a variety of historic and artistic exhibits, and the theatre hosts two of the finest community theatre groups in the area as well as touring shows. Relax with a libation in the Stage Left coffeehouse which has a performance schedule of its own.

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Thank Cynthia H
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Opera House is a must see Woodstock venue. It's history and tradition are obvious as soon as you step foot inside. It's beautifully restored and offers all types of great events for every taste. I last visited to take photographs for the Creative Living Series presented by the Woodstock Fine Arts Association. It was a terrific event. I had... More 

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Thank Danielle G
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13 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I have lived in the area for a long time, but never had the pleasure of visiting the opera house - not an opera fan. I took a date to see Legally Blonde, the musical. We were rolling on the floor laughing. The show was hilarious. The atmosphere is wonderful. I will recommend to all my friends.

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Thank John L
Wytheville
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Excellent the stage left is a nice snack coffee bar area.. it is on the historical Woodstock Square and was use it the Movie Ground Hog Day with Bill Murray .. Woodstock is the home Dick Tracy the cartoon character by Charles Gould.

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Thank John O
Woodstock, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great place. Remodeled. Several nice theaters with new releases or fairly new. Best part is the seating is comfortable & you get all the refills on popcorn & sodas or slushies you want. YUM! Bathrooms clean & modern, staff is friendly. Get your senior discount if you qualify and sign up for points. Before or after take a walk around... More 

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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72 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This past holiday we saw two different plays, Christmas Carol (Scrooge) and Christmas Story (you'll shoot your eye out, kid). They were excellent community theater productions, great neighborhood entertainment in such a quaint setting. The Opera House is a small, well kept, antique of a building that enchants you as you stroll through an art room, visit the cushy restroom,... More 

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Thank LindaT2409
Woodstock, Illinois
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

dont miss it it would be sad for fellow god fearing people to miss this place foar away from evil john barely corn in Galena

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Thank Don T
Rockford, Illinois
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We recently visited the Woodstock Opera House for the first time. This is a beautifully restored old theater/opera house with lots of interesting history. Orson Wells started his career here! Sow the musical "The Christmas Story" The leads did an excellent job with their parts! Will watch their event schedule and will be back!

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Thank Herbert M
Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Went here to see, 'Christmas Story', musical theater production. I love the fact that this edifice is over 100 years old (built 1889) and beautifully restored. This is a tribute to the community; it's a real gem. The old Opera house has updated bathrooms and a room off side that sometimes carries features from the production that is put on.... More 

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Thank Ofamily2014
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We have been to several productions held at the Opera House. It is a regional place that is entertaining and affordable. Enjoy productions in your own home area and don't pay the big price tag or hassle of going to Chicago. I recommend that people check out what is offered and try it out.

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