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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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Gorgeous, old theater with decent music

Beautiful old building that still needs some inside restoration work. Orchestra, mezzanine, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tom M
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
really cool

This looks like a really cool venue. They didn't have any shows when we were there but the staff... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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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 good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1932
+1 570-325-0249
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful old building that still needs some inside restoration work. Orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony. Stage is raised about 4 ft so the flat-seated orchestra has good view from anywhere. They need to invest in some additional/upgraded sound equipment but not bad. Saw a great blues...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This looks like a really cool venue. They didn't have any shows when we were there but the staff was nice enough to let us look all around and give us some history. They even sold us a t-shirt.

Thank Electraglide2005
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous venue for a concert. Bar upstairs and downstairs, along with a snack bar offering homemade pastries. Also it has a interesting history. Great sound quality, and reasonable prices.

Thank NicuRN17
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Where to begin? Hubby and I first came here 5 years ago to visit. We were so taken with the town and the Opera House, that we recently made it our forever home. This place is so full of charm and history. Vince and Christine...More

Thank Elisa D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

the building is beautiful! they do great local shows, very relaxed atmosphere, always fun. I love living close enough to walk down on a friday night and be able to go see a great show for not alot of money.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This place rocks. They are the nicest owner and only book the best talents. You really can't go wrong going here no matter who is playing. They DO NOT hire junk bands.. seriously good musicians only. Family friendly place. Been here a ton of times...More

Thank Timberjackle
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This was our second visit here and we enjoyed it. I like the mix of vintage architecture while seeing modern music acts. It is a small venue but that can be fun like last night. They have a constant parade of acts, many of them...More

Thank RJN612
Reviewed 24 March 2017

2nd visit to the Opera House for free concert with Danielle Nicole and band. Great sound and energetic, enthusiastic show. 2 sets and encore. Not a bad seat, but center balcony has great views and terrific sound.

Thank Marilyn F
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Every act enjoyable. Every seat a good one! Acoustics are phenomenal! Drinks and light fare available at fantastic prices!

Thank smithpatrick2017
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This is a very old and charming place to go see a show. Every seat is good. Friendly people in a friendly town

Thank schmenge400
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krista w
Where are the best seats in the house?
3 September 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!