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The Mauch Chunk Opera House

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Address: 14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1932
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+1 570-325-0249
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Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Noted in National Geographic Traveler for its superb acoustics, the 1881...

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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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 back in the day and never got to see him. If you have a chance, see this show! He... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2016
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Scranton to San Francisco
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Scranton to San Francisco
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 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 amazing collection of his own music. The Mauch Chunk Opera House was a great place... More 

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 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'!

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Thank Medford_OregonLin4
Brick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 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 great time. Whoever is playing get tickets!

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Thank marktgriffith
poconos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 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 bar. It was a great experience!

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 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 me to come back at 8pm and see the tribute band for Tom Petty. I... More 

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Thank VeniceGirl_1
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41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 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, I heard that Les Miserables (the original one) did a performance there, though that can't... More 

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Thank Black S
Enola, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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.

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Thank Maribeth R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 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.

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Thank Lisa M
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 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 venues are held here. Great experience.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I visited the Mauch Chunk opera house to see a cover band. I did not know what to expect, and was pleasantly surprised. This venue is unique in that there is an area for dancing in front of the stage and then plenty of concert hall seating as well. The size is fantastic in that it is smaller and there... More 

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