Woodland Opera House

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Location
340 2nd Street (2nd & Main)
P.O. Box 1425
Woodland, CA 95776
Phone
(530) 666-9617
Website
[WWW]http://www.wohtheatre.org
Established
1885, 1896, and 1989

The [woodland]Woodland Opera House offers shows and concerts year-round. See a musical and relive over a century of history.

The Woodland Opera House Theatre was originally built in 1885, burned down in 1892, rebuilt in 1896 and closed in 1913. Restoration efforts began in 1981 and it was reopened as a performance venue in 1989. It is a [WWW]California State Historic Landmark and is listed in the [WWW]National Register of Historical Places.

The popular [WWW]Young People's Theatre program at the Opera House offers after-school and summer classes in theatre arts, dance and voice for children and teens.

The Opera House is said to be haunted, and the story is featured in a number of different books on the subject. The ghost is supposedly that of a fireman who was killed during the 1892 fire that destroyed the original building and much of downtown Woodland. A burning wall collapsed on him during the fire, and the area where he is believed to have died is apparently the 'hot spot' of the supernatural activity.

operahouse_ext.jpgWoodland Opera House and Heritage Plaza woh_rehearsal.jpgA rehearsal onstage at the Woodland Opera House

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