~ Eureka Opera House ~
THE EUREKA OPERA HOUSE is a prime example of the American West, the crown jewel perched atop main street and difficult to ignore: the Eureka Opera House. After a fire ripped through the Odd Fellows Hall, the booming community of Eureka decided they needed some culture and erected their very first-and seemingly last-opera house. While the community was considered to be conservative [compared to other nearby rambunctious boomtowns] they threw caution to the wind and held a massive grand opening with a New Year’s Eve gala masquerade ball in 1880. The official grand opening was just days later in January 1881, where they toned it down with the showing of silent film drama, “Forget Me Not.”
From there, a series of regular live performances and events were held at the Eureka Opera House, including plays, masquerade balls, dances, operas, concerts and social events. Silent movies were originally introduced, and later “talkies” or major motion pictures were shown. Motion pictures were shown starting in 1915, when the Opera House was renamed the Eureka Theater, lasting up until the 1958 when the movie house was closed.
Today, the recently restored Eureka Opera House offers a unique experience for meeting and convention goers. You can enjoy full convention and meeting services while relaxing in a small town atmosphere. While the Eureka Opera House is more than 120 years old, its facilities for conventions and meeting are brand new with all of today’s conveniences. The restoration of the Opera House was completed in 1993. The restored facility makes the Eureka Opera House perfect for business and associations meetings, conventions, retreats, theater performances, and other special events. modern meetings facilities and excellent service will make meetings, special events and conferences a pleasurable experience for participants.
Please note: At the direction of the Board of County Commissioners, related to the coronavirus, the Eureka Opera House, Eureka Sentinel Museum, Eureka Public Swimming Pool, Eureka Fairgrounds, Crescent Valley Community Center and Crescent Valley Fairgrounds are closed until further notice. No public tours of the Eureka Courthouse or Eureka Opera House will be conducted during this time.
31 S. Main St.
Eureka, NV 89316
Phone: (775) 237-6006