Historic Homestake
Opera House

A Theater Built by a Gold Mine

About The Theater

Concerts, theater, weddings, and educational field excursions and lectures are all available at this non-profit historic performing arts center.

This historic performing arts venue and amusement center, built in 1914 by Phoebe Hearst and her Homestake Gold Mining Company, had a 1,000-seat theater, as well as a library, a bowling alley, a billiards hall, a social hall, and a heated indoor swimming pool.

The Opera House in Lead, South Dakota, was the hub of community activity and lifelong education from its creation in 1914 until a devastating fire in 1984. With the premise that it is the cornerstone for the preservation, rejuvenation, and development of the town, the Society is dedicated to its preservation for future generations.

Past Events

Take a look at what events have happened during Homestake Opera House.
For a current list of events go here.

Anne Of Green Gables

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

Singers & Songwriters @ Homestake Opera House

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

On Golden Pond

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

Guys and Dolls - Concert Version

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

Back in the Saddle: Gordy Pratt and Dalyce Sellers

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

A Celtic Christmas - Maggie in the Meantime

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol."

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

Scared Scriptless Improv

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

Piano Ponderings with Kathryn Farruggia: The Romantic Piano

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

Black Hills Opry

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

Orion & Stacey Potter & Co.

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

Supaman

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

Cyrus Steele

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

All Together Now

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

A Magical Medora Christmas

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

Piano Ponderings with Kathryn Farruggia: The Great Liszt Sonata

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

Antigone

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

An Irish Rambling House

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

Jason Salmon

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

Killer Keyz Dueling Pianos

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

Gordy Pratt & Dalyce Sellers

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

See How They Run

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

Piano Ponderings with Kathryn Farruggia: The Amazing Piano through History

  • Theater at the Historic Homestake Opera House • Lead, SD

What Have People Been Saying?

Google

"Our family just wants to say thank you to Jan. Jan gave us a tour of the Opera House during off season hours, taking time out of her own day. The knowledge she has about the Opera House AND the area is just endless and this was one of the neatest places we stopped on our vacation."

Sterling

"Beautiful historical theater undergoing restoration. On the second level, there is a wonderful tiny museum that details the city's history. Full of actors and volunteers who put in a lot of effort. I've enjoyed following its development back to its former glory days!""

Facebook

"The space is beautiful and the people who work there are warm, inviting and fun. We had come in the off season, but the staff still accommodated us with a spectacular tour. I’d love to come back when shows are in full swing and catch one."

Trip Advisor

"The tour of the Opera House was conducted by Thomas. He did an excellent job of explaining the history and culture that had led to its construction and preservation. A truly unique and unexpected treasure!"

Yelp

"We had the pleasure of coming here on a whim. Our amazing tour guide Sarah was fantastic! She sang Ave Maria and brought the three in my group to tears with her beautiful voice."

Wedding Wire

"This is a beautiful location offers a nontraditional Iocation. It makes a beautiful ceremony location for any wedding."