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