The Historic Homestake Opera House
Historic nonprofit performing arts venue on Main Street Lead, SD – Providing theatre - concerts - movies - weddings - presentations
There’s a lot of passion for this very important place. This beloved, historic 24,000-sq.-ft. building was built in 1914 by the Homestake Gold Mine for their workers and families. It was given to the City of Lead in 1972. Unfortunately, the theater was nearly destroyed by fire in 1984.
The Historic Homestake Opera House Society, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded in 1998, and is dedicated to the restoration, use and preservation for future generations of the Opera House based upon the steadfast belief that this once-thriving creative center is one cornerstone for the preservation, renewal and development of the Lead community.
Thank you for all the support. This organization is backed by our loyal members, more than 300 volunteers, a working board of directors, community theatre performers, artists, musicians and singers. The organization has owned the building since 2005, and ongoing work and live performing arts events (concerts, dance, musicals, community theatre) and weddings are hosted all year-round. Thank you for your interest, your support, and for sharing our story.
Help the Progress of the 2014 Stage Design Fund
Your 100% tax-deductible donation goes directly to the 2014 Stage Design Fund. Each dollar donated is matched by anonymous donor. This fund is set aside for the progress of a brand new stage to host daily theater. Thank you for your support! The Historic Homestake Opera House is a 501(c)3 nonprofit org.
What is a non-profit? An organization that is nonprofit exists to serve a societal or group mission, and does not pursue a self-interest or pay-out profit to individuals. It is recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt and eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.
TOURS: Private tours help us raise funds and are available Tue. - Fri. at 2:00 pm.
$10 per person (kids under 12 free)
30-45 minutes long. Call 605-584-2067.
The Historic Homestake Opera House Society does not discriminate against its members, customers, volunteers, contractors, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, or sexual orientation.