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The Mauch Chunk Opera House

14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1932
+1 570-325-0249
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Great local venue

Our group was two couples who love music and quirky performances. I thought the act billed, "40... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Good small venue

Good place to see all shows with great seating anywhere you sit in this small venue. They have such... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Joseph J
Jim Thorpe PA
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Noted in National Geographic Traveler for its superb acoustics, the 1881 Opera House was an important stop on the old Vaudeville circuit. Today's schedule is diverse, from folk, rock, classical, and jazz. Recent renovations include a new steel roof, sound system and theater seats. Relaxed, intimate and all seats have a great view. The Opera House is located in the heart of Jim Thorpe's historic district, just a quick stroll to pubs, restaurants, lodging and shops.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 18:00 - 23:00
14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1932
+1 570-325-0249
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group was two couples who love music and quirky performances. I thought the act billed, "40 story radio tower" would be sort of like The Prairie Home companion, and I think that's what they were going for. There was a featured band and then...More

Thank toobusytoday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to see all shows with great seating anywhere you sit in this small venue. They have such a variety of acts all you need to do is look at the upcoming schedule to find something you may like. Right in the heart of...More

Thank Joseph J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old opera house has been wonderfully restored. Great sound and lighting. The place has a "homey" feel, even though you're there for a live concert.

Thank Ed D
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Beautiful old building that still needs some inside restoration work. Orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony. Stage is raised about 4 ft so the flat-seated orchestra has good view from anywhere. They need to invest in some additional/upgraded sound equipment but not bad. Saw a great blues...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This looks like a really cool venue. They didn't have any shows when we were there but the staff was nice enough to let us look all around and give us some history. They even sold us a t-shirt.

Thank Electraglide2005
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous venue for a concert. Bar upstairs and downstairs, along with a snack bar offering homemade pastries. Also it has a interesting history. Great sound quality, and reasonable prices.

Thank NicuRN17
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Where to begin? Hubby and I first came here 5 years ago to visit. We were so taken with the town and the Opera House, that we recently made it our forever home. This place is so full of charm and history. Vince and Christine...More

Thank Elisa D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

the building is beautiful! they do great local shows, very relaxed atmosphere, always fun. I love living close enough to walk down on a friday night and be able to go see a great show for not alot of money.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

This place rocks. They are the nicest owner and only book the best talents. You really can't go wrong going here no matter who is playing. They DO NOT hire junk bands.. seriously good musicians only. Family friendly place. Been here a ton of times...More

Thank Timberjackle
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This was our second visit here and we enjoyed it. I like the mix of vintage architecture while seeing modern music acts. It is a small venue but that can be fun like last night. They have a constant parade of acts, many of them...More

Thank RJN612
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krista w
2 September 2015|
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Response from telemarkJane | Reviewed this property |
Acoustically, they are all good. If you want a great overall view, balcony seats are great, too but truly, tutti soon benissimo! Spero vederli!