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Give ‘Em Hell Harry!

Give ‘Em Hell Harry!

Broadway veteran Ray Wills captures the spirit and spunk of Harry S. Truman in this one-man, autobiographical play about the life of the former US President. As described by the Wichita Eagle’s Bob Curtright, “Truman was famous for his plain-spoken zingers, and Wills makes them sharper and funnier by tossing them off as a matter-of-fact […]


Actor Tom Frye delivers a brilliant portrayal of the wealth-obsessed writer, Truman Capote. Despite its doleful tales of depression and alcoholism, the one-man show is often hilarious, as when Frye breaks into an inspired imitation of Toulouse Lautrec at a disco. “Frye is a sweetly wistful Capote, a fey funny man trapped in the holiday […]
Slaid Cleaves

Slaid Cleaves

The music of Austin-based singer/songwriter and guitarist Slaid Cleaves is rooted in country and traditional folk songs, but it is unusual enough to have held interest in a sea of singer/songwriters across the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s. Influenced by artists such as Woody Guthrie, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Tom […]


The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Let’s do the time warp again! The cult classic film screens at the McPherson Opera House for the first time! General admission tickets are $10. For $15, you’ll receive a “Rocky Prop Bag” along with your admission! Doors open at 9:00 pm. The movie starts at 10:00 pm. Arrive by 9:30 pm for pre-show rituals, […]
Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

Excitement is high at Downton Abbey when the Crawley family learns that King George V and Queen Mary are coming to visit. But trouble soon arises when Mrs. Patmore, Daisy and the rest of the servants learn that the king and queen travel with their own chefs and attendants — setting the stage for an […]
Kentucky Derby Tea Party

Kentucky Derby Tea Party

Can’t make it to the Churchill Downs? Head to the Opera House Grand Ballroom for a Kentucky Derby celebration with fancy hats, fascinators, and mint tea juleps to commemorate the annual Run for the Roses – perhaps the most famous horse race in the world. The spring tea is a popular annual event filled with […]

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Volunteers are an essential element to the success of the McPherson Opera House. We have many volunteer opportunities available and are always on the lookout for assistance.

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What can you do at the McPherson Opera House?

Host your next event at the McPherson Opera House for an artfully decorated setting, high-tech conveniences, and exceptional service. Centrally located off Interstate 135 – 50 miles north of Wichita – the McPherson Opera House offers a convenient destination for your next business meeting, family reunion, wedding reception, or other event. Please explore the Rental Facilities page for more information.


Then and now of the Auditorium

Although the auditorium looks much as it might have after the 1913 remodel, everything, in fact, is new. The most dramatic change was rebuilding the second balcony, which restored the space to the much more pleasing architectural ensemble intended by the original architect, George Shaffer of Abilene.


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