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Wichita Grand Opera Presents: All is Calm

Wichita Grand Opera Presents: All is Calm

A legendary incident of World War I occurred on Christmas Eve in 1914, when gunfire suddenly went quiet along stretches of the Western Front as British and German troops spontaneously observed an informal holiday truce during which time they climbed out of their trenches and met each other halfway across No Man’s Land. “All Is […]
Lightwire Theatre – A Very Electric Christmas

Lightwire Theatre – A Very Electric Christmas

Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas! A show for all ages that tells the magical and captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits. In the story, Santa’s helpers are putting the final touches on presents as a young bird named Max and his family head south […]
Cool Yule

Cool Yule

With Sammie King’s InsideOut Jazz Band Christmas time at the Opera House just wouldn’t be the same without these amazing local musicians to help us celebrate the season. Featuring classic holiday tunes, the best of big band swing, and the fabulous vocals of Michele King. All Proceeds Benefit the McPherson Opera House


The Grinch

The Grinch

The Grinch and his loyal dog, Max, live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of aggravation comes during Christmastime when his neighbours in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang. When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled Grinch realises there is one way to […]
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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Support the McPherson Opera House

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.


View the McPherson Opera House now

Don’t have time to stop by? Take a virtual 360 tour of the Opera House right now! Click on the “Virtual 360º” button below to start! Want to schedule an in person tour? Click “Tours” to view your options!


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