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the historic Stoughton Opera House in downtown Stoughton, Wisconsin

Stoughton Opera House

381 E Main Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
Tel: (608) 877-4400

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Live Music Schedule:

2/28 I’m With Her feat. Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan

3/1 Sierra Hull, Scott Mulvahill
3/2 Dailey and Vincent
3/3 Riders in the Sky
3/8 The SteelDrivers, Kane and Gellert
3/9 BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
3/10 Pieta Brown
3/14 Todd Snider, Reed Foehl
3/15 Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands
3/16 The Railsplitters
3/17 The Subdudes
3/19 Music Appreciation: Flutist Iva Igrcic
3/22 The Quebe Sisters
3/23 Charlie Parr
3/24 The Harp Twins: Camille & Kennerly
3/26 Music Appreciation: The Retro Swing Band of Madison

4/2 Music Appreciation: The Perlman Piano Trio
4/5 The Steel Wheels
4/6 Rhonda Vincent & the Rage
4/8 Opera For The Young: Rusalka
4/9 Music Appreciation: Mark Kroos
4/12-13 Rosanne Cash, John Leventhal
4/14 UW Russian Folk Orchestra
4/15 MadFiddle & Highway 151
4/16 Music Appreciation: SHS Solo Ensemble Students
4/19 Patty Larkin
4/20 Rodney Crowell
4/21 Playtime Productions: The Reluctant Dragon (1pm)
4/21 Del McCoury Band
4/22 Stoughton Festival Choir
4/23 Music Appreciation: Violinist Luke Carmichael Valmadrid
4/26 Joan Shelley, The Other Years
4/27 Pat Ferguson & The Sundown (Album Release)
4/28-29 Asleep at the Wheel
4/30 Music Appreciation: Dr. Scott Teeple

5/4 Lou & Peter Berryman
5/5 Hot Rize
5/7 Music Appreciation: UW Faculty Wind Quintet
5/11 Harmonious Wail
5/12 Sam Bush

6/1 Stoughton Chamber Singers
6/22 Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society

Updated: 2/28/18 12:58am


The Stoughton Opera House, originally called the City Auditorium, first opened on February 22, 1901. It is one of the largest second story theaters in the Midwest. For over 50 years, there was a wide variety of cultural experiences to be enjoyed within its walls including operas, musical productions, minstrel, theater and vaudeville shows, temperance meetings, and Governor LaFollette even spoke here on several occasions. The Stoughton High School held graduation exercises here until 1938. There were Junior and Senior class plays until 1953, by which time the Opera House was painted over with a dull gray paint and extensively damaged by roof leaks and was eventually shut down. The clock tower was removed in 1961.

In the early 1980’s, a decision was made to save the building and government offices. The “Friends of’ the Opera House” was established and citizens came forward to fund and work on the restoration. A committee was also established to plan and complete the restoration of the Opera House.

The first project was to restore the clock tower, which was completed in 1988 and a likeness of it is now used as the logo for the City of Stoughton: In 1990, a fire escape was added and in 1992 air conditioning was installed. A matching grant from the Jeffries Family Foundation funded much of the restoration work. The City of Stoughton contributed to the restoration of the building’s main entrance and the addition of an elevator and restrooms in the basement.

Plaster, carpets, floor lights, dressing rooms, paint, handicapped accessibility and the latest in state-of-the-art equipment combine to make the Stoughton Opera House a wonderful mixture of Victorian and modern elements. The “crown jewel” of Stoughton has been restored and enhanced and is lovelier than ever.


Downtown Stoughton, Wisconsin

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