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Memorial Opera House

Valparaiso's beautiful and historic Memorial Opera House was constructed in 1893 by the local chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic. This stunning hall was built to pay tribute to the Union soldiers and sailors who fought in the Civil War, in addition to being a resource for the entire community. Learn more about its connections with the Civil War here.

The 364-seat Memorial Opera House has been a venue for hundreds of theatrical events and has hosted the likes of Teddy Roosevelt, John Phillips Sousa, the Marx brothers and Beulah Bondi. It has also been used for concerts, public meetings, weddings, funerals, presentations, school plays and graduations.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks, this two-story red brick building has turrets at each of the front corners and a wide arched entrance. The interior boasts red, white and blue stained-glass windows, as well as ornate viewing boxes high above the stage.

Tours of the Memorial Opera House are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For information about upcoming events, visit our event page.

Memorial Opera House

  • 104 Indiana Street
  • Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Phone: (219) 548-9137

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