Woodland Opera House - Woodland, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 38° 40.669 W 121° 46.319
10S E 606818 N 4281740
Quick Description: This is one of the 4 last remaining still functionaing opera houses in Claifornia dating back to the 1800s.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2011 3:15:24 PM
Waymark Code: WMB8AH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The building was rebuilt between 1895 and 1896 after a fire destroyed much of the former opera house. By the 1900s, the house was a main entertainment venue for the Sacramento Valley. The rise of the movie theater and declining ticket sales close the opera house in 1913.

In the 1970s, Yolo County Historical Society, for a sum of $12,000. The building was retrofit and brought up to modern building codes.

Production take place in the summer months. The theater is also home to a has a summer youth theater camp in August of each year and a Young People's Theater Program is held.
Theater Name: Woodland Opera House

Country: USA

340 2nd St
Woodland, CA USA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Venue: Community Theater

Type of Productions:
Play and musicals. Summer programs

Restored Building: yes

Date of Construction: 1895

Architect/Designer: Thomas J. Welsh

Stage Type: Proscenium

Seating Capacity: 700

Special Productions/Events/Festivals:
Summer and youth programs

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