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Sandwich Opera House

140 E Railroad St, Sandwich, IL 60548-2181
+1 815-786-2555
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Beautiful Historic Facility

Missed the performances but enjoyed the guided tour through this magnificent historic landmark... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2016
Saint Louis, Missouri
Nice theatre in a small town.

Very nice experience for a good price. Nice old theatre.The acting was very good. Very friendly... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2016
Sugar Grove, Illinois
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On August 20, 1878, 25 years after Sandwich first became a town, a contract was signed for construction of the Sandwich City Hall and Opera House. An allotment of $10,000 was given for the project. Fast forward 108 years. After much time, money and energy by volunteers to restore and renovate the City Hall and the Opera House, a grand re-opening was held on April 12, 1986. Once again the building functions as a community oriented facility, bringing community theater, lectures, recitals, style shows, weddings and a wide variety of outstanding performers, ranging from country to classical, to its stage.
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8 Mar 2016
“Beautiful Historic Facility”
25 Feb 2016
“Nice theatre in a small town.”
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
140 E Railroad St, Sandwich, IL 60548-2181
+1 815-786-2555
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

Missed the performances but enjoyed the guided tour through this magnificent historic landmark. This is a must see place for anyone interested in small venue quality performances.

Thank JohnMFreeborn
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Very nice experience for a good price. Nice old theatre.The acting was very good. Very friendly helpful staff too.

Thank Realisticamper
Reviewed 20 October 2015

This is one of those success stories that come along in the world of preservation. The theatre here is small, intimate and quite charming. I can't see how one could have a bad seat for just about any kind of a program. The staff was...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Went to a Patsy Cline and johnny Cash show which was great. Most performers interact with the audience. People even dance in the isles when music is such. Most shows only cost $25.

Thank diane9013
Reviewed 19 March 2015

The Sandwich Opera House is a community hub. It is a beautiful historic building that has interesting and entertaining events! I am a volunteer there and I just love it!

Thank sheila60548
Reviewed 26 November 2013

A old Historic Opera House (Restored). Has Plays and Concerts. Inexpensive, Entertaining and Fun. Great Night Out.

Thank John R
Reviewed 21 October 2013

No crowds, free parking, great balcony seats, charming old opera house. Fun community theatre "Arsenic and Old Lace" on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Only $12 admission. What's not to love. Probably not exciting for the youngsters, but for old timers like me a treat. Walk...More

Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 10 January 2013

I was there for a Weight Watcher meeting - they still have the bars on the cells on the one side of the building. It kind of creeps you out - I guess they say it is haunted.

1  Thank Barbara E
Reviewed 20 August 2012

We went to see a community theater play. The building itself is quite interesting. It is a small theater and we sat in the front row of the balcony and very much enjoyed our evening. Went once before and got stuck behind a pole on...More

Thank Dkhillman
Reviewed 6 July 2012

Any time I have gone to the Sandwich opera House, I have enjoyed the performance. I love this historic building.

Thank Denise H
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