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City Opera House Heritage Assoc.

City Opera House Heritage Assoc.


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About Us

The magnificently-restored City Opera House in downtown Traverse City features two world-class Performing Arts series featuring professional national-touring artists, multiple arts education programs for learners ages 8-20, and hosts an active schedule of public and private community events year round. The building was originally constructed in 1891 and opened to the public in 1892.

Community-sponsored events, including the National Writers Series, the Traverse City Film Festival, TC New Tech, conferences, weddings, proms, family reunions are scheduled in this historic venue, The 680-seat theater’s functional design provides the flexibility to clear the main floor of seating for large gatherings. Unparalleled Victorian charm, superior acoustic quality, and an accessible location all add up to a unique public environment in downtown Traverse City.


City Opera House:
- Encourages a lifelong passion for the arts and adds vibrancy and value to the community.
- Presents excellent programming and education to connect people to the arts and each other.
- Preserves the City Opera House building as an historic treasure, a useful and modern gathering place, and a premiere performance destination.
- Is financially sustained by capable management, patrons and community partnerships and welcomes everyone with respect and excellent service.