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McPherson Arts Alliance
McPherson Community Theatre
McPherson Opera House
McPherson Opera House
The McPherson Opera House, built in 1888, underwent an $8.5
million total rehabilitation and reopened in January 2010. Since that time, it
has become the center for arts, entertainment, and culture in McPherson. The
488-seat auditorium is noted for its intimacy, acoustic excellence, and
advanced technology. The many nationally touring artists who have played here
have universally declared the venue as one of their favorites. The auditorium
also has superb video projection and sound, and both film series and individual
films are shown. A wide variety of lectures, demonstrations and presentations
also take place in the auditorium.
There is more to the Opera house than its extraordinary
auditorium. The Mary Anderson Arts Center, housed in the Opera House lower
level, has two fully equipped rooms: one dedicated to clay with a kiln and four
potter’s wheels, and the other dedicated to the rest of the arts. The McPherson
Arts Alliance, which has its home at the Opera House, programs the Arts Center
with classes for all ages in all media. The McPherson Recreation Commission
offers morning classes for kids during the summer. The McPherson Arts Alliance
also maintains an art gallery at street level with new shows every two months.
The Alliance also hangs shows in the Opera House Heritage Gallery.
The McPherson Community Theater also counts the Opera House
as its home. MCT is especially known for the musicals the company stages each
year in June. “As good as Broadway,” some patrons have reported.
In addition to the above, the Opera House has a ballroom and
two meeting rooms available for rent. The entire building is Internet
accessible, and the rental spaces, including the auditorium, offer various AV
Visit the Opera House website for more information: www.mcphersonoperahouse.org. The main phone number is (620) 241-1952. Opera House offices are at 219 South Main
Street, McPherson, directly adjacent to the Opera House proper.
Volunteers help make the Opera House a success. If you are interested in volunteering, stop by the Opera House for an application.
Contributions to the McPherson Opera House are not only welcomed, but they are absolutely necessary to maintain fiscal health. The Opera House is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax deductible. One way to contribute is to become an Opera House member. Complete the form below and click "Submit", check our website or call the Opera House for more information.
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