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The Mauch Chunk Opera House

14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1932
+1 570-325-0249
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Great venue for live music- intimate setting

Stopped by to check out the venue. A band was warming up on stage. Theater hold around 380 and... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Norjeff2
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West Orange, New Jersey
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It may be an old fashioned opera house but thats not the Music

In looking for something to do in Jim Thorpe we saw an advertisement for a band called Back to the... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Fingerlakes09
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New York
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Noted in National Geographic Traveler for its superb acoustics, the 1881 Opera House was an important stop on the old Vaudeville circuit. Today's schedule is diverse, from folk, rock, classical, and jazz. Recent renovations include a new steel roof, sound system and theater seats. Relaxed, intimate and all seats have a great view. The Opera House is located in the heart of Jim Thorpe's historic district, just a quick stroll to pubs, restaurants, lodging and shops.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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14 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1932
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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped by to check out the venue. A band was warming up on stage. Theater hold around 380 and seating is close to the stage. Manager said most tickets range from $20-30. Lots of the acts are tribute bands. Nice theater with live music for...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

In looking for something to do in Jim Thorpe we saw an advertisement for a band called Back to the Garden who played the music and songs from Woodstock. We inquired with Steve the manager about the theater if there was handicapped seating available ....More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Saw impersonators who did all Everly Brothers songs. They are from Los Angeles and are willing to perform at a smaller place. Opera House is older but well maintained.

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Our group was two couples who love music and quirky performances. I thought the act billed, "40 story radio tower" would be sort of like The Prairie Home companion, and I think that's what they were going for. There was a featured band and then...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Good place to see all shows with great seating anywhere you sit in this small venue. They have such a variety of acts all you need to do is look at the upcoming schedule to find something you may like. Right in the heart of...More

Thank Joseph J
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

The old opera house has been wonderfully restored. Great sound and lighting. The place has a "homey" feel, even though you're there for a live concert.

Thank Ed D
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

Beautiful old building that still needs some inside restoration work. Orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony. Stage is raised about 4 ft so the flat-seated orchestra has good view from anywhere. They need to invest in some additional/upgraded sound equipment but not bad. Saw a great blues...More

Thank Tom M
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This looks like a really cool venue. They didn't have any shows when we were there but the staff was nice enough to let us look all around and give us some history. They even sold us a t-shirt.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous venue for a concert. Bar upstairs and downstairs, along with a snack bar offering homemade pastries. Also it has a interesting history. Great sound quality, and reasonable prices.

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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Where to begin? Hubby and I first came here 5 years ago to visit. We were so taken with the town and the Opera House, that we recently made it our forever home. This place is so full of charm and history. Vince and Christine...More

Thank Elisa D
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krista w
3 September 2015|
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Response from telemarkJane | Reviewed this property |
Acoustically, they are all good. If you want a great overall view, balcony seats are great, too but truly, tutti soon benissimo! Spero vederli!
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