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Stoughton Opera House

381 E Main St, Stoughton, WI 53589-1799
+1 608-877-4400
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Hardest Seats Ever

This place is so beautiful. The acoustics are fantastic but the seats are so uncomfortable. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Carol L
Anoka, Minnesota
via mobile
So close...

...to the performers! Recently saw a Michael Perry production there, and were totally impressed... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Steve T
Freeport, Illinois
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“wooden seats” (8 reviews)
“city hall” (5 reviews)
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381 E Main St, Stoughton, WI 53589-1799
+1 608-877-4400
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so beautiful. The acoustics are fantastic but the seats are so uncomfortable. We tried the pads but they weren’t much help.

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 21 August 2017

...to the performers! Recently saw a Michael Perry production there, and were totally impressed with the venue. True, as others have said, the seats are hard, but you can't beat the ambiance of a place like the Stoughton Opera House. Lots of shows to pick...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 13 August 2017

If you can get past the hardest seats in the Midwest (they offer free cushions) - and don't mind darting across the street for a quick one at Fahrenheit 364....you will find yourself in one of the finest and most adored venues for roots/folk/country/eclectic music...More

Thank JeffS1961
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

In spite of the tiny hard wooden seating, all the seats offer close access to the performers. The front row of the balcony, even and maybe especially the far ends of the balcony, may be the best seats. It's a small place with the bathroom...More

Thank marlawisc
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is an old theater with wooden seats but you can get a pad for the seat at the theater. Even though it is old it has been nicely renovated and is worth attending a performance. They have a variety of performances each year.

Thank Terry K
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We attended the Suzy Bogguss concert in this historic theater and the sound was beautiful...her voice, the arrangements and the band gave me chills. It was a full house and an engaged audience. I highly recommend this intimate theater.

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 12 February 2017

It's intimate. Orchestra, Balcony, and box seating. If you sit in the front boxes, you really have to angle yourself if the lead singer is not center-stage. Bring a cushion, as the original wooden chairs are, you know, wooden. The box office also has cushions...More

Thank nancymaebe
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Just down the street from Laz Bistro (please go there before or after whoever is performing at the Opera house) is a great entertainment venue. We were there to see Laurie Lewis and The Right Hands. And even though their seats are VERY hard they...More

Thank nancy p
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Sensational venue for sound and ambiance...and the performers love it too. We've never seen a show there during which the artist didn't comment on what a cool room it was. HOWEVER...avoid the Upper Box Seats at all costs. While it may be cool to sit...More

Thank BubberGanoosh
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Following a local online event calendar, we noticed a performance at this venue. Walking into the establishment, it was like time had stopped. From the open air, parlor type seating to the glorious woodwork/painting, I felt like I was at the Ford Theater in Washington...More

Thank lani474
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