Woodward Opera House

Welcome to the Woodward Opera House in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

  • Open:  See link below for schedule of events.
  • Location: (Map It) 107 South Main Street in Mount Vernon, Ohio
  • Phone:  740-263-6737
  • Web: click here

The Woodward Opera House is located in downtown Mount Vernon and is listed as a national landmark. The Woodward opened in 1851 and is America’s oldest authentic 19th-century theater still in existence today. A popular theater in the late 1800s, the Woodward is associated with Mount Vernon native, world-famous musician, Dan Emmett. Currently, the historic Woodward Opera House is open for tours and is being restored to its 19th-century appearance but with all the 21stcentury services needed for operating a theater. Tours of the opera house are available during the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival, First Fridays events, and Mount Vernon’s Christmas Walk. Special group tours can be arranged by calling.