Woodward Opera House

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

  • Open: See the link below for the event schedule.
  • 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. The Woodward is a popular theater in the late 1800s, 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 it also has all the 21st-century services needed to operate 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.

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