A view of the Opera House before renovation of the front of the building.


The Elkader Opera House is nestled in scenic Turkey River valley at Elkader Iowa. The structure was build at the turn of the century in 1903 and has rich historical heritige. The building is on the historical register and has a rich charm that adds greatly to the theater experience.

The Stage from the balcony before renovation.

The view of the stage November 2003

The Actors view of the House before renovation.

The Actor's View of the house as of Nov. 2003

The Theater in it's original format seated 300 in it's main section, with an additional 200+ seats in the balcony. The acoustics of the house are wonderful, allowing all seats not only an eyefull, but an earfull during each performance. The seating has now been completely redone with cushioned seats on all reserved seats.  Leg room and seat room have been greatly improved with almost 100 seats less in the new main floor than before.  Of utmost importance to all involved is the desire to maintain the original appearance of the theater while adding more modern comforts.