Opera House celebrates 130 years

Uvalde Grand Opera House
A stage light from the Uvalde Grand Opera House that will be auctioned during the Opera House’s 130th birthday party, which is set tomorrow evening during Four Square Friday.

The Uvalde Grand Opera House, the oldest functioning theater in Texas, turns 130 years old this month, and the birthday celebration will take place tomorrow during the monthly Four Square Friday event.

The party will include live music on the opera house stage from local musicians offering a community jam session feel, refreshments, as well as an auction of opera house memorabilia, said Caitlin Visel, opera house manager.

The Uvalde Grand Opera House was constructed in 1891 at a cost of approximately $35,000, and houses a 370-seat main-stage auditorium, dressing rooms, prop and costume storage, administrative offices and a box office. 

The opera house is located at 104 W. North St. and is a recorded Texas Historical Landmark and a National Register facility.

Upcoming events include the escape room style “Mystery at the Opera House,” on Oct. 28-30, and Uvalde Feud, game show-style team-based event which will raise funds for local charities of choice on Nov. 13.

For more information, contact the opera house staff at 830-278-4184.