Opera House History

The vision for the late 1980s restoration of this 19th century Opera House came from local resident and historian, George Berkhofer. Through his efforts, along with those of many like minded recruits, the Opera House was transformed from a leaking storage hall back into a true show piece of late Victorian architecture.

Since 1989 the Opera House has been available for special event rental. In 2004, for example, the South Charleston Opera House was the venue for a world-wide televised CNN “Town Hall” Special focusing on the Presidential debates.

Each year the increasingly famous South Charleston Opera House Players comedy troupe present shows of stupendous theatrics and costume. As of 2012 our alumni of Players has grown to over 100 actors spanning 25 years of shows.

For tickets and reservations contact The Charleston Pharmacy (our local ticket distribution station): 937-462-8331 Mondays – Saturdays.

The Opera House is located upstairs in Town Hall, the offices of the Village of South Charleston.

South Charleston Opera House
37 South Chillicothe St
South Charleston, Ohio

937-462-7417, Rick Burton, Opera House Manager