This Year's Project: Roof Replacement
About Our Organization
The Akron Opera House is one of Iowa's historical gems that has been kept alive by community spirit for more than a century. Built in 1905, the Akron Opera House held its first performance in February 1906 and hosted a variety of live performances until the Great Depression. The historic opera house and community theatre was revived in 1970 by a local drama teacher and 60 high school students, and has operated continuously as a community theatre since then. The building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2012.
The Akron Opera House will host its 54th season of performances beginning in October with a big band and swing dance concert, and will include a children's theatre program, community musical, holiday concert and festival of trees. The opera house also is available to community and student groups for events throughout the year.
AOH is managed by a volunteer board of directors and productions are coordinated and staffed by dozens of community volunteers. Learn more on our website and Facebook page.
Current Project: Roof Replacement
Help us raise the roof! The first phase of the Akron Opera House restoration and renovation project is replacing the current decades-old roof. This phase will ensure that the exterior of the building is secure and waterproof so we can move forward with renovations to improve accessibility and restrooms and add a community gathering space to the venue.