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Historic Homestake Opera House

313 W Main St, Lead, SD 57754-1604
+1 605-584-2067
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A MUST SEE & DO ATTRACTION!

This was the highlight of my visit to Lead. I had an EXCELLENT tour guide whose name was Katie... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Amazing Place to Go!

Folks, go see this place and check it out! Such an undiscovered wonder in Lead, SD, with tickets... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
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Built in 1914 by the Homestake Gold Mine the building boasted a billiards hall, bowling alley, library, 1,000-seat theater, and a 25-yd. heated indoor swimming pool. The elaborately designed building survived a theater fire in 1984 and sat empty for nearly a dozen years; but now is a nonprofit performing arts venue hosting 50+ events per year in theatre, dance, and concerts, and educational presentations while the first-ever plasterwork within the interior theater begins restoration progress in 2017.
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313 W Main St, Lead, SD 57754-1604
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the highlight of my visit to Lead. I had an EXCELLENT tour guide whose name was Katie. She gave me a wonderful tour of the opera house and filled me in with the very interesting history of the Homestake Mining Company and the...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Folks, go see this place and check it out! Such an undiscovered wonder in Lead, SD, with tickets *extremely affordable* and fantastic shows throughout the year. Truly an amazing place to go to any time of the year! Seriously, check this place out!!!

Thank Aaron L
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We were privileged to have Chris bring the Opera House and it's story to life for us through her dynamic tour presentation. She sang for us to demonstrate the amazing acoustics in the theater . The wood work is exquisite. Don't miss the new Interpretive...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We had a wonderful time at the Homestake Opera House in Lead today. They were setting uo for the Shane Owens concert so no official tours. However, Sarah gave us a quick tour and sang for us to demonstrate the amazing acoustics...and her beautiful voice....More

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Reviewed 26 July 2017

We stopped and took the tour. It was fun to see the inside and hear the history and how it all came about. The upstairs has more information of all things that it had when it was built. My son had fun too. I would...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

We stopped at the Homestake Opera House hoping to see a particular display. We ended up getting a full tour from Dennes who actually put together displays in the interpretive center. He was informative & had lots of fun details. Our tour ended in the...More

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Sarah C, General Manager at Historic Homestake Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you so much for making the time. The amazing story of "A Theater Built By A Gold Mine" is a beautiful one. See you again sometime!

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

We stopped in Lead for the day and had a most interesting and enlightening time. Sarah, the Director, gave us a most enthusiastic tour - including singing Ave Maria from the stage. My husband sang Twinkle Twinkle Little Star at the end of our visit....More

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Sarah C, General Manager at Historic Homestake Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

We are so very touched by your comments - thank you! With your help, we can go far. Sincere appreciation, Sarah Carlson HHOH Executive Director

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Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Just visited the Homestake Opera House in Lead, South Dakota. The director, Sarah, gave a fascinating tour including singing onstage to demonstrate the acoustics. We found it worthwhile as well as the tour from the information center to the Homestake Mines highlighting the Sanford Underground...More

Thank Jenny W
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Sarah C, General Manager at Historic Homestake Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to understand the amazing story of this 1914 treasure! Sincere appreciation, Sarah Carlson HHOH Executive Director

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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit-and th play was just excellent! Th acting was so fun as was th plot. We had a chance to see a little bit of the opera house and are anxious to come back. AND see more productions!

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Sarah C, General Manager at Historic Homestake Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for being there – we hope to see you again soon. We have some great nonprofit performing arts organizations in the Northern Hills! In sincere appreciation, Sarah Carlson HHOH Executive Director

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Our group of eight adults thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic tour of the Opera House. Sarah, our guide, made the tour so interesting. She was so informative on everything. She also sang on stage " Ava Maria" to let us hear the acoustics. Beautiful restored historical...More

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Sarah C, General Manager at Historic Homestake Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for bringing your whole group and having fun! Sincere appreciation, Sarah Carlson HHOH Executive Director

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Susan C
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I would suggest calling them on both questions 6055842067 I also checked the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish. I am very involved with them. there is a Bellman Brown Bag on that Wed noon to 1 free not a play and totally... More
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