Welcome to the historic Elkader Opera House…Elkader’s Arts and Entertainment Leader
The beautifully renovated 1903 Elkader Opera House is nestled in the scenic Turkey River valley in Elkader, Iowa. In addition to being on the National Register of Historic Places, the Opera House is best known as Northeast Iowa’s entertainment leader. With its rich cultural heritage the Elkader Opera House provides a charming and unique setting for any event.

Moon Over Buffalo

April 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2015 – 7:30pm
Matinee April 12, 2015 – 2:00pm

Moon_Web copyBy Ken Ludwig

Billed as the funniest show in New York by Liz Smith of the New York Post… The comedy has audiences rolling in the aisles. The second act has a show-within-a-show spoof of “Private Lives” with everybody in the wrong costumes reading the wrong lines. This has to be one of the most hysterical things ever put onstage. I have seen Moon Over Buffalo three times! I expect you to see it once.” Moon over Buffalo marked Carol Burnett’s triumphant return to Broadway after 30 years (for which she received a Tony Award nomination).

Adults $12; Students $7; General Admission Balcony $11


The Whiffenpoofs

May 1, 2015 7:30 pm
Yale University’s A Capella group
Whiffenpoofs 2015-3800They have performed on “The West Wing,” “Saturday Night Live,” “Gilmore Girls,” “The Sing-Off” and “Jeopardy!” The group has performed all over the US and World and now will bring their talents to the Opera House stage!
Information coming soon

Joseph Hall

June 6, 2015 7:30pm
Elvis Rock ‘n’ Remember

Joseph Hall, has been paying tribute to the legacy of Elvis Presley since 2006. He starred on NBC’s America’s Got Talent in 2008, making 6 TV appearances, viewed by more than 90 million people and placing as one of the top 10 finalists! Sharon Osbourne was impressed enough to tell him, ” I’ve got shoes older than you, but I’d like to try you on!” Joseph Hall has performed all over the world, from Las Vegas, Nevada to Porthcawl, Wales. Joseph Hall has won many awards throughout his young career including the “Spirit of Elvis ” award. Joseph has worked with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Legends in Concert, and has officially been recognized as one of the top Elvis tribute artists in the world today. Hall currently resides in Branson, Missouri with his family. He is in his 5th smash season in Branson Mo, performing to crowds from all over the country. Hall says

“My goal is to capture the essence of Elvis Presley, to pay tribute to him with the upmost respect to his legacy, his music, his image and above all else his fans.”


Information Coming Soon

AJ Swearingen & Jayne Kelli

August 22, 2015 7:30 pm
Iconic Songs of the Early 70’s

AJ Swearingen & Jayne Kelli have been performing their signature sound in theaters and opera houses across the United States with a style that echoes the great songwriter’s of the past. Folk icon Tom Rush recorded one of Swearingen’s tunes, “You’re Not Here With Me”, on his latest album. This song is also included on Swearingen & Kelli’s highly anticipated debut album. Together and separately they have opened for Crystal Gayle, Kenny Rogers, The Calling, Livingston Taylor, John McCutcheon, John Gorka and more. Audiences are hungry for authentic artists. Swearingen & Kelli deliver, sharing an undeniable chemistry with their unfiltered, from the heart songwriting and performing.
Information coming soon

Shrek the Musical

October 2, 3, 8, 09, 10, 2015 – 7:30pm
Matinees October 1, 4, 2015 – 2:00pm

The Opera House Players Celebrate their 50th Year!!!


Shrek copyBased on the Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig,book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
New Music by Jeanine Tesori. Originally produced on broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions.
Shrek The Musical is about an ogre named Shrek, who lives alone in a swamp. When the evil Lord Farquaad decides to banish all of the Fairy Tale characters from the Kingdom of Duloc, they ask Shrek to visit the evil Lord. Shrek agrees and meets Donkey on his way. Shrek The Musical was nominated for ten Tony awards in 2009.