Woodsville Opera House

65 Central Street,
Woodsville, NH 03785

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 22, 2011 at 1:22 pm

ken: That’s the Orpheum Theatre.

dplomin1954
dplomin1954 on August 28, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Yeah, nice that they saved the curtain and chandelier. Too bad they couldn’t have left it where it was and restored the Opera House!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on April 22, 2008 at 10:43 pm

This postcard shows a theater on Central Street, but the theater is part of the Hotel Henderson.
http://tinyurl.com/6mg7aj

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on December 17, 2006 at 10:30 am

The caption of the photo link posted above by Neal G says that the Opera Block was constructed in 1890. There is a theatre listed under Woodsville NH in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. However, it’s not the Opera House, but the “Music Hall”. I don’t know if they are one in the same. According to the Guide, the Music Hall had 600 seats, and was on the second floor of its building. The proscenium opening was 21 feet wide x 18 feet high, and the stage was 22 feet deep. Quincy Scott was the Mgr. Local hotels were the Wentworth, Johnson and Parker House. The population of Woodsville was given as 1,300.

Neal
Neal on April 22, 2005 at 8:20 am

This page has a photo of the Opera House as well:

http://www.cohase.org/Frames/Heritage.htm

teecee
teecee on April 19, 2005 at 8:56 am

The original chandelier is now in Alumni Hall in Haverhill, NH.
See attached photo:
http://www.town.haverhill.nh.us/alumihallarts.html