Gravenhurst Opera House
The Gravenhurst Opera House, featuring both local and commercial entertainment year-round, continues to be one of Gravenhurst's most important attractions and the home of many great musical and theatrical performances of the past 100 years.
The Gravenhurst Opera House was built in 1901 for a cost of $12,000 and dubbed “Mickles’ Folly” (as a result of the astronomical price tag) after Mayor Charles Mickle. The Architect, John Francis Brown, incorporated elements of French Renaissance, English Vernacular, and Gothic influences into the building’s design. There have been over 6 Million visitors since opening!
The beautiful heritage theatre features excellent lighting and sound systems, a large stage with offstage storage areas, 338 comfortable upholstered theatre seats and the most up-to-date public safety systems available. Over the years many well-known performers have appeared on the Opera House stage. It has hosted many local and regional performers, both professional and amateur, as well as political and cultural ceremonies and a wide range of community events.