‘A Theatre for All the People’
The Mineral Point Opera House, dedicated in 1915, continues to serve the community’s vibrant arts scene.
Dedicated in 1915 as the “Theater for All the People,” the description still holds true for the Mineral Point Opera House. Claude and Stark, an influential Madison architectural firm, designed the original vaudeville house, which, in its early days, attracted nationally acclaimed touring artists who presented first-class entertainment to an enthusiastic and prosperous community. With a balcony and two boxes, the auditorium originally seated over 700 spectators who were treated to live drama, comedy, grand opera, and symphonic music.
As movies gained prominence as entertainment, the community spent their weekends in the theater enjoying first-run movies through the years. A local group of talented actors, directors, and entertainers formed The Shake Rag Players who delighted local audiences for decades.
139 High St
Mineral Point, WI 53565