Pella Opera House is the area’s premier performing arts and rental venue. Experience outstanding entertainment and unique special events in our historic building!

The Opera House is open Monday–Saturday, 10 am–4 pm for self-guided tours and special events. A guided tour, with a demonstration of the 1928 Barton Theatre organ, is offered daily at 1:30 for a nominal charge.

Shows will be returning to the Pella Opera House for Tulip Time! We invite you to visit and enjoy the sounds of Karen Carpenter on Thursday and Friday, May 6 and 7. Or come for the historic presentation of The Reluctant Pioneer, the story of Maria Scholte, wife of the founder of Pella. Enjoy hearing our 1928 Barton Theatre Organ with Dr. Davis Folkerts on Saturday morning. Returning again for a fabulous Saturday Tulip Time afternoon show is the Central College Flying Pans Steel Band. Join us for live music in our historic theatre. Seating is limited and masks will be required.

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