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About Ye Olde Opera House

The mission of Ye Olde Opera House is to generate, promote, and support interest in the arts and provide arts experiences in Spring Grove, MN and the surrounding areas. 

Ye Olde Opera House was founded in 1978 when a group of dedicated citizens decided that they should put on a show. With virtually no money, a lot of determination, and an old barn they produced their first summer musical. Since then, lovers of the theater have been getting together every summer and against all odds put on one great show after another. In addition to the well-known summer musical, Ye Olde Opera House also produces several shows every year in their main street location, bringing the joy of live theater to audiences young and old from near and far.





My wife and our friend and I went to see "A PERFECT ARRANGEMENT" last night and I wasn't sure what to expect given this is a play about a variety of social and relational issues but focuses on the complexity of gay relationships in the McCarthy era in Washington being presented in a small town theater in the present.
The play was sparkling with truth, humor, sarcasm and real emotion. I was focused on the stage all evening and felt as though I had experienced something both enlightening and entertaining.
Now, in the interest of full transparency, I have to admit the director was my daughter but whether you see this play or a future one, don't be afraid to set your expectations high!


Bob M

February 2023


Great local theatre that puts on both children/youth shows as well as summer productions at the Ye Olde Gray Barn. Always amazing productions.

Travis T.
August 2022

Great room with great people. Go see a show here if you can!

Nick S
January 2022


Wonderful time, nice venue for plays, and cultural events.

Michael K

"Great show last night. Thanks to everyone, traffic control, food stand, and cast!!!! You folks have a great entertainment value going on here. Have been here before, just thought it was time to let you know that it is organizations like this that make the Mid-West the great place it is."


John R

Jul 15, 2017



"Huge shout out to the Ye Olde Opera House in Spring Grove and everyone that put on the awesome production of Chicago! That was our family's 1st time attending and we'll be back! Such a fun night!"


Trisha S.

Jul 17, 2017




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