Built in 1893 by the Masonic Lodge in a thriving coal mining community.



That have allowed the community to be entertained by top performers.



To start repairs - we need your help! See our Donate page to learn more.


The What Cheer Opera House has a rich history of survival. The determination, and the sense of community and pride of a small town has kept the Opera House standing for over a century. The community's dedication to this historic site is needed again. The Opera House Board, with the community's support, restored the roof in 2019. Now it's time to look at the brick work and foundation both of which are in need of repair.

Take a look at the upcoming events, and make time to visit the What Cheer Opera House!

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Upcoming Events

2022 brings a great lineup of shows and we are excited to share them with you! Visit our "Events" page and plan on joining us sometime this year.

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Our primary goal is to improve the structural integrity of the What Cheer Opera House. We need financial help to do this. Please consider donating.

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We have projects underway to restore the What Cheer Opera House. Watch our Restoration page to see photos as we repair and update!

We Need Your Help...

in order to complete some much needed structural improvements and to expand our programming. We are holding a 2022 Fundraiser this fall; please consider participating!

Get in Touch!

Please send a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

Thank you for taking the time to contact us!