The Mauch Chunk Opera House
14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
The historic Mauch Chunk Opera House is one of America’s oldest vaudeville theaters, in operation after more than 135 years.
Nestled between lush intersecting mountains along the Lehigh River, the Mauch Chunk Opera House stands out as one of the largest structures in the picturesque Victorian village of Jim Thorpe, PA.
Located just 2 hours west of NYC, 1.5 hours north of Philadelphia, and a short drive from the Lehigh Valley, you won’t have to go far to be far away.
Built in 1881 adjacent to what was then known as Millionaire’s Row, the concert hall was a whistlestop for emerging vaudeville stars, as well as a popular gathering location for dignitaries, merchants, and politicians.
Today, the Mauch Chunk Opera House seats approximately 380 and is one of the northeast’s premiere listening spaces and most intimate concert venues. All seats are close to the show, and, afterward, we encourage you to stick around, enjoy the people and the space, and meet the artist after the show.
A historic structure, it undergoes continuous renovation, having recently received new seating, a new steel roof, revamped sound and stage lighting, major electrical improvements, interior and exterior repainting, and extensive lobby/gallery remodeling.
And the improvements continue so that we can continue to present you the finest year-round entertainment, ranging from classic rock and jazz to bluegrass, folk, theater, and special events – shows for every customer and taste.