C.L. Hoover Opera House

135 W. 7th St.
Junction City, KS 66441
Phone: (785) 238-3906
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In the fall of 1882 the Opera House opened with a grand celebration. Then after 16 years as the cultural "heart" of Junction City, the building burned one winter evening in 1898. Within days citizens had raised the funds to rebuild, and nine months later it was reopened, this time with a native stone theater attached to the red brick City Hall. The building was now an eclectic mix of materials and architecture very similar to the eclectic makeup of the town to which it belonged. Now 110 years later the Opera House-which in the intervening years has functioned as a theater and concert hall, the city offices and fire department, a storage location for World War II construction materials and a movie theater before it stood for 25 years as an empty shell-has now been reborn, thanks again to the tenacity of Junction Citians from all walks of life who would not give up on saving the antiquated structure. Place on the Historic Register in November 2003, the complete renovation to restore this "Jewel of the Prairie" has now been completed. On October 3, 2008 the Junction City Opera House was renamed the C.L. Hoover Opera House and re-opened its doors to the performing arts.

Season Opener Gala! - "If These Walls Could Talk"

October 3, 2015
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
"If These Walls Could Talk' is a musical variety show fundraiser event featuring local and Kansas City talent performing music and sce...More

Kansas State University Orchestra

October 16, 2015
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
The Kansas State University Orchestra is comprised of nearly 80 students who performs five concerts a year in McCain Auditorium under the l...More

Kelley Hunt in Concert

October 23, 2015
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
Kansas City native Kelley Hunt arrived on the music scene with an identity steeped in blues/roots/gospel traditions and a refreshing origin...More

The Comical Adventures of Old Mother Hubbard - Paul Mesner Puppets

November 13, 2015
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
Old Mother Hubbard loves her dog, and he loves her. In this comic poem, written in 1805, Old Mother Hubbard is always looking out for her b...More

The Nutcracker - Ballet Wichita

December 6, 2015
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
Since 1974, Ballet Wichita has been a leading force in dance in Kansas, performing original and classical full-length dance productions in ...More

1st Infantry Division Band Holiday Concert

December 18 - 19, 2015
Recurring daily
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
The 1st Infantry Division Band will captivate you, performing a variety of Christmas music. A holiday concert full of jolly classics and th...More

The Big Friendly Giant - Dallas Children's Theatre

January 19, 2016
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
Adapted for the stage from the novel by Roald Dahl, we join two misfits on an unforgettable odyssey. For a young orphan, the sight of a gia...More

School House Rock Live! - Wichita Children's Theatre

February 19, 2016
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
A pop culture phenomenon comes to life on stage in School House Rock Live!, the 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught a generat...More

Saint Louis Brass Quintet

March 5, 2016
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
Founded in 1964, the Saint Louis Brass Quintet is one of America's longest standing brass quintets. The group was originally formed by memb...More

Tallgrass Film Festival Road Show

March 20, 2016
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 2:00 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
The Tallgrass Film Festival Road Show returns to showcase a selection of short drama, comedy, and documentary films from the Tallgrass Film...More

Sunflower Youth Choral Festival

April 2, 2016
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
An evening of song featuring the Dallas Youth Chorale in conjunction with the Geary County Children's Choir and the Abilene Middle School C...More

Great Women of Jazz

May 13, 2016
Venue: C.L. Hoover Opera House
Address: 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS 66441
Time: Starting: 7:30 PM
Type: Events
Phone: 785-238-3906
Kate Skinner and the Ben Markley Trio perform a swinging evening of jazz celebrating some of the master female vocalists in jazz including ...More