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Fairmont Opera House

The Fairmont Opera House is the oldest operating opera house in Minnesota! In 1902, the Fairmont Opera House opened and has been thriving with successful performances ever since! Their stage hosts a variety of performances encompassing classical, comedy, drama, and beyond to foster a deep appreciation for performing arts. The nonprofit theater introduces cultures from all around the world by hosting multiple national and international acts each year. Keep your eye out for their upcoming events that create a welcoming space for all ages to appreciate the arts!

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Local History: Established in 1901,  the opera house was used for local and professional plays, live music, local events, and private gatherings. The use of the word “opera” in the name was, in the early 1900s, more politically correct than a theater. Its original massive horseshoe balcony, decorative walls, and tinted electric lighting were a source of community pride. Through the 1950s, the main draw of patrons through the doors was the big production movies Hollywood was creating. In 1980, the building was placed on the National Register of Historical Places and became a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Extensive efforts have been made to refurbish the historic building for future generations!

Meeting Space Amenities

  • Capacity: 498
  • Rental Fee
  • Wi-Fi
  • Projector
  • Sound system
  • Stage
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Parking
Fairmont Opera House

Fairmont Opera House


45 Downtown Plaza
Fairmont, MN 56031

(507) 238-4900

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323 East Blue Earth Avenue
P.O. Box 976
Fairmont, MN 56031


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