Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce
2 Union Street
PO Box 105
Littleton, NH 03561
PHONE: (603) 444-6561
FAX: (603) 444-2427
The Littleton Opera House stands tall and proud as the staple of Littleton's Main Street and its performance venue is once again open to renters.
Feel the history course through your veins as you hold your meeting or performance on the same stage as some of Littleton's most notable historic figures.
The balcony seating area and hardwood floor offer up to 434 seats for attendees of meetings and performances, or dancers can kick up their heels, using the expansive space as a dance floor.
The performance venue is being managed by the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce, which has its offices and welcome center in the building. The venue, located next door to the Chamber offices, is the perfect setting for dances, performances, dress rehearsals, fundraisers and meetings with its wide open floor plan, stage area and balcony seating.
Littleton Opera House Event Calendar
Completed in 1895 at a cost of $33,836, the imposing figure, which sits at the corner of Main, Union and Cottage Streets, has housed town offices, a jail, a courthouse, the police station, the Eureka Hose Company and was originally called the Town Building. It is more commonly known today as the Opera House.
In 1881, Henry Lowell Tilton originally wanted an auditorium on a block adjacent to the current Opera House and near his Tilton's Opera Block (the block currently home to Bella Funk, WLTN radio and Glass Goddess Stained Glass Studio among other establishments). Tilton came to the realization the townspeople might not be behind the project and stopped work on it. Fourteen years later his idea of a performance venue was incorporated into the building before the turn of the 20th century thanks to some determined music lovers.
The historic structure was closed in 2005 for renovations because of structural concerns and fire and life safety code violations. Numerous residents and town officials banded together, forming committees, organizing and raising money to save the historic structure. Residents Joel Bedor and Brien Ward were at the forefront of the charge to save the structure.
Whatever the occasion, hold your next event at the Opera House, which has hosted such notable events as a 1941 birthday ball for legendary actress Bette Davis.
For availability and rental prices, please contact the Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce at 603-444-6561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.