Piper’s Opera House Today
Built in the 1880s, Piper’s Opera House attracted famous stars from Europe and the United States and is listed by the League of Historic Theaters. One of the most significant vintage theaters on the West Coast, this stage once welcomed President Grant, Buffalo Bill, Al Jolson and Mark Twain.
Today Piper’s Opera House is a sought after Performing Arts Center. Theatrical performances, concerts, non-profit events and more continue to keep this historic house alive.
Storey County purchased Piper’s Opera House in 2017 from the Storey County School District. It is managed by the Virginia City Tourism Commission providing staff for the facility and oversight through a Board of Directors. The following are Board members who have joined together to support the ongoing mission of the organization:
Marshall McBride – Chairman
Vacant – Vice Chair
Candace Wheeler – Secretary
Piper’s Opera House is a 501c3 non-profit organization.