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While many events through the years can claim to be performed in these walls, today our historic venue serves as a performing arts venue for music and plays and everything else in between. It’s one of the most popular locations for weddings, booking months or even a year in advance. Families have used the facility for reunions and other special events.

Today, we invite you to step back in time and join us for one of our many performances taking place.

Tours & Visiting

Did you know Piper’s Opera House was burnt down twice? Does Maguire’s Opera House have the same ring? That is the opera house’s original name when built in 1863 by Thomas Maquire, known for his influences with the San Francisco theaters. When did John Piper come onto the scene?

Learn the history of Piper’s Opera House through the years and take a tour of this Virginia City and Storey County gem.

Weddings at Piper’s


One visit to Virginia City and you know it’s special. Wooden boardwalks. Old time saloons. History that runs as deep as the mines that once consumed the landscape. It’s the real deal. And has been known to create a spark or two. For those, a wedding a Piper’s Opera House is the perfect dream location to begin a life-long journey.

Booking your wedding is just the first step to creating an experience that you and your guests will remember for a lifetime.

Historic Beauty

Virginia City’s Gem

With a history dating back to the 1860s, Piper’s Opera House attracted famous stars from the United States and Internationally. It’s listed by the League of Historic Theaters and has been called one of the most significant vintage theaters on the West Coast. Learn more.
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