The first performance at the McPherson Opera House was staged in 1889 in a beautifully decorated auditorium boasting a mural above the proscenium arch. Over the decades, the building served as a community cultural center offering performances, political rallies, suffrage meetings, movies, retail shops and apartments.
A major renovation project in the early 1990s saved the building from demolition. The McPherson Opera House now offers historical appeal with 21st-century facilities including meeting rooms, an art center and premier performance space. Call 620.241.1952 for information about tours, shows and tickets.