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The Barre Opera House, located in Barre, Vermont, is a century-old performing arts facility that serves as a foundation of history and culture of the city. Hosting 70-100 events annually, the opera house is known for its diversity and class - catering from local theater and arts organization to renowned musicians and dancers. Also a highlight of the Barre Opera House is its performance series called the Celebration Series, running from the month of September to May featuring a number of today's famous performers.

Boasting a spacious lobby and state of the art lighting system, the Barre Opera House can seat up to 650 people, providing only the best theater and art performances. The theater is available for rental whether it's for a corporate affair or a family event. The Barre Opera House is graced with over 20,000 visitors annually for performances by both local and international artists.

A gallery is also housed inside the performing center where local artists can showcase their craft. Run by volunteer artists, the gallery serves as a good venue of opportunity for both individuals and arts organizations.

Built in August 23, 1899, the Barre Opera House replaced its predecessor, the Barre City Hall/Opera House, after it burned down in 1898. The new opera house was designed by George G. Adams, and opened with 1,000 seats. The facility is interlaced with a colorful history, given the fact that it has existed for over a century already as a performance space for plays and any other forms of entertainment. Among its famous events include two presidential speeches held in the venue - William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt. In 1944, it was shut down and remained closed until a community effort in October 1982, and restoration and renovations for the opera house started.

The Barre Opera House has had many minor renovations and continues to grow. More famous artists and plays have been featured in the theater including Noel Stookey and Robert De Cormier and the performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance.
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