Tooele County is home to an iconic landmark, the Old Opera House, which has been a beloved center of entertainment and culture for generations. Construction on the theater began on September 18, 1899, led by contractor Harvey Everett and a team of dedicated volunteers.
The Old Opera House officially opened its doors on July 28, 1900, with the celebrated drama, “Santiago,” marking the beginning of a long legacy of entertainment and cultural enrichment. The building was dedicated on December 1, 1901, cementing its place as a vital hub of the community.
Over the years, the Old Opera House has served as a dance hall in the basement and, later on, a motion picture screen, making it a center of recreation and leisure for residents and visitors alike. Saturday night dances held in the basement were particularly popular and drew in visitors from across the county and beyond.