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Tibbits Opera House

14 S Hanchett St, Coldwater, MI 49036-1907
+1 517-278-6029
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Absolutely fabulous building and the nicest people around!If in the area, this is definitely not to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AaronFWA
Lovely Refurbished Theater

I've been to Tibbetts several times for plays. It's a small, intimate theater. I've been fortunate... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Deanna S
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Angola, Indiana
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Built in 1882, Tibbits Opera House features an exquisite, award-winning, French Second Empire exterior. It is among the oldest theatres in Michigan. Rich in history and ambiance, the theatre offers nearly perfect acoustics, an intimate 500-seat setting, and great entertainment year round. Shows vary from professional Summer Theatre, family shows, and an Entertainment Series of professional touring performers to community events, plays, musicals, concerts and variety shows. The building houses a permanent 19th century art collection and a unique community mural of "American Gothic." An art gallery exhibits shows by regional artists. Tours are available by appointment.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“summer stock” (6 reviews)
“small town” (6 reviews)
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14 S Hanchett St, Coldwater, MI 49036-1907
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+1 517-278-6029
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fabulous building and the nicest people around!If in the area, this is definitely not to be missed.

Thank AaronFWA
Stephanie B, Director of Operations at Tibbits Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review! We're glad you stopped in for a visit! :)

Reviewed 7 October 2017

I've been to Tibbetts several times for plays. It's a small, intimate theater. I've been fortunate to sit fairly close to the stage on all my visits so acoustics have been very good. I'm planning to see Jeff Daniels there in November so this will...More

Thank Deanna S
Stephanie B, Director of Operations at Tibbits Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We're happy you'll be joining us in November! In case you didn't know, we do have some "booster seat" cushions available. They are put out during kids' events, but not for general events. Any usher would be delighted to get...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

we have been to plays, concerts and weddings here. The old opera house is a nice venue. Comfy seating, wide isles and there is always someone there to answer any questions you may have.

Thank labontegirl
Stephanie B, Director of Operations at Tibbits Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for your review! We hope you'll join us for other events, like our auction, Jeff Daniels concert, or Classic Film Series this fall!

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Tin its is awesome! The shows they put on are amazing!!! I saw Footloose and the singing and dancing were fabulous.

Thank Tjimmyabby
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Best popcorn theater for kids. Summer theater program is top notch. The architecture and history is so beautiful. Definitely worth a visit.More

Thank Barlemotherof3
Stephanie B, Director of Audience Services & Outreach at Tibbits Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you so much for the review & for visiting us! I like to invite you to come for our Entertainment Series (Love, Loss & What I Wore; Jeff Daniels; Best of the Eagles, the Eagles Tribute Band; Comedy Fest) and our new Classic Film...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

What a great summer stock performance. Choreography was excellent, as well as costumes and overall performance. Set a record.

Thank Sbushouse
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a true gem in this small town. Have had season tickets to the summer series for last several years and never disappointed. Recent production of Footloose was no exception and our group thoroughly enjoyed it.

1  Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This historic building is enjoyable for history buffs, art lovers, and people of all ages. Tibbits offers a variety of styles, and is the home theater for many groups. Summer stock theater brings in professional actors. Popcorn theater is great entertainment on hot summer days...More

Thank joil826
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is an awesome old building. Has a new exterior look. Went to see Journey/Kansas cover band concert. the concert was great, seats are comfortable and not a bad seat in the house to view the stage.

Thank tabd3m
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed "Cemetery Club" comedy play. Like the environment and decor. Older play house so there are steps to deal with. Bathroom in basement for those who have limitations. Do have wheelchair access.

Thank Linda S
Stephanie B, Director of Audience Services & Outreach at Tibbits Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks for your review! Aside from the handicapped entrance, there is an elevator lobby that will take patrons down to a barrier-free restroom, so even if one has limitations, we have tried to be accommodating to those needs. We hope to see you back soon!

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