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Matthews Opera House & Arts Center

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Address: 612 N. Main St., Spearfish, SD 57783-2445
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Built in 1906, The Matthews continues the cultural tradition of bringing...

Built in 1906, The Matthews continues the cultural tradition of bringing performance arts and also a fine art gallery to both the Spearfish community and visitors to the Black Hills. Community theatre, both adult and children's, national acts -- from classical, pop, comedy, et al, fine art shows, receptions, and much more keep this historical property alive right in the middle of downtown Spearfish, SD.

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A downtown gem

A beautifully restored 100 year old opera house presenting community theater and a variety of entertainment through out the year with a wonderful art gallery featuring area... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 July 2016
Jim H
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Spearfish, South Dakota
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Spearfish, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

They have done a great job at renovating this historic theater. I have attended and even acted in some great plays in this theater over the years. A perfect place to take a date or perhaps your family.

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

A beautifully restored 100 year old opera house presenting community theater and a variety of entertainment through out the year with a wonderful art gallery featuring area artists.

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Thank Jim H
Sundance, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

WE have attended 6 plays here have enjoyed them all!!! It is a nice place to have a time of entertainment that will make you laugh and enjoy the show and you are not broke when done. Take the time and enjoy this gem in downtown.

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Pierre, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Spearfish had done an excellent job utilizing this space. We have attended shows and dance lessons here. The staff should be applauded for their excellent use of the Opera House and their involvement in the community. Bravo!

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

As a local, this is one of my favorite venues in Spearfish! The restored opera house has a great line-up of theater, musical and community events through out the year. Lots of history in those old walls. We've enjoyed entertainers from around the world in this little theater. The restoration is on-going with air conditioning being the most recent upgrade.... More 

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Thank SDCooks
Jayne R, Manager at Matthews Opera House & Arts Center, responded to this review

We want to thank you for such a great review of The Matthews. Please visit us again sometime! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

This is a completely restored 1890's opera house with comfortable seating. Events include out of town entertainers as well as local community plays. The attached art gallery has an exceptional collection of local artists who have national reputations.Wine and beer available at shows..See their website for a calendar.

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Jayne R, Manager at Matthews Opera House & Arts Center, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your great review of The Matthews. Be sure to stop in again, we'd love to see you. More 

Globe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

The arts center is a most interesting collection of unique pieces of art work offered by local artists. A very enjoyable place to see ,friendly staff to answer all your questions . I enjoyed this very much and purchased some beautiful note cards with envelopes.

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Churubusco, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

While staying in Spearfish, South Dakota, we did a lot of wandering around the downtown area, which is wonderfully nice and homey. We stopped into the art gallery/store and the (extremely nice girl that was working there took us next door, through the Opera House. The opera house itself has been remodeled back to it's original beauty and they did... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

A sweet venue for plays and music! Comfortable seating, great entertainment! Renovation efforts are remaining true to the era when the Opera House was first built. The Art Council are doing a tremendous job in bringing in top notch entertainment!

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

Beautifully restored theater with absolutely amazing presentaton of drama by local performers as well as wonderful selection of professional performers from across the nation.

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