City Opera House
Location: Traverse City
Mission Statement: To promote and nurture City Opera House as a regional hub for connecting people to the arts and each other.
Programming: City Opera House is the only Victorian opera house in Michigan to offer two Performing Arts Series - Auto-Owners Insurance Performing Arts at City Opera House and Auto-Owners Insurance LIVE at City Opera House. Additionally, COH offers arts education (youth/adult) and several public and private rental events. Annually, City Opera House hosts over 250 events and 60,000 patrons. City Opera House is the venue of choice for National Writers Series, Traverse City Film Festival, Traverse Symphony Orchestra, SwingShift and the Stars, Picnic at the Opera and more.
Looking to collaborate/route programming? Yes, absolutely! Currently, COH collaborates with managing partner, Wharton Center for Performing Arts, to present both series. In addition, COH works collaboratively to co-present or route high-caliber shows, which serve the mission. COH also works with presenters/promoters have also rent the venue and presented their own shows independently.
Celebrating 125 years, City Opera House is the destination attraction for quality arts and cultural entertainment, arts education, and public and private gatherings in Downtown Traverse City. The 680-seat theater’s unparalleled Victorian charm, superior acoustic quality, and accessible location all add up to an intimate and unique venue for both patrons and performers.