Official Best Historic Theater in MN

About Us

Welcome to the

Opera House

The Fairmont Opera House is proud to present season after
successful season of live performances. This historic theater is a significant community asset, adding to the quality of life in and around Fairmont for close to 150 years. The space is used for local and professional plays, live music, arts performances, local
events, and private receptions and gatherings.

We are truly grateful that so many volunteers offer their time, skills, and financial gifts to help bring so many wonderful artistic and community events to this community. We hope you come and visit us soon.


By providing high-quality arts and entertainment, Fairmont Opera House Inc. strives to advance cultural experience and community involvement within the historic Fairmont Opera House facility and throughout the region.

Why Opera House?

Actually, opera has very rarely been performed in the Fairmont Opera House! In the early 1900’s the use of the word “opera” in the name was more politically correct than a “theater” or “variety hall,” which were deemed morally corrupt. During this period of history, opera was a product of high civilization and a respectable form of entertainment. The name suggested that this theatrical house stood on moral high ground (even though the entertainment inside these walls was the same as in any variety hall or theater of the age). In keeping the original name, we preserve a bit of our history and a wry smile.




Board of Directors

Board chair: Bob Luedtke
Vice Chair: Samantha Werre
Treasurer: Jane Reimann
Secretary: Zach Peterson
Mike Edman
Justin Miller
Chantill Kahler-Royer
Seth Becker
Blake Potthoff

Blake Potthoff

Executive Director

Katelyn Langwith

Katelyn Langwith

Administrative Assistant

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Box Office Hours:
9:00am-2:30pm and 1 hour prior to Event

*Doors Open 1 Hour Before Event, House Opens 30 mins Before Event

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