"One can still sense the presence of John Philip Sousa. The famous John Philip Sousa brought his band here four times and in the hundred years since, almost nothing has changed in this building except for updated bathrooms. With the opera boxes in the front, it kind of has the feel of a smaller version of Washington DC's Ford Theater." - Michael B.
"Great venue! Great staff, sound. Can't wait to see another show here." - Ryan H.
The Memorial Opera House has long been a music mecca in Northwest Indiana. From our earliest days hosting John Phillip Souza and his band, to our current music productions, which include the world renowned South Shore Orchestra and the nationally recognized artists offered by Brightside Music LLC, there is music for every taste. The Memorial Opera House is truly where the arts create community.
To experience an upcoming music event in our historic venue, scroll down and choose from the offerings below.
South Shore Orchestra: Shostokovich Symphony 11 - Friday, October 25, 2019