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Grand Opera House of the South

505 N Parkerson Ave, Crowley, LA 70526-4322
+1 337-785-0440
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The Grand Opera House is a gem! It's beauty and grandeur are unmatched! If you're traveling along... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2015
Amy T
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Wayne D.

I have seen Marcia Ball several times over the years. She still has the talent to put on good and... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2014
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Located in the historical downtown district of Crowley, LA When The Grand was originally built and opened by David E Lyons in 1901, it was the major arts venue between New Orleans and Houston. For 39 years some of the notables performing on the opera house stage included Enrico Caruso, Al Jolson, Clark Gable, Babe Ruth, Buffalo Bill, and Madame de Vilchez-Bisset of the Paris Opera. After the death of Mr. Lyons in 1940 The Grand remained closed for over 60 years. In 1999 the family of local businessman Lazar J. Gielen purchased the building with plans to restore the opera house back to its original grandeur. The historic landmark, which is now The Grand Opera House of the South, was donated to the non-profit organization by the Gielen family and is governed by a volunteer board of directors. After a $4.5 million renovation the Grand Opera House of the South reopened its doors in September 2008. Since then thousands of enthusiastic patrons have filled the theater, embracing the quality performances rich in arts and culture. All donations to the on-going restoration fund are greatly appreciated. As with all tax deductible contributions, memorial gift giving is also available by purchasing Opera House Seats and Concert Grand Piano Keys.
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23 May 2015
“Must See!!”
2 Sep 2014
“Wayne D.”
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505 N Parkerson Ave, Crowley, LA 70526-4322
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Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

The Grand Opera House is a gem! It's beauty and grandeur are unmatched! If you're traveling along I-10, you will not be disappointed with a quick stop to this historical venue in the quaint Downtown of Crowley, La. The venue has hosted artists like Aaron...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2014

I have seen Marcia Ball several times over the years. She still has the talent to put on good and excellent shows just like here good friend Bobby Kimball from Vinton, Louisiana. Who was lead singer for "Toto".

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Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

Recently attended the Grand Opera House of South season opener concert which was fabulous! The Grand Opera house in Crowley, La has been restored to its original glory ... Not to be missed as landmark , venue or for a concert. Several months ago I...More

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Response from Amy T | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend one of the B&B's in town. If you're group is larger, the Best Western in Rayne is a great hotel or the Hampton Inn in Jennings.
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