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Tibbits Opera House

14 S Hanchett St, Coldwater, MI 49036-1907
+1 517-278-6029
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Great place for a small town

Best popcorn theater for kids. Summer theater program is top notch. The architecture and history... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barlemotherof3
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Coldwater, Michigan
Watch "Footloose" on stage

What a great summer stock performance. Choreography was excellent, as well as costumes and overall... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sbushouse
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Built in 1882, Tibbits Opera House features an exquisite, award-winning, French Second Empire exterior. It is among the oldest theatres in Michigan. Rich in history and ambiance, the theatre offers nearly perfect acoustics, an intimate 500-seat setting, and great entertainment year round. Shows vary from professional Summer Theatre, family shows, and an Entertainment Series of professional touring performers to community events, plays, musicals, concerts and variety shows. The building houses a permanent 19th century art collection and a unique community mural of "American Gothic." An art gallery exhibits shows by regional artists. Tours are available by appointment.
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“summer stock” (6 reviews)
“small town” (5 reviews)
“old building” (4 reviews)
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14 S Hanchett St, Coldwater, MI 49036-1907
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+1 517-278-6029
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best popcorn theater for kids. Summer theater program is top notch. The architecture and history is so beautiful. Definitely worth a visit.More

Thank Barlemotherof3
Stephanie B, Director of Audience Services & Outreach at Tibbits Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the review & for visiting us! I like to invite you to come for our Entertainment Series (Love, Loss & What I Wore; Jeff Daniels; Best of the Eagles, the Eagles Tribute Band; Comedy Fest) and our new Classic Film...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great summer stock performance. Choreography was excellent, as well as costumes and overall performance. Set a record.

Thank Sbushouse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a true gem in this small town. Have had season tickets to the summer series for last several years and never disappointed. Recent production of Footloose was no exception and our group thoroughly enjoyed it.

1  Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historic building is enjoyable for history buffs, art lovers, and people of all ages. Tibbits offers a variety of styles, and is the home theater for many groups. Summer stock theater brings in professional actors. Popcorn theater is great entertainment on hot summer days...More

Thank joil826
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is an awesome old building. Has a new exterior look. Went to see Journey/Kansas cover band concert. the concert was great, seats are comfortable and not a bad seat in the house to view the stage.

Thank tabd3m
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed "Cemetery Club" comedy play. Like the environment and decor. Older play house so there are steps to deal with. Bathroom in basement for those who have limitations. Do have wheelchair access.

Thank Linda S
Stephanie B, Director of Audience Services & Outreach at Tibbits Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! Aside from the handicapped entrance, there is an elevator lobby that will take patrons down to a barrier-free restroom, so even if one has limitations, we have tried to be accommodating to those needs. We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We went to a comedy show at Tibbits and it was great!! Beautiful historical building!! They are always in the process of making it better and more historically accurate! They also do "popcorn theater" in the summer for little kids!

Thank Lauren R
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This is a beautiful building to watch live entertainment. The way it was designed an actor can stand in the middle of the stage and whisper, but you can still hear them in the balcony even though they are not wearing a microphone. Tibbits offers...More

Thank Debra Y
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful evening in a newly refurbished 100+ year old jewel in Coldwater. Parking is across the street. Elevator is available. Ticket prices are reasonable. Summer Popcorn Theater is a great way to introduce theater to youngsters. By the way, Asner was a hoot. Humorous and...More

Thank B K
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Nice venue for a play, or show of any kind; also caters to kids with weekend events, and to the community with community service. Restored to past glory, it is a great setting in a small town. Attracts some decent talent to the stage.

Thank Curt M
Christine D, Executive Director at Tibbits Opera House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the review. We look forward to having you return.

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