There aren't a lot of theater stages that can claim to have hosted presidential speeches—and fewer yet for which that president was William Howard Taft. Opened in 1883, the Grand Opera House has seen performances by the likes of Mark Twain, Harry Houdini, and John Philip Sousa, among other culture-makers of distant generations. Across a century and a quarter, the magnificent auditorium has played the parts of a vaudeville venue and a movie theater, and it wasn't until the mid-'80s that the stage resumed its duties as an opera house. After a sweeping referendum, the city acquired and restored the building, and in 1986 it reopened with a new staging of The Bohemian Girl—the same work that had first lifted its curtains more than a 100 years earlier. Today, 660 can enjoy the opera house's historic magnificence: an enormous, staggered chandelier, cherubic murals across the ceiling and flanking the balcony, and an unmatched ambiance of crimson and gold grandeur.
The production calendar for Appleton's Marcia's School of Dance offers an outrageous mix of comedy and drama for the theatrically inclined.
Whether you want mouth-watering food or great drinks, this theater has the restaurant just for you.
Bring the whole clan to this theater — kids and parents will love the ambience here.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
For more than 30 years, the dedicated instructors at Valley Social Dance Studio have shared their joy of ballroom dancing with students of all experience levels. These certified teachers make it fun by making it easy, leading group and private lessons at a slow pace while making sure that everybody remains engaged.
Imagine the best theater Appleton has to offer. Mirror Image Dance Academy has all that and more.
For composure, confidence, and comfort, take a dance class at Mirror Image Dance Academy.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.