About the Historic Homestake Opera House
Built by the Homestake Gold Mine in 1914, this historic performing arts venue on Lead's Main Street seated more than 1,000 people, and also housed a library, billiards hall, bowling alley, and swimming pool – and survived a theater fire in 1984.
This beautiful and beloved partially-restored building currently hosts theatre, dance, and concerts, tours, and presentations all year round as well as fundraiser events throughout the year and community theatre.
The Gold Camp Players community theatre group features five annual performances: adult comedy/drama plays, musicals, variety shows, and children's plays. The group consists of several talented performing arts volunteers from the Northern Hills, dedicated to the music, dancing, theatre, and stage productions within the Historic Homestake Opera House.
Although much infrastructure and theater improvements has been done since the 1984 fire, the plasterwork restoration in the interior of the theater is being completed for the first time. Read more