City Opera House

Bringing Great Performances to the Traverse City Area

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Invest in Community - Support City Opera House

In 1890, three Traverse City businessmen, Anton Bartak, Frank Votruba, and Charles Wilhelm, had a vision: build an attractive venue for the community for the purpose of celebrating the arts and to enrich the lives of the people in northern Michigan.

City Opera House presents programs designed to connect people to the arts and each other:

  1. Performing arts presented in a professionally equipped facility
  2. Community event space with historic charm and unparalleled service
  3. Arts Education for Youth

Community support makes it possible for the arts and this historic venue to enrich individual and community life in the Grand Traverse region. Donations from the community are key in realizing the mission of this service organization: to promote and nurture City Opera House as a regional hub for connecting people to the arts and each other.

Your gift of financial support makes a difference as City Opera House strives to serve our community by:

Please invest in your community. Make your gift to City Opera House!

“Three factors converge to provide the best in entertainment. Beautiful downtown Traverse City, the spectacular City Opera House and the world class Wharton Center. We are so fortunate to benefit from the professional entertainment and environment provided by these strong forces.”
Steve Constantin, Traverse City Downtown Development Authority Board of Trustees; City Opera House Board Member

Thom Paulson
Director of Development
(231) 941-8082 ext. 207