Plan Your Visit

Your first visit to the Pella Opera House is one that you’ll never forget. Because it’s a new experience you may be wondering what you should expect, wear, do, and more. Here is some information that will make your first visit to the Pella Opera House a memorable experience that you’ll hopefully want to repeat again and again.

Live performances are addicting—so prepare to get hooked!

Where is the best place to sit in the Opera House?

Where to sit really depends on a few things. The sightlines are best in the center of the theatre – either towards the front of the lower level or in the balcony. A lot of Opera House lovers enjoy sitting upstairs in the balcony because you can see the entire stage and all that makes a live performance extraordinary. But with only 324 seats in the house, there truly is not a bad seat anywhere!

Are any ticket discounts available?

Yes – there are a few options if you’re looking for discount tickets. Student tickets are available through the Box Office; call (641) 628-8625 for more info. Groups of 10 or more can save on tickets to the Opera House when they purchase through the Box Office. You can also receive FREE tickets through your membership.

What should I wear?

Don’t be intimidated that you have to get dressed up to attend a show at the Opera House. We want you to be comfortable and enjoy your experience with us. As with any theatre, we encourage you to dress in layers so you can adjust to your perfect temperature.

What time should I arrive?

We recommend arriving at the theatre at least 30 minutes before the performance begins to give yourself plenty of time to pick up tickets, purchase and enjoy a drink at our Balcony Bar, and find your seats. Downtown parking can be congested at times. Remember that free parking lots are available both one block north and one block south of the Opera House.

Where should I park in downtown Pella?

There is street parking all along Franklin Street and East 1st Street. There is also parking available in the parking lot on Liberty Street by the Public Safety Complex and on Washington Street (one block north of the Opera House).

Where do I pick up my tickets?

We recommend picking up tickets prior to the day of the performance to avoid lines, but will call is available at the Pella Opera House Box Office. We are able to mail you your tickets, if they have been order 7 days prior to the event.