Special Events

Bourbon and BBQ

Join us for this socially distanced special event Oct. 8th to learn more about bourbon and the meats that complement its smooth taste! We're partnering with Butcher's Brewhuis to provide a safe, fun outing for adults. We hope you'll join us for taste testing both some distinctive bourbons and delicious meats. Tickets (each sold individually, with only 4 people per table) are limited to ensure the health and safety of all!

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Doors Open at 6pm. Tasting Begins at 7pm.

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Bringing a Cup of Sunshine and Singing Gram to You!

We can all use a little bit of cheer these days! The Pella Opera House is offering a Cup of Sunshine and Singing Gram to brighten the day and raise some funds for continuing operations at our beautiful facility. It is a bright and cheery mug, with a concession stand coupon and a song by the talented Jara Johnson!

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UPDATE, August 26, 2020: In accordance with the Public Health Disaster Emergency Order issued by Governor Reynolds (3/17/2020, 5/27/2020, 7/24/2020 and 8/21/2020) and for the health and safety of our audience, artists, and staff, we postponed performances of:

  • The Diary of Anne Frank, March 24
  • Gordy and Debbie: Country Legends, April 3 and Aug. 22; now moved to 2021
  • Resurrection: The Music of Journey, April 18; moved to 2021
  • MacDougal Street West: The Music of Peter, Paul and Mary, May 7
  • Carpenters Once More, May 8
  • The Reluctant Pioneer, May 7-9
  • TipToe thru the Tulips on the Barton Theatre Organ, May 9
  • Central College Steel Pans, May 9
  • Phillip Bauer: The Legend of Johnny Cash, June 12.

We are working to reschedule performances in 2021. We will be announcing show dates and new shows for the next season as soon as dates can be safely confirmed. If you are a ticket holder, we ask that you hold your ticket for now as we look to determine the appropriate process for rescheduling, re-seating or refunding. Please know that if you choose, you may also make your ticket a tax-deductible contribution to the Pella Opera House. We look forward to a new year and a return to shows at the Pella Opera House!



The Pella Opera House is open to the general public M-S 10am-4pm for tours and visitors.

NEW Guided Tours will be offered 1:30pm each day for $5 per person or $15 for a family of 4 or more, which include a demo of our historic 1928 Barton Theatre Organ.

Self Guided Free Tours are available 10am-1:15pm and 2:30pm-4pm.


Theatre Shows

  • POSTPONED: Phillip Bauer and The Legend of Johnny Cash

    Friday, June 18, 2021 | 7:00 PM


    June 18, 2021 

    UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 Restrictions we have had to postpone this show.

    We are rescheduling this show for 2021. Thank you so much for your understanding during these ever changing times. We can’t wait to get back to entertaining in our space soon.


    Phillip Bauer has toured the world for decades with his tribute performance, “The Legend of Johnny Cash”, faithfully recreating the music and presence of The Man in Black. The show spans the entire journey of Johnny Cash’s career, including hits, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Get Rhythm”, “I Walk the Line”, “Ring of Fire” and many more. Johnny Cash’s longtime drummer W.S. Holland regards Bauer as, “the best tribute to John I have ever seen.” 

    Thank you to our sponsor Wiskus Group!   



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