Special Events

Festival of Trees

The 2020 Festival of Trees is open! Visit to view items and place your bid on our beautiful trees, wreaths and decor. Closing Saturday, Dec. 5 at noon, this year's event features more trees and decorations than ever. If you choose to visit the Festival at the Opera House, we have implemented additional safety procedures, including limiting the number of people who may come in at any one time. Masks and social distancing will be required. Follow a path (and stay socially distant) while travelling through the Pella Opera House. Shop the Christmas and winter decorations at the Boutique on the Balcony. Visit the Children's Winter Wonderland in the Historic Theatre before returning to the Great Hall for the display of trees, wreaths and tablescapes. All proceeds benefit youth programming at the Opera House.

Open Monday-Wednesday and Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm; Thursday, 10 am - 6 pm; Friday, 10 am - 5 pm

Let's all enjoy a little Christmas at Pella Opera House's Festival of Trees!


Pajamas and Pancakes TO GO


The Pella Opera House Annual Event GOES VIRTUAL!!

Advance orders by Dec. 10 required. Pick up on Dec. 17 & 18 from 10am-4pm. Mrs. Iowa will be handing out bags and available for photos from 3-4 pm on Dec. 17 and Dec. 18!

Pick up the fixings for a pancake breakfast as well as an activity bag and enjoy this special event in your own home and on your own schedule.

$25 per bag (1 bag for 2 children/adults)


2021 Shows Coming Soon


Covid Changes

We are working to reschedule and book new performances in 2021. We will be announcing show dates and new shows for the next season as soon as dates can be safely confirmed. Please know 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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