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Opera House Tours


In celebration of its 60th Anniversary, Goodspeed Musicals opens its doors to the community for Open House Day with FREE tours on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m

Go behind the scenes of a musical at the Goodspeed Opera House on an hour-long tour. Explore the iconic building while learning about the vibrant history of the Opera House, and the hundreds of musicals that have been produced on its stage.

A $10 discount is also being offered on tickets purchased from the Box Office during Open House Day for evening performances to all of Goodpeed’s productions in the 2023 season at The Goodspeed and The Terris theatres. 

Where do Country Stores and Steamboats and Sherlock Holmes and Highways and Annie and Tony all come together?

Goodspeed Opera House TourCome hear the story of how an enterprising family, a picturesque landmark, an insightful restoration, and brilliant execution evolved into one of the most important institutions in American theater: Goodspeed Musicals.

Go behind the scenes of a musical at the Goodspeed Opera House. Explore our magical building while learning about the vibrant history of the Goodspeed!

Our hour-long tour is a perfect extension of any visit to the picturesque Connecticut River Valley. Have a picnic on the lawn, visit the nearby Gillette's Castle and Connecticut River Museum, or top your visit off with our current show. 

Even better, bring your friends! We can accommodate groups from 5 to 55 and can schedule to meet your needs seven days a week. (Provided that we're clear two hours before a performance. The show must go on!) Make a day of it... Many groups enjoy coming down for a tour in the late morning, lunch at the renowned Gelston House right next door, followed by a matinee of our current production. Altogether a complete theatrical experience.

2023 Tour dates:
Tours are conducted on the first Saturday of the month, through December 2023, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m (last tour leaves at 12:00 p.m.). Just walk in and our trained docents will guide you through the whole experience. All tours are open to the public. Reservations are not required. Tours last approximately 1 hour.


Adults: $5, Children under 12: $1, Children under 6: no charge

Goodspeed Members tour for free when they present their current Membership card (this does not apply to groups).

Goodspeed Opera House on-line tour