The Shepherdstown Opera House is one of the oldest movie theaters in America, bringing music and entertainment to Shepherdstown since 1910. A unique venue with a close proximity to the DC and Baltimore areas.

Inside the Opera House

Not a restaurant or a bar, the Opera House is a state-of-the-art, full-service theater on the National Historic Trust Registry. The theater has a special feel to it, with good vibes throughout the original seats and hardwood dance floor. An amazing sound experience is created from the original parabolic shape and technical capabilities of the room. Artists and audience experience something very special at each show.
In early 2011 we completed a massive light, sound and visual upgrade including a Presonus StudioLive 24 channel digital mixing board with a DBX spectrum analyzed room EQ. Supporting this we've got a stack of mains and a set of bass bins that can forcibly remove socks from your fans. The room can also be leveraged as a recording studio and a digital visual platform for just about anything. The green room has a full bathroom with shower, wardrobe, large outdoor balcony, and rooms with accommodation capabilities.

Shepherdstown is a well suited home for the Opera House. Unique in its own right, with a long, rich history of creativity and the arts. Voted one of the best small towns in America by the NY Times, the oldest town in West Virginia has an active music scene supported by locals, Shepherd University students, and people from the surrounding metro areas.


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Tech Specs:

Front of House

PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2 digital mixer including full dynamics(gate, compressor, limiter, expander, and parametric eq) on every channel
Graphic EQ on All Monitor Mixes
DBX Drive Rack PA+ Loudspeaker Management System
Four 18" speakers
Four 15" speakers
4 Horns
QSC 2450 and QSC 850 Power Amps
Two JBL Eons in back of House for supplementary fill

On Stage
Six JBL Eon G2 monitor wedges
Four Separate Monitor Mixes
Shure Beta Series and Original Series Microphones
Other Microphones include Sennheiser Condensers, AKG, Audio Technica
1910 Schumann Full Upright Piano