King Opera House

Van Buren Walking Tour Journey

King Opera House

Van Buren, Arkansas 72956, United States

Created By: Van Buren


Productions are still staged in this opulent opera house. Built in 1891 as three separate commercial spaces, it was purchased and remodeled into a theater at the tum of the century by H.P. King. Jenny Lind and William Jennings Bryant were among the notable entertainers who performed here, reflecting its prominence in theater circles of the time. Over the years, it also housed both the Bob Bums and Victory Theaters. The ghost of a young traveling actor was shot by a local physician and is said to still haunt the stage.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Van Buren Walking Tour Journey


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