Harrington Opera House Society was founded on January 11, 1992 to
preserve the old opera house and Bank Block Building.
The Harrington Opera House first opened to the
"largest attendance in
the history of Harrington" on
December 16, 1904.
280 seat Opera House auditorium is part of the Bank Block, an imposing
building sitting on the corner of Willis and South Third Streets.
Designed and constructed out of locally made bricks by the Harrington
firm of J.R. Burrill and Company, it was completed in December, 1904.
Bank Block Building on National
Photo by Ed Haugan
The Harrington Opera House Society
is a 501 C-3, non profit organization dedicated to restoring the
1904 Bank Block Building. Our mission is to not only restore
and preserve the Bank Block Building, but to provide and promote
artistic & cultural events for our area communities..
Our mission as a service organization to the youth through Artists
in Residence programs and events that serve our citizens is key
to our success as an organization that has established longevity
& provides an integral link to the greater community.