Built in 1930, the Manitou Opera House in Manitou, in the Municipality of Pembina, replaced an earlier structure destroyed by fire in January 1930. This building by Winnipeg architect Charles S. Bridgman is noteworthy for its unusual architecture, both inside and out. It will hold 385 people, or 100 for a smaller event. In front of the building, which is a municipally designated historic site (1997), is a bust commemorating suffragist Nellie McClung, who lived in the Manitou area from 1890 to 1911.
Further information, and bookings for use of the facility, are at Manitou Opera House.
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Wawanesa History Monument (Wawanesa, Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Boissevain Town Hall (578 Cook Street, Boissevain, Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hartney Town Hall (220 West Railway Street, Hartney, Municipality of Grassland)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Virden Municipal Building and Auditorium (228 Wellington Street West, Virden)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Nellie McClung Park / Nellie McClung Plaque (Wolseley Avenue, Winnipeg)
We thank Ed Grassick, Al Thorleifson, Lorna Clark, and George Penner for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 3 October 2022
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