Homestake Opera House

313 W. Main St., Lead, SD
Capacity: 280 people

About Homestake Opera House

Rent the Homestake Opera House for your next event! We offer a variety of packages at different rates based on your needs. Rates differ between shows and other venue rental such as weddings, conferences, etc. Built in 1914, The Homestake Opera House has a long history of serving the community. Phoebe Apperson Hearst, widow of George Hearst, believed the people of Lead deserved to explore the arts and culture. Through this dream, the Homestake Opera House was built. A true community center for the miners, Homestake had a theater that sat 1,000, a billiards hall, library, bowling alley and a heated indoor swimming pool. The residents enjoyed the amenities of the Homestake Opera House for many years, until a fire burnt most of the theater in 1984. After sitting empty for 11 years, the building was purchased from the City of Lead, and planning for restoration and structural improvements began. Reconstruction of the stage and theater floors, restoration of the foyers, lobby, and plasterwork was expertly completed by former Homestake Gold Mine employees. Numerous restorations and additions have been completed throughout the last few decades, including the installation of heated floors, new windows and wood floors, restored murals and ceiling, returned water fountain and cherub sculptures, original stained glass light fixtures, and updated sound system,

Event Pricing

Theater Rental Package
$750 /event
Pricing for all event types
"We Got This" Package
$1,000 /event
Pricing for all event types
Wedding Rental Packages
$1,250 - $2,000 /event
Pricing for weddings only
"On Stage" Package
$1,500 /event
Pricing for all event types
"All In" Package
$2,000 /event
Pricing for all event types
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Last Updated: 5/9/2022

Event Spaces

Venue Types
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 280