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Last updated: March 8th, 2022

COVID-19

What is the MPOH's current policy regarding COVID-19?

You can find the most current policy at mpoh.org/covid. As of 10/22/21, the policy reads as follows:

All audience members, staff, volunteers, and performers at Opera House events will require proof of fully vaccinated status for no less than 14 days before the day of the event or a negative COVID-19 test administered by a health professional within the previous 72 hours.

Attendees to all-age events who are not yet old enough to receive the vaccine will be admitted with proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within the previous 72 hours.

Attendees less than two years of age are exempt from these requirements.

We will accept the following as proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a professionally administered (physician, clinic, pharmacy, etc.) negative COVID-19 test, along with matching photo ID:

  • The original COVID-19 vaccination document or negative test result
  • A physical paper copy of either document
  • A snapshot on your mobile device of either document
  • At home tests will not be accepted
Do I Have To Bring My Vaccination Card, Or Will A Photocopy Suffice?

You can show an original vaccination card, a copy of your vaccination card, or a picture of your vaccination card that will be matched with your ID. Your records from the WI Immunization Registry are also acceptable.

Are Masks Required?

In accordance with current City of Mineral Point policies for all municipal buildings, all audience members, staff, volunteers, and performers must continue to wear masks or face coverings while not eating, drinking, or performing, regardless of vaccination status. Effective face coverings must completely cover the nose and mouth and must be worn at all times unless actively consuming food or beverage. Face shields, gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable as primary face coverings.

Why Is The MPOH Enacting This Policy?

We are working to ensure we are reopening in the safest way possible for staff, artists, crew, fans, and communities at large. We believe it’s much better to take these precautions so we can enjoy shows together rather than go back to no shows at all.

Will Event Staff Follow The Same Protocol As Audience Members?

Yes. All venue staff and vendors will be required to follow the same on site health check requirements as fans. We are all in this together and working by the same guidelines.

General Questions

What are the Opera House's box office hours?
  • Thursday 10 am – 2 pm
  • Friday 10 am – 2 pm
Where Is The MPOH Located?

The Opera House is located in the heart of scenic downtown Mineral Point at 139 High Street. The map below shows our location, as well as convenient parking areas:

 

Is There A Lost & Found At The MPOH?

If you left an item at the Opera House, please call our box office at 608-987-3501 during our business hours and they can check to see if it was turned in. Items are kept for two weeks after the event and then donated to a local charity.

Is The MPOH Available For Rental?

Yes, we would love to host your event! Wedding receptions, high school proms, business events, holiday parties – you name it! The Opera House is a beautiful space for many special occasions. Please visit our Rental Page for more information.

How Can I Support The MPOH?

First of all, thank you for your support! It is through the generosity of our outstanding donor base that we are able to bring first-rate entertainment to the Mineral Point Opera House. The easiest way for you to support the Opera House’s mission is to become a Friend of the MPOH. Click on the link to find out how you can support our operations and get something in return.

I'd Rather Give My Time At The Opera House. Can I Volunteer?

Certainly! Our volunteers help us in many ways: event operations, venue cleaning, poster distribution. Just as we couldn’t sustain our operations without the generosity of our donors, we aren’t able to stage our performances without our wonderful volunteers who generously donate their time to help in our mission. Plus, our volunteers are able to earn admission to Opera House events. Want to help? Click on the volunteer link to learn more and to sign up today!

Going To A Show

What Basic Information Should I Know Before Attending A Show?
  • Please arrive early to the venue to allow enough time for you and your guests to move through the queue and enter the venue.
  • We suggest you leave valuable and unnecessary items at home.
  • All alcohol and narcotic laws will be strictly enforced.
  • We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone. If you see something that concerns you, please say something to our management or security so we can ensure the best experience possible.
  • Get ready to have a good time!
What Time Do Doors Open Before A Show?

As a general rule, doors open for the show one hour before the advertised show time. Occasionally an artist will need extra time for set-up and sound check, and this could briefly delay the time we open the doors. Please check the event listing for door times for each specific show.

What Is Not Allowed Into The MPOH?
  • No guns, knives, weapons, pepper spray, projectiles of any kind, or any other item that could be used to inflict harm.
  • No replica weapons.
  • No drugs, drug paraphernalia or illegal substances of any kind.
    The use or possession of any illegal drugs will not be tolerated anywhere inside or outside the venue and will be cause for ejection without refund.
  • No outside food or drinks – cans, bottles or coolers. This also includes empty water bottles.
  • No personal video cameras, Go-Pros, selfie sticks, drones, masks or laser pointers.
  • No professional audio, video, or audio recording equipment – (including detachable lenses, tripods, zooms or commercial use rigs)
  • No unsealed liquids or gels of any kind.
  • No jewelry or clothing that could inflict harm.
  • No large bags over (10″ x 10″), backpacks, Camelbacks or Bota bags.
  • No stuffed animals, toys, lawn furniture, fireworks, or umbrellas.

This list of prohibited items is not inclusive and subject to change at the discretion of venue management and security.

Can I Bring A Camera To The Show?

Patrons are allowed to bring in a SMALL personal camera. Professional cameras, or anything with a detachable lens is not allowed without a photo pass from the artist. Please note that permission to take photos is at the discretion of the artist. Video recording is not permitted. Cell phone usage and any photography is strictly prohibited at all comedy performances.

Can I Smoke/Vape Inside The MPOH?

No, smoking and vaping are NOT permitted in the venue. A designated smoking section is available outside.

Are Your Shows Reserved Seating?

As a rule, all shows at the Opera House are reserved seating. However, at the venue’s discretion, some shows may be sold as general admission. Please be sure to check the event listing for each show to see the seating policy for that event.

Does The MPOH Have A Specific ADA Accessible Area?

Yes. Accessible seating is available online through PurplePass by purchasing tickets in the ADA accessible area. If you need assistance you can call our box office at 608-987-3501 or email info@mpoh.org. We have specific ADA seats in our orchestra area. Please find venue staff if you need assistance on the day of the show.

My Tickets Are At Will Call. How Can I Pick Them Up?

All guests picking up tickets at Will Call must show a photo ID, credit card used to purchase the tickets, and ticket confirmation number. Will Call tickets can only be picked up the night of the event.

Can My Tickets Be Refunded?

With the exception of our COVID-19 policy, all ticket sales are final. Tickets will only be refunded if an event is canceled. Show times and support acts are subject to change without notice. In the event that a show is canceled, refunds are available at the point of purchase. For online purchases, refunds will be issued automatically to the card on which the tickets were purchased.

History

When was the Opera House built?

The Mineral Point Opera House was dedicated in 1915 as A Theatre For All The People. It has been in continuous operation ever since then.