The Ghost of Woodland Opera House

The Woodland Opera House

Back Event Oct 7, 2022 @ 7:35 pm By Mary Nauer

Chris and Betsy Taloff, in memory of Paul and Barbara Taloff, present The Ghost of Woodland Opera House Woodland Opera House,

340 Second Street, Woodland, CA 95695 October 7 – 30, 2022 Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. & Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

The Ghost of Woodland Opera House is inspired by the history of the WOH and the heroism of Woodland resident and volunteer firefighter William W. Porter. Porter was the single casualty of the fire of 1892 that resulted in the loss of the original Opera House along with many downtown buildings and residences. Since Porter’s death, there have been numerous reports of ghostly sightings throughout the years at the Woodland Opera House.

Volunteers and visitors, actors and audience members alike claim to have experienced supernatural specters, strange smells, and startling sounds. Traditionally, many of these unexplained events have been attributed to William Porter whose spirit purportedly still inhabits the historic theatre. A new comedy by Matthew Abergel and Bob Cooner, The Ghost of Woodland Opera House tells the story of a troupe of traveling actors in 1909 who arrive at the theatre to perform their latest melodrama. But mysterious accidents make a mess of their dress rehearsal. Could it be the malevolent meddling of the ghost that reportedly haunts the Opera House?

This show is perfect for the Fall/Halloween season! Due to the nature of the Main Stage shows, and for the comfort of our patrons and actors, we do not allow children under the age of 4.

Reserved seats are $30 for adults, $23 for seniors 62+, and $15 for children 17 and under. Balcony tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for children. Flex Pass specials and group rates are available. Tickets on sale now at

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no performance on Friday, October 14.