Exeter Opera House

Water Street and Spring Street,
Exeter, NH 03833

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on June 24, 2021 at 10:33 am

The Exeter Opera House is listed in the 1897-98 edition of the Julius Cahn Official Theatrical Guide. J. Wingate was Mgr. There were 632 seats and tickets were priced at 35 cents to $1. The theatre was on the ground floor. The proscenium opening was 26 feet wide X 18 feet high, and the stage was 37 feet deep. There were 5 in the house band, and there was both gas and electric illumination. Newspapers were Gazette, News Letter, Advertiser and Examiner. Hotels for show folk were Squamscott, Granite Hotel and American Hotel. Railroad was the Boston & Maine. The 1897 population was 5,000.