Reopening: Oshkosh, WI – Grand Opera House

Grand will reopen in fall

Oshkosh’s historic downtown opera house will remain closed for most of the year while repair work is completed to fix a structurally flawed roof.

It is still early in the renovation process, but the repair work at the Grand Opera House is expected to be complete in time for a grand reopening in the fall, said Grand executive director Joe Ferlo.

Damaged roof joists that left the ornamental ceiling near collapse were uncovered in the 125-year-old theater in January when work began on installing a sprinkler system. The theater closed its doors in February and relocated shows to other venues in town.

The Grand will continue to hold its programs at other sites, including Alberta Kimball Auditorium and Pickard Auditorium in Neenah, Ferlo said. The theater lobby will still be used for art displays and live music during the monthly gallery walks.

via Top local stories to watch for in 2010 | thenorthwestern.com | Oshkosh Northwestern.

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