ALERTS

Webster County is under a Directed Health Measure until at least May 12th * Webster County Community Hospital and Clinic will not allow visitors into the facility. Only patients are allowed to enter. Exceptions include pediatric patients who may have one adult and those patients requiring end of life care *Red Cloud Community Schools will be closed until further notice. School buildings are closed to the public and to students through May 31st * The RCHS Alumni Banquet has been cancelled * *City of Red Cloud offices are closed to the public and the Community Center is closed as well until at least May 12th * See the COVID-19 Resources page for more closures and community updates

COVID-19

The South Heartland District Health Department area (Webster, Nuckolls, Clay, and Adams Counties in Nebraska) has reported at least 13 positive cases of COVID-19. Webster County is under a directed health measure until at least May 12th. A directed health measure means restaurants and bars can only do takeout, curbside or delivery and that there is now an enforceable order limiting gatherings to 10 people or less. As of 6pm on Monday, April 6th Nebraska has 412 cases and 8 deaths. Kansas has 845 cases and 25 deaths. Kansas is also under a stay at home directive while all 93 counties in Nebraska are under a directed health measure. Travel to Red Cloud for anything other than work is not recommended at this time. We will update this page daily.

Due to heightened concerns surrounding COVID-19, the City of Red Cloud is taking precautions to best protect the health, safety, and welfare of the community. Effective immediately, the City Hall and the Community Center will be closed through at least May 12th.

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Red Cloud Opera House

Red Cloud Opera House

Attraction Information

TOUR TIMES
9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. No Saturday afternoon or Sunday tours during the winter months. Open 1-5 on Sunday during the Summer. 
For tour prices click here.

Built in 1885, the Red Cloud Opera House transports visitors back in time to set the mood, scene, and tone of the 1890s, when Willa Cather and her friends eagerly anticipated the arrival of traveling productions such as The Bohemian Girl and The Mikado. As Cather herself put it, "Only real people speaking the lines can give us that feeling of living along with them, of participating in their existence." It was in the Red Cloud Opera House that Willa Cather first experienced theater and opera, performed on the Opera House stage, and delivered her high school graduation oration in 1890. Today, a wide range of artistic performances—from musicals to rock concerts and everything in between—grace the stage where Cather had her high school graduation ceremony. Galleries and featuring work from nationally renowned artists and exhibits from the Willa Cather Foundation’s archive can be found on the first floor and in the auditorium.

Contact Name
LauraLea Johnson
Address
411 North Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Phone
402-746-2653