Terror at the Grand Opera House Returns for 2021
Each October the Grand Opera House is transformed into a labyrinth of terror. Using 4 floors of the historic (and haunted) opera house, guests find their own way through a series of mind bending, phobia filled, scream inducing scenes.
Light Fright begins at 6:30pm and includes a tour through the theater with the lights on, led by a friendly tour guide. At each station in the Haunted House someone may pop out at you, but they will have treats to offer to make up for their “trick”! Bring your trick-or-treat bag with you to Light Fright, and be sure to wear your Halloween costume!
Beginning at 8pm the lights go out and ghouls come out to play. Full Fright is a self-guided walk through the building that winds its way through 4 floors of the theater, stage, and backstage areas. Visitors will be terrorized by monsters and a series of psychological frights drawing on primal fears. This tour is not for the faint of heart. Try not to get lost in the twists and turns, and whatever you do, do not get separated from your group. Full Fright guests may go through in costume, however you may be asked to leave bags, props (including but not limited to: real and fake weapons, staffs, wands, signs, stuffed animals and etc.), or masks at the Box Office. Sneakers or closed toe flat shoes are encouraged, there is a lot of walking including up and down stairs as well as over uneven ground.
Key Features of the Haunt include:
The maddening maze – guests may find themselves trapped forever in the cleverly designed maze set up on stage. You may find yourself asking if you have been down this hall before, or if that wall is in the same place it was a moment ago. If you run into someone else in the maze they may help you find your way out, or they may not…
The popular “indoor cornfield” – you turn the corner and encounter a cornfield in the middle of the theater. But do you dare to walk through it? Who knows what lurks between the stalks.
And a rotating line up of graveyards, forests, dungeons and more!
You may have seen shows at the Grand Opera House before, but you haven’t experienced anything like this!
Terror At The Grand Opera House, our annual Haunted House, will take place on the following days:
Friday, October 22nd
Saturday, October 23rd
Sunday, October 24th
Thursday, October 28th
Friday, October 29th
Saturday, October 30th
Sunday, October 31st
Light Fright 6:30pm-7:30pm, Full Fright 8:00pm-11:00pm
Tickets are $7 for Light Fright, and $12 for Full Fright
Fog and strobe effects will be used. Not recommended for individuals with asthma, heart conditions, or seizures. This tour includes walking several stairs and is not recommended for individuals with impaired mobility.
Tickets may be purchased at the door. For questions please contact the Box Office. Box Office hours Mon-Fri 12:00 PM-4:00 PM, 563-588-1305
The Candy and toys given away during the Light Fright Trick-or-Treat, as well as more than 60 complimentary tickets provided to local service organizations, are provided through the generosity of our volunteers and performers. For a full list of donors, please visit our website at: www.thegrandoperahouse.com/terror-at-the-grand
Created, built, and performed by a group of volunteers – Terror at the Grand Opera House is a special event presented by the Grand Opera House.