Historic Backstage Tour -
History comes alive as you hear about FC Reese's vision over 100 years ago, learn about the early American theater experience, our "grand lady's" history, the restoration process, and what's happening today. You'll be amazed how fast the 45-60 minutes fly by. Some steps included in the backstage tour.
$5 per person donation
School Tours -
Your students will thrill at their one-of-a-kind adventures into the theater experience. Upon your arrival, each student receives a ticket to his/her special seat where the fun begins. Through hands-on-activities, the students will learn about local history, theater etiquette, perform in costumes on the raked stage and more. Very Educational & Fun!
$3 - $5 per person depending on activities
Theater Tour -
Great for nursing homes, assisted living residents, and so forth. This is fine-tuned for your group, that could include a first floor tour, historical story telling, restoration tales, and watching a movie of your choice, from silent movies to classics or bring your own DVD of family pictures for the big screen. Length of tour is determined by you and the movie.
$3-$5 per person depending on activities.
Celebrity Tour -
Fun! includes a picture in costume on our raked stage in front of the painted backdrop and continues as this "grand lady" has many stories to tell! Including behind the scenes. What does it mean to be in the limelight? or break a leg? Allow a minimum of an hour. A favorite of bus tours!!
$10 suggested donation
Happy Hour Tour -
Basically it is the historic backstage tour that includes a beverage of your choice, beer, wine, pop, water during the Q&A session.
$10 per person
"My wife and I recently received a tour of the Corning Opera House. We were enchanted by our tour guide, who told us about the buildings illustrious past. There were many stories from both the past and present, all of which were well told. The Opera House itself is well kept and professional, a true testament to the importance of historic preservation. If you're ever in southwest Iowa, please be sure to schedule a tour. You won't regret it!" - John B