“A former Vaudeville theatre”
Enjoy a performance or film in Salem's newly restored theatre from 1926. From Bach to Rock and Ballet to Broadway the Elsinore has it all! On May 28, 1926, on a former livery stable site, the magnificent Elsinore Theatre first opened its doors to the public. Developed by George Guthrie, an entrepreneur and lover of art, the theatre was designed to resemble the castle in “Hamlet,” Shakespeare’s greatest drama. Believing the Salem community deserved and would support a splendid theatre, Guthrie contracted with the Portland architectural firm Lawrence and Holford to create a Tudor Gothic structure that would become the showplace of the Willamette Valley. Ellis F. Lawrence, who later became the founding dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Oregon, was the project’s principle architect.
Enjoy a performance or film in Salem's newly restored 1926 vaudeville theatre. From Bach to Rock and Ballet to Broadway the Elsinore has it all!
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