Victoria Opera House Restoration Efforts

Baltimore downtown restoration

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The last remaining historical opera house in Fairfield County

The BDRC conducted several types of events in the VOH over the years, but the building was (except for the Village Offices in the rear walk out lower level)
without utilities or much else. Since the theater ceased functioning as a movie house in the early
1960s the auditorium was used to store junk. The Masonic Temple abandoned the ballroom on
the upper floor in the 1980s.

Built in 1905, it is the last historic opera house in Fairfield County. Abandoned by all but thousands of honeybees in the tin ceiling, at least two groups tried to
restore the VOH to use before the BDRC signed a lease for the space in 2013.

Since then, with the support of the Village, the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, BDRC
volunteers, and countless community sponsors and donors, the VOH has been painted inside, a
restroom has been installed, new lighting and HVAC are operational, and an accessible ramp has
been added to the side of the building. Window replacement is now commencing, though there
are dozens of aging windows, and that will take time and money. Restoring the VOH has been a
labor of love, and the project has occupied much of the group’s time. Much work remains to be

The VOH is now available for rent for weddings and other events. Shelley Brady is the events
coordinator at the Opera House.

Give to the Victoria Opera House Restoration Efforts

100% of your donation will go towards the restoration of the Victoria Opera House, either through building supplies, advertising, events and fundraisers at the VOH, and much needed updates and renovations to the building inside and out. Donations may given in multiples of $25.


Some of our past projects completed by our volunteers, and historical photos of the VOH

Click a picture to find out more about these specials ways to help the community.

Flag & Banners committtee
Victoria Opera House committee
Farmer’s Market committee
Tree committee
VPCTheater committee
Events committee
Building committee
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The BDRC is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization in the Village of Baltimore, Ohio.

101 South Main Street, Baltimore, OH 43105 .