Battleford Opera House was built in 1912 and was the venue of choice for
many community events - school plays, high school
graduations, live theatre, musical talent
nights, Christmas concerts, dances, and firemen's banquets.
1965, fire damaged the Opera House and the administrative offices on
the building's ground floor. Renovations saw the reopening of the
administrative offices on the ground floor, however, the Opera House
remained scarred by the fire.
The Historic Battleford Lions Club started The Operun to raise money for the restoration of the Opera House. The Operun was a success, however, the restoration of the Opera House has stalled. The Operun continues to raise money for local initiatives like paving the local walking trails and continues to promote the beauty and history of our community.