august, 2019

This is a repeating event

wed28aug1:00 pmwed2:30 pmTour the Historic Elsinore TheatreWeekly Summer Tours1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Elsinore Theatre


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Named after the sixteenth-century Danish castle in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the Elsinore Theater opened for silent films and vaudeville shows on May 28, 1926. It was heralded as the “largest and most lavish theater between Portland and San Francisco.”

In the decades since attorney and art connoisseur George B. Guthrie constructed the building at High and State Streets, the Elsinore has been an integral part of Salem’s cultural scene. Performers have included John Philip Sousa, Clark Gable, Jack Benny, Bonnie Raitt, Gregory Peck, Bernadette Peters, James Earl Jones, and Itzak Perlman.

Hear the stories behind the ghost light, which is a light bulb on a stand, glowing center stage. The ghost light remains on casting shadows against the walls of the stage and the back of the auditorium when the stage and theater are empty.
Take the tour and learn so much more.

Meet in front of the theatre: 170 High St, Salem, Oregon


(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Elsinore Theatre