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About (pages to be filled in and linked "soon"):

  • The summer melodramas.

  • The Opera House.

  • The ghosts of the Opera House.

  • The MTC Scene Shop

  • The MTC Board

  • MTC contract leadership.






In order to enhance the turn-of-the-19th-century nature of the City of Mantorville, in 1972 a group of citizens formed a corporation to provide theatre in the local Opera House.  They targeted the melodramatic format because it was the popular style of theatre around the end of the 19th century.


The Corporation was and is named Mantorville Theatre Company.

Per the Articles of Incorporation: The purpose of this corporation shall be to establish and maintain a community theatre group and provide civic entertainment in the area of theatre, i.e. melodrama, musical plays, children's plays and other related theater activities to provide facilities for meetings of members and to lease, rent or own real property and borrow money thereon by mortgage or otherwise and to sell such real estate in whole or in part.  This corporation shall not afford pecuniary gain, incidentally or otherwise to its members.

Near the beginning of a new century, the City of Mantorville sold the Opera House to the Mantorville Restoration Association, who approached the Mantorville Theatre Company about expanding the summer melodrama schedule to something that would make use of this outstanding property year round - - and we jumped right in! The MTC now produces a wide variety of theatrical genres from October - April, while continuing our traditional melodramas in the summer.

The Mantorville Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Interesting links:

Mantorville Tourism

City of Mantorville

Dodge County Historical Society

Mantorville Chamber of Commerce

Mantorville Restoration Association




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 updated 08/15/17


Need to find us? We are just a half block west of Highway 57 on 5th Street in Mantorville (Hwy 57 and 5th is the closest thing Mantorville has to a "major" intersection.)

You can call our answering machine at (507) 635-5420.

Our postal address is PO Box 194 ... Mantorville, MN 55955

and our email is mantorvilletheatre@yahoo.com


Need to find Mantorville? We're about 70 miles south of the Twin Cities and 15 miles west of Rochester on Minnesota Highway 57: map