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The Brooklyn Opera House

If you’ve ever been to Brooklyn, Iowa, you may have seen our historic, 108-year-old opera house on Jackson Street, a beautiful but neglected property that anchors the central business district downtown. The opera house was once a symbol of Brooklyn’s vitality, where theater, music and community thrived. But with no funding available to rebuild after a catastrophic floor collapse in 1998, Brooklyn has missed out on decades’ worth of arts, music, new traffic and economic activity — until now. With one of our most cherished properties and potentially millions in economic impact at stake, we now have an opportunity to restore the Brooklyn Opera House and anchor the next century of growth for our community.

Here's Why We Don't Have Any Time to Lose

With $1 million pledged in cash and like donations, historic property tax credits and a $100,000 grant already approved, we are well on our way to making this community revitalization effort a reality.


With a total anticipated cost of just over $3 million, we’re relying on the financial support of community members like you to lead the way. If we don’t reach our goal, the first funding for this project in 30 years will be lost. Please make a tax-deductible contribution today!