Local Spotlight: The Springer Opera House

the Springer Opera House

With the holidays coming up, you’re probably searching for ways to entertain visiting guests. After all, people can only play board games for so long! That’s why we’re shining our local spotlight on The Springer Opera House! Never been? Want to learn more about upcoming shows? Here’s all you need to know!

What is The Springer Opera House?

Since its opening in early 1871, the Springer Opera House has been a huge draw in Columbus and Phenix City. Founded by Francis Joseph Springer, it was a hot spot for speechmakers big performers. Even President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke there!

Though its business came to a halt in 1929, due in part to film and the Great Depression, it enjoyed a revival starting in 1965, thanks to a remodel. It also has a community to be grateful for, as local residents were the ones who kept the Springer Opera House from being destroyed completely. Now, it’s thriving!

Upcoming Shows

This season, there are some amazing shows on the horizon. Here’s what’s on the schedule for the next couple of months:

  • Cinderella—the New Broadway Musical, running from Dec. 5 to 22;
  • A Tuna Christmas, running from Dec. 12 to 22;
  • Twinkle, Twinkle Littlest Star, running from Jan. 18 to 26; and
  • Fences, running from Jan. 23 to Feb. 2.

Visiting Details

Thinking of visiting? The Springer Opera House is only a short drive away at 103 10th St. in Columbus, Georgia.

Finally, don’t forget to buy your tickets! You can find them online at the official Springer Opera House site here.


Sometimes, there’s nothing better than escaping the day-to-day by watching a play or musical. Luckily, Phenix City is close to the wonderful worlds of art and culture—and it’s close to the Springer Opera House too. Consider visiting this holiday season!

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