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The Historic 

Wilson Theatre

A Brief History


Just two years from now, Rupert’s Historic Wilson Theatre will celebrate its 100th birthday. This incredible theatre and event center, originally designed and built in 1920, has hosted a century of traveling vaudeville acts, concerts, plays, and movies.


In January 2000 a complete renovation began to restore the theatre to its original splendor. In 2001 the Historic Wilson Theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Over the past 18 years, every detail of the original art and architecture has been painstakingly recreated by local artisans and craftsmen. The acoustic brilliance of the venue delights performers and audiences alike. This building was designed for sound!


Located on the historic Rupert Square, the Wilson Theatre is a beautiful venue for concerts, plays, and shows, but also offers ideal spaces for meetings, conventions, art exhibits, reunions, receptions, book signings and more. Please call or email us for more information and to make reservations for your event. Private tours are arranged upon request.  We would love to have you!


We thank the organizations, businesses, and private donors who have gotten us this far. Our lifeblood is volunteerism. If you'd like to donate monetarily or with your time, we invite you to become a part of the Wilson Theatre family!

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