Come tour the historic Brown Grand Opera House
on the National Historic Registar since 1973


Please call ahead to schedule your tour: 785-243-2553

Office Hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm Closed for lunch 12-1pm


Self Guided Tour: $2/person

Take a stroll through the theater in your own time!

You are free to wander the building (with the exception of backstage), and enjoy this wonderful historic building.


Guided Tour: $5/person

A tour guide will give a detailed history and include fun secrets of the past.

Guided tour includes backstage access of the theater, where three handpainted backdrops from 1907 are on display


Children under 12: Free Admission

Tour groups larger than 10: $4/person

Brown Grand Theatre/National Orphan Train Museum Combined Tour: $8/person


In out attempt to be good neighbors here at the Brown Grand Opera House we would appreciate it if you could help us out by parking in the designated parking spaces. The Opera house is marked with the red dot. The lot to the West is our parking lot and has a couple of designated handicapped spaces, it’s highlighted green on this map.  We share a parking lot at the end of the block to the West, there’s also a large parking lot located to the North East of our building. If you’re able to walk a distance please park in the farther parking lot leaving the close lot for our less able friends. Thanks for helping us be good neighbors!