The Victoria Opera House is one of the most beautiful historic buildings in downtown Baltimore, Ohio. Built in 1905 and designed in the Italianate style of architecture, it was originally named the Baltimore City Hall and Opera House and served as a council house, fire station and calaboose. In 1919, the building was renamed the Victoria Theater and was the site of silent films, vaudeville shows, lectures, and religious events. Closing in 1931, it reopened as the Ohio Theater in 1936, showing films until the late 1950s when it closed once again.
Recently, in 2011, the Baltimore Downtown Restoration Committee worked with the Village of Baltimore to restore the building to its former glory. The Victoria Opera House re-opened in 2016 and now frequently hosts local events. Follow the Opera House’s Facebook page @VictoriaOperaHouse1905 to keep up to date on the latest events taking place in the historic building.