In the year 1900 two brothers, Louis and Otto Seekatz, constructed the Seekatz Opera House on San Antonio Street in New Braunfels, Texas. Seekatz Opera House played host to the many and varying forms of traveling entertainment at that time including opera and was designed with this purpose in mind. For operas and theater productions, and later motion pictures, seating took place on the main floor while the balconies were packed with spectators.

Due to it's beauty and spaciousness the Seekatz Opera House also thrived with local events throughout the year including many Fourth of July Celebration Dances, New Year's Eve Firemen's Balls, Kindermaskenballs and New Braunfels' seventy-fifth anniversary celebration concerts in 1920. Later, the Candy Kitchen, a popular place for young people to gather, was moved into the lobby bar of the Opera House and was sold to the operator there in 1937. Seekatz Opera House remained the premier event, meeting and production center in New Braunfels until it was tragically destroyed by fire on January 21, 1941.

Seekatz was later rebuilt and after being many things and undergoing many renovations over the years in 2004 Seekatz Opera House underwent the first full renovation since it's reconstruction after the 1941 fire. Today, Seekatz Opera House is as beautiful as ever inside and out. The building has been restored for it's intended use and can again host your event, meeting or social gathering with the elegance you desire and all of the modern amenities you could hope for, after all this isn't the 20th century.

While preserving as much of the original building as possible, including the incredible wooden floors, the Seekatz Opera House houses audio, video and food handling equipment like it has never seen before. Pamper your guests with the luxury of experiencing a truly authentic New Braunfels downtown historic building while being surrounded by 1000 watts of digitally processed sound flowing from some twenty speakers complimented by the 180 inch drop down high-definition projection screen.

The Seekatz Opera house is a truly unique and intimate experience for a few of your friends or over 500 of them, depending on your needs.

For more information we suggest you contact the Sophienburg Museum and Archives and we thank them for their dedication and help.

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