The Van Cleve Opera House was an opera house located in Hartford City, Indiana in the United States. It opened in 1882. As of 1884 it was claimed to be able to seat 700 people,[1] but in 1902 it was seating 450 patrons. The opera house featured minstrel works, including around 1902, when "Mr. Mikado" by Frank Dumont was performed.[2] The opera house also hosted academic lectures.[3]

Performers at the Van Cleve Opera House in Hartford City, Indiana, circa 1895.

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  1. ^ Harry Miner (1884). Harry Miner's American Dramatic Directory for the Season ...: A Complete Directory of the Dramatic and Operatic Professions and a Guide to the Opera Houses, Theatres and Public Halls of America ... Wolf and Palmer Dramatic Publishing Company. p. 129.
  2. ^ "Van Cleve Opera House's production of "Mr. Mikado" Hartford City, Indiana". Assorted images from the IHS Collection. Indiana Historical Society. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  3. ^ The Indiana School Journal. Indiana State Teachers' Association. 1882. p. 543.