110 9th St, Austin, Texas 78701, United States


Millett's Opera House and Museum

About Us

 Captain Charles F. Millett is delighted you have joined him. You soon will learn more about the spectacular opera house he built in 1878 and about the many generous and dedicated civic and community leaders who made it possible for this remarkable building to survive in Downtown Austin for more than 140 years.

Millett’s Opera House and Museum are used daily by hundreds, sometimes thousands of visitors from 7:00A.M. until midnight each day. Teams of employees and contractors are present in the building from 6:00 A.M. when food service begins until 4:00AM when the cleaning crews depart. More than fifty award winning, professionally trained full time employees, consultants and contractors are retained by The Austin Club and Millett’s Opera House Foundation to perform services daily for visitors, members and their guests.   Many have enjoyed decades long relationships with Millett’s Opera House. These dedicated team members and visionary leaders are the reason Millett’s Opera House continues to thrive. 


The activities and mission of Millett’s Opera House in 2019 are surprisingly similar to the original activities for which Millett’s Opera House was constructed in 1978- to house the large events for Austin’s community to enjoy.  Our nation’s political systems and elections are vigorously debated here; our cutting-edge contemporary artists perform and exhibit here; our greatest authors and scholars share their work and vision here; our charities of every size and purpose raise funds to help others less fortunate and in need here. It if matters in Austin, it has happened at Millett’s Opera House.   

Millett Opera House
Millett Opera House

Audio Tour Gallery

C.F. Millett 1870


C.F. Millett Lumber 1873


Millett's Opera House 1878


Opera House Interior 1878


Millett's Mansion 1884


Opera House 1900


Millett's Opera House 1929


Millett's Opera House 1960


Millett's Opera House 1965


Richard Anderson Murals


Gallery Lounge


Opera House Ghost


1886 Opera House Posters


Performed at Millett's Opera House

The Duke of Alba


By A.D. Greer

1910 Medallion Room


Burning Down the House


Photographs courtesy of the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Millett's Opera House is one of twelve historic places featured in How to be The Greatest Historic Place in Austin, sponsored by Preservation Austin, Millett's Opera House Foundation and The Fowler Law Firm, P.C.  For information about course registration, to purchase a book or to arrange a tour, contact Brittany Beckendorf at brittany@millettoperahouse.com.

Millett Opera House Merchandise


Coffee Mugs

And More!