Why the Gesa Power House Theatre is One of the Best Performing Venues

There are so many amazing things to discover during your visit to Cameo Heights Mansion! From Walla Walla’s incredible wine scene, the many gorgeous hiking trails in the area, and the fantastic community of artists and creators, you’ll find so much to enjoy. One of the best places to get a glimpse of the local talent is the Gesa Power House Theatre. This luxurious performing venue is located within one of the oldest buildings in Walla Walla. Find out what makes this place so special and start making plans to attend one of the upcoming shows!

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The History of the Gesa Power House Theatre

The historic Gesa Power House Theatre is a world-class, 342-seat performing arts theatre located in downtown Walla Walla. The 120-year-old building was once the Walla Walla Gas Plant, originally built to produce coal gas and pipe it underground to light the streets, businesses, and homes of Walla Walla. Later, the building was converted to generate electricity around the year 1905 by installing steam-driven dynamos and transformers. Finally, in 2011, the interior of the building was transformed into a state-of-the-art performing arts theater. The interior design, featuring a thrust stage and balcony seating, was inspired by the intimate Blackfriars Theatre in London, England which William Shakespeare and his acting company began using in 1608.

The Power House Theatre was added to the list of the State historic buildings by the Washington State Building Preservation Commission. In January 2012, the theatre was officially accepted to the National Register of Historic Places. The theater stages professional productions featuring the works of William Shakespeare as well as productions devoted to classical music and popular entertainment.

Attend a Gesa Power House Theatre Event

The Gesa Power House Theatre plays a little bit of everything. From comedy shows to rock operas, there’s plenty to see. Visit the Gesa Power House Theatre website to find their calendar and get a full list of upcoming shows!

Stay at Cameo Heights Mansion

After you’ve enjoyed the world-class talent from Gesa Power House Theatre Event, relax in the best accommodations in Walla Walla. Cameo Heights Mansion is a luxurious retreat unlike any other. From the exquisite accommodations to the many convenient amenities, there is no better way to vacation than at our bed and breakfast. Book any of the available spa services at our on-site venue or enjoy a delicious meal at our upscale restaurant, The Vine.

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Are you looking for more place to see a performance while you’re in town? Browse through our blog! Find out everything you need to know about the Little Theatre of Walla Walla or Harper Joy Theatre!