The historic Eagle Theatre, located adjacent to the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento State Historic Park, is a reconstruction of the first building erected in California specifically as a theatre.
The Eagle Theatre enjoyed a celebrated yet short history. Completed in October 1849 with a wood frame and canvas siding, the Theatre's building materials were "appropriated" from abandoned ships left in the Sacramento River, while their owners were off seeking their fortunes during the California Gold Rush. Unfortunately, the Theatre provided entertainment for a mere 3 months before being inundated in the flood of January 1850.
Suitable for Grades 4-6 only, this interactive/interpretive program includes a film tracing the history of Sacramento. Cost is $75 per group with a maximum of 45 people per time slot.
Beginning January 2014, the Eagle Theatre program will be offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, January thru April and mid-September thru the beginning of November 2014. The presentations are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m.
Reservations are required. Please contact ReserveAmerica toll free at (866) 240-4655 to make your reservations. For additional information about the program, please contact the Group information Desk at (916) 323-9274.