The Towle Opera House was built by Marcus M. Towle and opened its doors in 1903. Marcus M. Towle was a wealthy capitalist who became the first Mayor of Hammond. The Opera House was by far the most modern to date and the best equipped of any in the city. It was generally referred to as Hammond’s Leading Playhouse and often showcased the best attractions available in the region. In fact, they were on par with the first class theaters in Chicago.
The current Towle Theater, located in downtown Hammond at 5205 Hohman Avenue, opened in 2003, with its first full season in 2004. The Towle presents eight shows a year and you are encouraged to attend one of the great productions in its beautiful and historic facility.