Barre Opera House
Welcome to the historic Barre Opera House, central Vermont’s premier performing arts facility! This 1899 theater is the cultural cornerstone of Barre, Vermont – “granite center of the world.” The Opera House hosts 70-100 events each year – from local performers to internationally renowned entertainers.
Thunder Road International SpeedBowl, more commonly known as Thunder Road, is a 1/4 mile high banked, paved short track speedway located in Barre, Vermont. The track is co-owned by Ken Squier and Tom Curley. Currently, Thunder Road hosts four weekly divisions: Late Models, Tiger Sportsman, Street Stocks, and Junkyard Warriors. The track is known for the fact that it hosts it’s weekly races on Thursday night, rather than Saturday, as nearly all other short tracks do. On June 28th, 2007, NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace raced at Thunder Road.  Ken Schrader, another NASCAR driver, had raced once at Thunder Road each of the two years prior to Wallace’s visit.