Midtown Atlanta has seen a lot of changes over the years, but 1150 B Peachtree Street has remained a part of the historical Atlanta Woman's Club since 1907. Also known as The Wimbish House, this mansion on Peachtree is one of the few originals that remain. In 1920, the addition to The Wimbish House, which now houses Opera, was complete. Architects P. Thornton Marye and Barret Alger (of Fox Theatre fame) designed the theatre and banquet hall which the Atlanta Journal proclaimed "the South's most complete auditorium, gem-like in its beauty." This additional structure was mostly used for dinners, meetings, Sunday teas, lectures, operas and live theatre.
In 1973, Theater of the Stars took on a major renovation of the deteriorated auditorium, changing the name to Peachtree Playhouse. Several years and production later, the theater was once again in need of major costly repairs.
In 1988, a new tenant took over the lease and the theater and surrounding gardens became the nightclub Petrus. A few years later, club AXYS came and went. After several years of dormancy, Eleven50 took over the lease and introduced a nightclub and special events venue concept like no other in Atlanta. Eleven50 enjoyed an amazing run from 2000-2006 and then decided it was time to renovate the entire venue.
Spring 2007 marked the opening of Opera. Still owned and operated by the same LLC as Eleven50, Opera continues to be Atlanta's premier private events and nightlife destination and winner of several awards and accolades.