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Looking for a way to help our community while experiencing amazing performances? The Newberry Opera House is looking for a few good men and women to complement their fine corps of volunteers, known as Ambassadors. These Awesome Ambassadors have saved the Opera House over $1.9 million since the renovation in 1998.

If you are interested in joining the group please let the Box Office know at 803-276-6264 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Box Office will add you to an interested in volunteering list so you receive a notice of summer training. Training for most positions only occurs once a year before the season begins in late August. However, Tour Guides and Administrative Helpers are currently being allowed to go through a shadowing program with on the job training.

Training Provided

Classes covering all aspects of the duties of each volunteer position are usually conducted each summer prior to the season.
At training you will learn:

  • Fun Facts about the Newberry Opera House
  • Requirements for Each Position
  • Customer Service Standards
  • Safety Procedures
  • How to Sign Up to Work Shows and Events
  • & Much More

2017/18 Season Training Dates



Ambassador Certification Make Up Class for 17/18 Season: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Concessions 5:30 P.M.
General Session (Required for All Returning Ambassadors) 7:00 P.M.
**Last Chance to Certify for the 17/18 Season - Full Training Since It is Also Open to New Recruits**

NOH Tour Guide Training: Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:00 A.M.
**We do ask that you attend a NOH General Session Training Event Prior to Tour Guide Training. We will also pair you with a veteran tour guide for one on one mentoring.**

NOH Hospitality Training: Saturday, September 9, 2017
12:00 P.M.
**We do ask that you attend a NOH General Session Training Event Prior to Hospitality Training.**


In addition to feeling like a part of the exciting work of this award winning Art Center and economic catalyst, ambassadors also often enjoy the interaction with fellow volunteers and patrons. While seats are not always available, depending on their position volunteers do usually get to see most of the shows they work  - for free. Comp tickets can also be earned for hours worked. This allows volunteers access to amazing artists from around the globe. Stars like the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Oak Ridge Boys, Olivia Newton-John, Loretta Lynn, Roberta Flack, Willie Nelson and Michael Bolton are all Opera House alums.

Ambassador Positions

Event staff volunteers are the core group at the Newberry Opera House whose main purpose is to see to the comfort and safety of the audience. They greet and assist our patrons in order to ensure that all visitors are treated to an enjoyable experience while attending one of our performances. They run the elevator, take tickets, and—of course—direct patrons to their seats.

Concession Workers
These volunteers man the concessions bar, but are sometimes asked to greet at the doors and sell artist merchandise. They also act as hosts of the lobby during events.

Hospitality Hosts
Hospitality personnel primarily make sure the performers are well fed. They also sometimes assist performers with dry-cleaning, errands, or anything they need to help them perform without worrying about the numerous details associated with traveling to a new, strange location.

Tour Guides
Tour guides are an essential part of the small town Southern hospitality for which the Opera House is known. A warm welcome and personal attention has gained the Opera House many a friend. Tour guides man the lobby, greet visitors and provide backstage tours to groups and individuals.

Often referred to as runners, these volunteers pick up performers at the airport, shuttle groups to hotels, and help them run errands while in Newberry.

Backstage Help
These volunteers help the Tech Department as needed to ensure a production is a success. Backstage help may be skilled volunteers such as hair dressers or seamstresses called upon for large Broadway and opera productions or an all important extra stage hand during a large load-in or load-out. Page turners for pianists are also sometimes needed.

Administrative Office Help
Help is always needed to answer phones, compile mailings, fax data to newspapers and radio stations, prepare programs for performances, filing, and general office tasks. Duties in this area can be performed during daytime business hours and on show days or evenings. The Sunshine Committee sends out birthday cards and other correspondence to Ambassadors. The Archive & Scrapbooking Committee helps keep a record of each season and processes archival items that are donated to the Opera House. The Return Visitor Committee sends notes to first-time visitors.


  • 15 Years of Age or Older (Concession Workers who serve alcohol must be 21)
  • Concession workers must complete Online Alcohol Server Training
  • All show night volunteers must be able to stand for long periods of time (for most positions)
  • Attend a Training Session usually held at the beginning of the season.
  • Pass a SLED background check.
  • Minimal annual service (Ambassadors are requested to work 24 events a year)

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Series are a great way to save at the Newberry Opera House!

Season Subscription
Want a ticket to almost everything at the Opera House? A season subscription is a great idea for an Arts lover or someone who loves to share with coworkers, clients or friends.
Over 90 shows included in this “All 4 One” package. Click the Buy Now Button Below after Public On Sale August 15 at 10:00 A.M.

Series By Genre
Follow the links below to discover artists in your favorite genre of performance. For series where there is more than one show time, we have divided the series into two (one where if available the matinee show was selected and another where if a choice the evening performance was selected). Please note that there is a separate student series in both the Family Adventure and Fine Arts & Dance Series.

In addition to full series by genre, check out the trio discounts below such as the special Bluegrass Weekend Trio featuring three bluegrass shows in one weekend (January 5-7). Remember sitting and listening to a whole album? Classic Albums Live will bring in amazing tribute artists to create note for note, cut for cut three of your favorite rock albums - buy all three for a discount.

Make Your Own
Our popular Make Your Own Series returns with even more shows available to build your own package of 4 or more shows. You can choose from a list of over 80 performances. Click here to review online or look for the * next to the show in the capsule schedule of the brochure. Since there are so many shows from which to choose, there is NOT a button below. Simply add 4 or more of the available shows to your cart and apply DISCOUNT CODE: MakeYourOwn during checkout online. Or, call us at 803-276-6264 and mention the discount at the BEGINNING of your order.

Discounts cannot be combined, are not retroactive, and are subject to availability.

Ballet Hispanico

Ballet Hispanico


Sponsored by The Pope Brown Foundation                                                                   Ballet Hispanico brings traditional ballet as seen through a Latino lens.



Apr 30, 2018 @ 8:00pm
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From its grassroots origins as a NYC dance school and community-based performing arts troupe in 1970, Ballet Hispánico has grown into a world-class institution. Founder Tina Ramirez won the National Medal of Arts for her work bridging traditional ballet discipline with opportunity for Latino artists to express their voice. Former director of Chicago's Luna Negra Dance Theatre and first generation Cuban-American, Eduardo Vilaro took the helm of Ballet Hispanico in 2009 and has since brought brillant and breathtaking pieces to the stage, such as a tribute to the music of Celia Cruz and an all female choreographed 16-17 NYC season. Set to music that ranges from Julio Iglesias to rock en español, Michelle Manzanales’ “Con Brazos Abiertos” is a fun and frank look at a life caught between two cultures. From choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano comes a piece entitled “Flabbergast,” which the “The Chicago Tribune” called a “fun-filled spectacle.” One of the leading voices of Mexican contemporary dance, Tania Pérez-Salas drew inspiration from the number Pi to reflect on the circularity of our movement through life in her piece “Catorces Dieciséis.” 

Enhanced Experience: Free light reception beginning one hour prior to the performance.