reaching the tower
The Newberry Opera House is truly a grand lady.  She has served generations of Newberrians dating back to 1882.  Her most recent return to service as an award winning performing arts center began twenty years ago.  Re-opened following a long-awaited restoration, in her recent history, she has hosted a total of over a couple thousand performances and has inspired over a million tickets sales.  Performers from around the world have played her stage; and evolving as a premier destination venue, she has become known for her charming historic setting, superb acoustics, and unique experiential intimacy, making her the Entertainment Center of the Midlands.

Twenty years having passed, the Newberry Opera House is beginning to need some extra attention.  The grand lady continues to serve well, but there are those areas that need addressing; and the occasion of her anniversary seems the time to do so.  There are the faucets in the bathrooms that require somewhat of a magician’s touch to operate. There are areas in need of re-painting, and some general repairs, updates, and improvements required.  New equipment to accommodate today’s changes in technology are essential, and there are those things which simply need replacing after two decades of use.   You may have noticed a sagging table or black masking tape on stackable chairs.  We can do better!

The Newberry Opera House Foundation Board invites you to join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary by donating toward “REACHING THE TOWER” in order to accomplish these goals.  The Newberry Opera House is so special, and it is only fitting that the Newberry Opera House look her best and be her best as we play our part in her history.  The Newberry Opera House was a gift given to us by Newberrians of generations ago, and it is both our pleasure and responsibility to ensure that this treasured gift continues into the future being all that she can be!  Please join us.

--The Newberry Opera House Foundation Board and Executive Director Molly Fortune

Donations may be made by clicking the button below, by calling 803-276-5179, or by mailing donations to:
The Newberry Opera House
1201 McKibben Street
Newberry, South Carolina  29108

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