Our Mission: Building a thriving performing arts center through fundraising and education.
The Newberry Opera House Guild was created in 2004 to offer financial support to the Opera House and help promote its endeavors throughout the Midlands. The Guild meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Opera House.
The Guild is open to anyone with an interest in helping to raise funds to support the performing arts at the Opera House, and in helping to educate and enliven the surrounding communities through the arts. Guild members pay an annual membership fee of $40 (new members under the age of 30 pay a Young Member fee of $20). This fee helps support the work of the Guild which includes organizing 2-3 major fundraising events each year. In recent years, these events have included an annual Oyster Roast, Luau, vendor fair entitled A Fair to Remember, a 50/50 raffle, tag sales and more.
While the Guild’s mission is steeped in the work of raising funds, the organization is a welcoming one that succeeds because of its collegial spirit and abiding philosophy of cooperation and inclusiveness. This spirit grows from the philosophy that the arts make a community whole and should be available to one and all.
Congratulations to Ms. Mary Kay Elsasser, who was the winner of the Spring 50/50 Raffle taking home over $500!
Stay tuned for more info on another 50/50 Raffle this fall.
Click here for the official rules and details. Office of the SC Secretary of State Raffle#R12190942
Oyster Roast Fundraiser
Stay tuned for more info about the annual oyster roast this November.
Newberry Opera House Guild 2018-19 Board
Congratulations to the following newly elected, upcoming Guild Board officers (terms end June 2019) and new Board members (terms end June 2020):
President: Christy Pomeroy
Vice-President: Steffanie Shinn
Treasurer:: Kay Poston
Secretary: Lana Brown (with assistance from Leila Caldwell)
New Board Members
Veteran Board Members
On behalf of the entire membership, we look forward to working with this talented Board on future events and projects and thank them for their continued willingness to serve and support the Guild, The Newberry Opera House, and our community!