Guild logoOur 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.

For more information about the Guild, contact Anne Burris (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Laurel Gustafson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 50/50 raffle

The 50/50 Raffle is back! Tickets are $5 each and will be available at the Opera House and at special events. Winner takes home 50% of the total collected! The other 50% goes to support the Newberry Opera House Foundation, which is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit. Thank you for your support!

Drawing: 10/7/17 at 6:00 PM during Newberry's Oktoberfest.
You do not have to be present to win.

Click here for the official rules and details. Office of the SC Secretary of State Raffle#R12190942

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 oyster roast

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Oyster Roast Fundraiser
Sunday, November 12, 2017, from 5:00 - 7:30 PM
Waldrop Farm (2396 Spearman Rd Newberry, SC 29108)
Tickets: $40 / person
Direct from Bowen's Island come the petite and succulent SC oysters that make this annual tradition so special. In addition to oysters, enjoy hors-d'oeuvres, other savory entrees, dessert, wine and beer all for one great fundraiser price!

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Newberry Opera House Guild 2017-18 Board

OFFICERS

Co-presidents – Anne Burris (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Laurel Gustafson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) - A Fair to Remember co-chairs.
Co-vice presidents – Betty Chandler (Membership committee co-chair) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Amy Jackson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Secretary – Leila Caldwell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Treasurer – Kay Poston (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

BOARD MEMBERS

Sheila Brown
Pat Caldwell
Lilja Lysaght (Publicity)
Joan Malnati
Christy Pomeroy (Membership Committee co-chair)
Denise Reid (Raffle Committee co-chair)
Steffanie Shinn (Oyster Roast Committee chair)
Tamara Tootle (Raffle Committee co-chair)
Samie Troung (Social Media)
Debra West (Corresponding secretary/ Sunshine Committee chair)