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.).

 

Events for the 2016-17 season

Tickets for all events are available at the Opera House Box Office at 803-276-6264, online, from a Guild member, or by clicking the buttons below.

A Fair to Remember 

We wish to extend our thanks to all those who attended and participated in the 2nd A Fair to Remember. We would particularly like to thank our sponsors - Prosperity Drug and Half Full, which provided the ice cream and toppings for the Sundae Bar, Carolina Trucks, Groucho's Deli, Marilyn Malnati, Edward D. Jones, and Newberry Academy. We also wish to thank our vendors, who were so gracious and who provided a wonderful selection of artisnal goods. Finally, to our speakers - Diane Henkler, Candy Waites, Sen. Mike Fanning, Wade Verch and Brian King. As always, we appreciate the support of the community. The Opera House depends on this support for its continued success.

 

50/50 Raffle 

The Raffle pot reached over $4,000. Click here for the official rules and details. Office of the SC Secretary of State Raffle#R12190942

Congratulations to the raffle winner. She takes home $2,112.18 in the 50/50 Raffle! Her lucky Item # drawn during Irish Fling on March 17, 2017 was 000124185. Thank you to all who participated. The other $2,112.18 comes back to the Opera House!

 LUAU

Say Aloha to the semi-annual Opera Guild Luau, which will be held on August 19, 2017, at the home of Peggie and Billye West. This beloved event offers a chance for folks to support the Opera House while indulging in island food and libations, enjoying some fun music and generally chilling out in a tropical paradise. 

 Tickets on sale soon!

Newberry Opera House Guild 2016-17 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

Pat Caldwell (Oyster Roast co-chair)
Nita Chandler
Tamra Tootle (Raffle Committee co-chair)
Sheila Brown
Lilja Lysaght (Publicity)
Joan Malnati
Denise Reid (Raffle Committee co-chair)
Christy Pomeroy (Membership Committee co-chair)
Samie Troung (Social Media, Oyster Roast co-chair)
Debra West (Corresponding secretary)