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 The Situation is Fluid So Keep Watching for Updates:

We are optimistic about the future, but we know that more dates could change as this situation is fluid. Thank you again for your patience and understanding. Sometimes dates are still changing. 


*As things are changing rapidly, please visit our COVID-19 page often for up-to-date information as artists postpone, change dates, or cancel their tours.*
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welcome home, taking care of you is our priority!

The Newberry Opera House and the Foundation are dedicated to ensuring a safe environment for all who pass through our doors. We will continue to monitor, evaluate, and update procedures according to the guidelines of the CDC, local, and state authorities. Thank you everyone for helping us open this past season as safely as possible! As we look forward to the 21-22 season, we are still dedicated to keeping you safe. With immediate concerns, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak1a3eedcffb29aa2ba403886d7ac2dc43').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy1a3eedcffb29aa2ba403886d7ac2dc43 = 'BoxOffice' + '@'; addy1a3eedcffb29aa2ba403886d7ac2dc43 = addy1a3eedcffb29aa2ba403886d7ac2dc43 + 'NewberryOperaHouse' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text1a3eedcffb29aa2ba403886d7ac2dc43 = 'BoxOffice' + '@' + 'NewberryOperaHouse' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak1a3eedcffb29aa2ba403886d7ac2dc43').innerHTML += ''+addy_text1a3eedcffb29aa2ba403886d7ac2dc43+''; . The Newberry Opera House has put into place the following:

Masks are recommended at this time for all guests, volunteers, and staff.  Surface disinfection happens before and after every performance. Cleaning and sanitation regiments will remain vigilant especially for high-touch surfaces such as railings, seats, and door handles. Patrons are asked to maintain social distancing in the lobbies and restrooms. If Patrons are showing signs consistent with COVID-19 or are feeling ill, they are asked to please stay home and get well. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the venue, in the lobbies, and in restrooms. Our performance hall is located on the second floor. Since there is one elevator, we recommend using the stairs when possible. The performance hall and lobby will open approximately 45 minutes prior to the performance. There is no entry prior to that time. Only one door will be open for entrance (Boyce St. next to Memorial Park under the canopy). Tickets will be scanned at the entrance door.

In addition to following the CDC and SCDHEC guidelines as well as industry standards, the Newberry Opera House is abiding by local, state, and federal government executive orders. These procedures were updated on October 1, 2021, and are subject to change.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make every effort to provide you with an enjoyable experience while keeping you as safe as possible.

Return to 100% Capacity Seating

A huge thank you to everyone who has kept their tickets through all the date changes. If your show was rescheduled from a reduced capacity seating show to a full capacity seating show now in the 21-22 season, you have the option to call the box office and request a seat change. Do you want to see if you can sit next to your friends who also have tickets? Looking for a seat on the front or on an aisle? The box office will be glad to review any seating options now available. Please keep in mind that as rescheduled shows have now returned to sale, seating will begin to become limited for some shows so call now 803-276-6264.

 *As things are changing rapidly, please visit this page often for up-to-date information as artists postpone, change their dates, or cancel their tours.*

The Opera House and the Foundation are dedicated to ensuring a safe environment for all who pass through our doors. During the past year and a half, the staff has worked hard at staying open, rescheduling, and sharing information for over 60 performances impacted by COVID-19 closures and rerouting of tours. As a nonprofit performing arts center that relies on revenue from ticket sales, this greatly affects the Foundation’s finances.

By: Fred Davidson

Q: At what point did you feel that you were destined to make music your career?

A: I never had any other thought in my mind since I was five years old. It became my career and calling. When I was little, the audience lit up and I knew that was what I wanted to do, because it made people smile and get into it. I’m always hoping to write new songs because I am a composer as well, but I am mainly an entertainer because I like to give my audience a good time and that’s what it’s really about. To come in and play a theater like the Opera House is just a joy to me because it’s a perfect setting.

Interview with Joyce “Baby Jean” Kennedy of Mother’s Finest

By: Mark Sanders

Mark Sanders, NOH’s Technical Director, has toured the world and worked in venues across the country. Name an artist, and he probably has a story about them. Ask him to tell you about touring with Reba, doing lights for U2, or having drinks with Sinatra. But, before all those adventures, he was a teenager having a great summer on Lake Murray with his buddies.

By: Andy Hawkins

If you have ever been in love, fallen out of love, lost a love and found it again, you need to visit the Newberry Opera House, the day before Valentine’s Day, to hear Peabo Bryson, “The Voice of Love.”  

This Greenville, South Carolina native is a two-time Grammy winner who will take you right back to THAT moment in your life. Perhaps, it will be the song “Tonight, I Celebrate my Love,” an emotionally charged duet, originally sung with Roberta Flack. Perhaps, it will be “If Ever You’re in My Arms Again” or “Can You Stop the Rain.” There is even the possibility it will be the two soaring Disney hits “Beauty and the Beast,” originally with Celine Dion, and Oscar winning “A Whole New World” from Aladdin, originally with Regina Belle.