The Newberry Opera House is thrilled to announce the 2020-21 season featuring theatre, dance, music, and family favorites for all ages. The world has shifted and the Opera House has too, visit NewberryOperaHouse.com/Shows-And-Events/Reopening-Procedures to see how the staff, board, volunteers, and artists are committed to making live events safe and enjoyable. In tried and true Opera House style the ambitious season will go on sale Monday, October 5, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. Executive Director, Molly Fortune and the team can’t wait to welcome you home to the Newberry Opera House, it is sure to be a season to remember!
Many of us look to the arts for pleasure and entertainment. Without art education, we would be without many of the creative people and organizations that bring us such enriching cultural artifacts and experiences. Still, a widespread lack of education funding has led many school districts to make significant reductions and even complete cuts to their art programs. Despite this, there is overwhelming scientific data that supports the prioritization of art education.
The Newberry Opera House will officially raise the curtain on Saturday, August 15, 2020, with Black Jacket Symphony and their tribute to Prince’s “Purple Rain” album! The Board of Directors along with the staff have been thoughtfully planning for reduced capacity seating, enhanced sanitation, updated concessions protocols and additional safety initiatives. The NOH thanks you for your patience throughout this entire process and recognizes that it has taken longer than expected to get to opening night but rest assured everyone is ready for it.
This intermission has lasted five months and with a new season comes new procedures, please see our reopening plan below. Thank you for your patience throughout this entire process.
The Newberry Opera House received a Bridge Grant from South Carolina Humanities, www.schumanities.org. Funding for the Bridge Grants has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.