*As things are changing rapidly, please visit this page often for up-to-date information as artists postpone, change date, or cancel their tours.*
The Newberry Opera House has postponed all shows through May 28, 2020, in response to COVID-19. The Opera House and the Foundation are dedicated to ensuring a safe environment for all who pass through our doors. The staff is hard at work rescheduling and sharing information for almost 30 performances impacted by this suspension. As a nonprofit performing arts center that relies on revenue from ticket sales, this closure greatly affects the Foundation’s finances.
Fortunately, ‘Giving Day’ is right around the corner. This year Midlands Gives and Giving Tuesday are joining forces and being held simultaneously on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. You can help demonstrate the power of generosity to heal a fractured world and know that while the theatre is dark, The Opera House remains the light - a beacon of hope that with your help will return to raise the curtain.
The Opera House is continuing to monitor, evaluate, and update procedures according to the guidelines of the CDC, local, and state authorities. As circumstances are very fluid at this time it is unclear as to whether more performances will be affected.
Performances affected by COVID-19
- Georgia On My Mind: Ray Charles Tribute
Original Date: March 15, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. | Tour Canceled
- How to Survive Middle School
Original Date: March 18, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. | New Date: Mon, Sept 14, 2020 at 7:00 P.M.
- The Embers featuring Craig Woolard
Original Date: March 19, 2020 at 8:00 P.M. | Revised New Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 8:00 P.M.
- The Led Zeppelin Experience - Hammer of the Gods
Original Date: March 20, 2020 at 8:00 P.M. | Revised New Date: Friday, September 25, 2020 at 8:00 P.M.
- The Malpass Brothers
Original Date: March 21, 2020 at 8:00 P.M. | Revised New Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 3:00 & 8:00 P.M.
- Capitol Steps
Original Date: March 22, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. | New Date: Sun, December 6, 2020 at 3:00 P.M.
- Ballet Folclorico de Silvia Lozano
Original Date: March 25, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. | Tour Canceled
- The Isaacs featuring Terry Bradshaw
Original Date: March 28, 2020 at 8:00 P.M.
New Date: The Isaacs Christmas Show (without Terry Bradshaw) | Fri, November 20 at 8:00 P.M.
- Allen in Bloom Allen University Event
Original Date: April 4, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. | Event Postponed
- Steel Betty
Original Date: April 17, 2020 at 8:00 P.M. | New Date: Fri, April 23, 2021 at 8:00 P.M.
- Ernie Haase + Signature Sound
Original Date: April 18, 2020 at 8:00 P.M. | New Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 8:00 P.M.
- Newberry Chamber Orchestra
Original Date: April 19, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. | New Date: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.
- Mariachi Herencia De Mexico
Original Date: April 26, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. | New Date: Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 4:00 P.M.
- Brian Culbertson
Original Date: April 27, 2020 at 8:00 P.M. | Thursday, April 22, 2021 @ 8:00 P.M.
- The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Original Date: May 1, 2020 at 8:00 P.M. | Revised New Date: Tues, August 11, 2020 @ 8:00 P.M.
- Harlem Quartet
Original Date: May 2, 2020 at 8:00 P.M. | New Date: TBD
- Tribute to the Music of "The Rat Pack" - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, & Sammy Davis, Jr.
Original Date: May 3, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. | New Date: Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 3:00 P.M.
- Newberry College Jazz Big Band
Original Date: May 7, 2020 at 8:00 P.M. | Canceled
- Jeanne Robertson
Added Performance: Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 3:00 P.M.
Original Date: May 14, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. | New Date: Monday, June 29, 2020 at 3:00 P.M.
Original Date: May 15, 2020 at 8:00 P.M. | New Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 8:00 P.M.
Original Date: May 16, 2020 at 8:00 P.M. | New Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 8:00 P.M.
- Dance Station Spring Performance
Original Date: May 17, 2020 at 8:00 P.M. | Canceled
- DC Danceworks Spring Recital
Original Date: May 23, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. & 4:00 P.M. | Canceled
- Black Jacket Symphony: Prince
Original Date: Fri, May 29, 2020 at 8:00 P.M. | New Date: Friday, June 26, 2020 at 8:00 P.M.
- Gene Watson
Original Date: Sat, May 31, 2020 at 8:00 P.M. | New Date: Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 4:00 P.M.
- Tony Orlando
Original Date: June 5, 2020 at 8:00 P.M. | New Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 8:00 P.M.
- Rick Alviti: That's the Way It Was Elvis Tribute
Original Date: June 6, 2020 at 8:00 P.M. | Postponed: More Info Coming Soon
- Corsets & Cravats
Original Date: August 2020 | New Date: July 30 - Aug 1, 2021
Keep Your Seat – Hang On To Your Tickets:
Please note that if you choose to keep your tickets for The Isaacs Christmas Show without Terry Bradshaw on November 20, ticket prices will be Tier 1: $65 / Tier 2: $60 / Tier 3: $55 so you will receive new tickets and a gift card for the balance of the ticket cost.
Donate The Value of Your Tickets:
If there is not a new date or you cannot attend the new date, we ask that you consider donating your tickets. With so many postponed shows, times like these can be devastating for non-profit Arts organizations like ours. As a 501c3, any donation to the Newberry Opera House would be tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. We ask your help in weathering this storm.
Exchange Your Tickets:
The next option is to exchange your tickets for another performance. Check out NewberryOperaHouse.com for a full list of performances for which you can exchange your tickets. (If the ticket is for a greater value, then you would owe the difference.)
Get A NOH “Gift Card” Credit On Your Account:
Lastly, you can choose to receive a gift card or credit on your account for the value of your tickets. Gift Cards are good for up to 5 years. We are already busy scheduling shows for next season, and we know you will have lots of great events on which to use your credit. If you would like to take advantage of any of these options, you must contact the NOH Box Office no later than April 28, 2020 at 5:30 P.M., which will be here quickly.
The Newberry Opera House Foundation Board and administration will be evaluating performances moving forward. We are optimistic about the future, but we know that more dates could change as this situation is fluid. Your help is needed to preserve this beautiful historic theater because a strong, active Opera House has been crucial for the economic health of the community and will be vital for economic recovery once this crisis has passed. THE SHOW WILL GO ON!
Thank you for your patience as we all navigate these uncharted waters. The Newberry Opera House looks forward to the moment the doors can reopen and all can be together to experience the arts once more. In the coming weeks, we will be sharing arts and music that you can enjoy from your home visit our Facebook page | Twitter Page | Instagram Page for links. The Newberry Opera House looks forward to welcoming you home again soon!
Stay Safe with this Covid-19 information:
Click here to visit the World Health Organization's website for comprehensive information about COVID-19.