Our 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.
The Newberry Opera House Guild's 50/50 Raffle will be conducted throughout the year to allow the community to enjoy the fun of building the raffle pot. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $10. They are available at the Opera House.
Winner takes home 50% of the total collected for that collection period! 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: There will be three rounds of raffles this season. The drawings will be held during the Downtown Treelighting November 16, 2018; during Irish Fling March 15, 2019; and at the Righteous Brothers performance June 7, 2019. You do not have to be present to win. Good Luck!
Click here for the official rules and details. Office of the SC Secretary of State Raffle#R12190942
Oyster Roast Fundraiser
Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 4-7:30 P.M.
Waldrop Farm (2396 Spearman Rd, Nby)
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. Join us for oysters, music, food, drinks, fun, and fellowship!
Newberry Opera House Guild 2018-19 Board
Congratulations to the following newly elected, upcoming Guild Board officers (terms end June 2019) and new Board members (terms end June 2020):
President: Christy Pomeroy
Vice-President: Steffanie Shinn
Treasurer:: Kay Poston
Secretary: Lana Brown & Leila Caldwell
New Board Members
Veteran Board Members
On behalf of the entire membership, we look forward to working with this talented Board on future events and projects and thank them for their continued willingness to serve and support the Guild, The Newberry Opera House, and our community!