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, 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.

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 luau party


Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 7:00-11:00 P.M.
West Estate (13074 Hwy 34, Nby)

Enjoy food, music, dancing, and drinks at this biennial Guild event. Don't miss the costume contest and silent auction. Food and Beverages included in the ticket price.
All proceeds benefit the Newberry Opera House.

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50/50 raffle

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 next drawing will be held at the Righteous Brothers performance on 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

Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 4:00 P.M.

Oyster Roast Fundraiser
Waldrop Farm (2396 Spearman Rd, Nby)

Thank you to every who supported this year's Oyster Roast from The Waldrops who provide our great location to The Barbers and Bowens Island Restaurant who provide the succulent SC oysters. Thank you sponsors, attendees, and Guild volunteers!



Congratulations to the following newly elected, upcoming Guild Board officers (terms end June 2020) and new Board members (terms end June 2021): 

Board Officers

President: Steffanie Shinn
Vice-President: Beth Hipp
Treasurer: Kathy Davenport
Secretary: Tamra Tootle

New Board Members

Jackie Holmes
Cathy Morse
Teal Ness
Julie Rhoad
Vickie Wiseman

 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!