Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Newberry Opera House is one of the premier performing arts centers in the region.

The live arts destination for the midlands

Centrally located in historic downtown Newberry, SC, the Newberry Opera House is the destination for entertainment in the Midlands of SC and beyond. Offering a diverse mix of performances and historic preservation, it is the perfect place to experience the thrill of live entertainment.

constructed to lead, designed to inspire

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The Newberry Opera House has been the heart of Newberry County since its dedication in 1882. Designed by G. L. Norman and built at a cost of $30,000, the building is an example of Victorian civic eclectic architecture. The French Gothic clock tower dominates the city’s skyline.

It was designed as a place of entertainment for the local citizenry and as a seat of government for the city and constructed with brick from three local brickyards. The granite came from a quarry approximately two miles outside of the city limits. The talents of local craftsmen in woodworking and masonry were used throughout the construction.

 A Place that is your Own

The arts are for everyone. The Newberry Opera House strives to enhance the cultural and economic development of Newberry and the Midlands through the window of the arts. We are committed to fostering a sense of community engagement where the arts are accessible to all.

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Unforgettable experiences await! With over 100 events, there's something for everyone to discover. Find yours today!


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