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.
The Newberry Opera House will officially raise the curtain on Friday, August 15, 2020, with Black Jacket Symphony! 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.
These are challenging times for everyone in our community. Although this crisis has brought many challenges, we are working to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by continuing to forge a path toward the future.
The Newberry Opera Houses' Business Manager, Leslie Stillwell joined the team in January 2019. "I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Entertainment Industry. I knew that although I had a Financial Background handling the finances here would be different", she said. A typical season at The Opera House runs July 1 through June 30, with the first performance typically in the month of August. Therefore, when Leslie took up her post the Opera House was in full swing the 2018 – 2019 season.