Per the Governor's directive, the Newberry Opera House is closed –

All performances and tours are postponed through May 1, 2020 at this time. You can find an updated list of performances and dates HERE. We are here for you. You can reach our Box Office team at, Emergency Contact: 803-597-1417. Stay safe, and we look forward to welcoming you home again soon!


For patrons and performers, lights are a vital part of the theatergoing experience. Rows of expectant ticket holders wait for the lights to go down signaling the beginning of the performance and then wait for them to go up so they know the journey is over. But for the cast and crew, the most atmospheric of all theater lights is called a “ghost light”.

The Newberry Opera House Performing Arts Center and the Foundation is dedicated to ensuring a safe environment for all who pass through our doors. The Newberry Opera House (NOH) always prioritizes the safety and security of its audiences, artists, volunteers, and staff. 

The NOH is continuing to monitor, evaluate, and update procedures according to the guidelines of the CDC, local, and state authorities. An updated evaluation will be made in the next several weeks as circumstances are very fluid at this time as to whether more performances will be affected. Return to this page for a comprehensive list as performances postpone, change date, or cancel their tours. 

To follow the old adage “The show must go on” The Newberry Opera House Board and Staff was hopeful to bring world-class entertainment to our guests during this anxious time.  However, in light of the COVID-19 press conferences and state of emergency from both Governor McMaster and President Trump, the tough decision has been made to postpone shows as soon as contractually possible (March 15-31, 2020) to mitigate exposure to the virus for our guests, performers, volunteers, and staff.

The NOH is currently working to confirm new dates for postponed performances when possible. If you have tickets for this performance, you will be contacted soon. With immediate concerns, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak66f7ec7cf2e484231f71d6a33df9efa9').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy66f7ec7cf2e484231f71d6a33df9efa9 = 'boxoffice' + '@'; addy66f7ec7cf2e484231f71d6a33df9efa9 = addy66f7ec7cf2e484231f71d6a33df9efa9 + 'newberryoperahouse' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text66f7ec7cf2e484231f71d6a33df9efa9 = 'boxoffice' + '@' + 'newberryoperahouse' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak66f7ec7cf2e484231f71d6a33df9efa9').innerHTML += ''+addy_text66f7ec7cf2e484231f71d6a33df9efa9+''; . Thank you for your patience.

Thank you for your patience as we all navigate uncharted waters. The Newberry Opera House looks forward to seeing you very soon!

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Newberry, SC- entering the second half of the 2019-2020 season, the Newberry Opera House hosts an all-star lineup of some of the biggest names in the world of Bluegrass. Made up of award-winning artists, up and coming groups, and creative pioneers, these shows bring the sound of the mountains to Newberry. Be sure to visit Where you can view blog posts, podcasts and videos that help you get a better idea of what to expect from these artists.

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