Light Up the Opera House!

Help us literally keep our theatrical lights on so we can continue to bring arts to Newport and the surround communities.

A fundraising campaign for Newport Opera House Association


Over forty years ago, a group of citizens came together to rescue the Historic Newport Opera House, with the goal of restoring it for use as an artistic and theatrical hub for the community.  Thus, the Newport Opera House Association was born, and over the ensuing years, thousands have enjoyed our offerings both in the audience and by participating onstage or backstage.  Beyond that, our theatrical systems have been used by the town, the community, and private parties for all sorts of events.  

Unfortunately, our theatrical lighting system is now failing, and threatens to literally darken our stage.  This is a multi-stage project, but the priority is stage one, which will cost $30,000, but will ensure that our lights will reliably and affordably stay lit.  We are grateful to say we have already raised approximately half of what we need for this stage; but we are hoping to raise the remaining amount before the end of the year, so that the lighting system will be ready to go for the Newport Winter Carnival Pageant and our spring musical!

Donate today to ensure that the Newport Opera House Association can continue to grow and thrive in its mission to bring artistic and theatrical opportunities to the Newport area.

With gratitude,

Amy Bailey

Executive Director

Newport Opera House Association

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About the Organization

Newport Opera House Association

The Newport Opera House Association was originally founded to restore and maintain the historic Opera House as a center for the arts and humanities for the community of Newport. The purpose of the N.O.H.A is to provide cultural opportunities for Newport and the surrounding area by presenting and sponsoring events and performances such as Concerts, Dances, Films, Lectures, Variety Shows, Plays, Musicals, Talent Shows and Community Fairs, and providing opportunities for the public to directly participate in the creation/production of cultural events.