Until we can open again, we rely on your generosity
to help us through this challenging time. 

The Friends of the Opera House, its artists, designers, and technicians diligently work to create and maintain an extraordinary cultural gathering-place for our greater community.


We provide important and valuable educational programs for children, youth, and adults that enrich each individual that has the opportunity to participate. 

The Opera House is a venue where family and friends can gather to enjoy and appreciate the exceptional music and theatrical talent featured in each of our productions. We strive to make our community proud of each masterpiece we create. 

The majority of our revenue to support our program comes from ticket sales. 

Until we can meet again, please consider making a generous contribution to the Friends of the Opera House so we can continue to maintain the building, fund future projects, and support our limited staff who are holding things together through this pandemic. 

Now is the time to act to keep the arts alive in our community.

Thank you for your continued support!

Donations are tax deductable.

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Grant Turner, theater director and actor, joins Elgin Opera House as Associate Artistic Director at the new Hale | Turner Little Theatre with a
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Contact Carol at the box office for details at 541-663-6324


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Opera House announces musical “Matilda” postponed

The Friends of the Opera House announced today that its April-May production of the hit Broadway musical “Matilda” has been postponed due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. 

New Matilda show dates: TBA 

The organization postponed the production to comply with current state regulations banning large events and “do our part to help keep audience members, our performers, our staff, and the wider community safe right now”, said Terry Hale, Executive Artistic Director of the Elgin Opera House.

Opera House patrons who have already purchased “Matilda” tickets for performance dates in April or May can expect a phone call from Opera House Box Office staff to facilitate transferring those tickets once the new show dates are ready on our ticketing software, said Hale.

Friends of the Opera House Board President, Moira Madden, commented, “We hope that people will begin purchasing ‘Matilda’ tickets as soon as we have the new dates posted as a show of support for the Opera House during what will be a tough time financially for our organization. As is the case for many other small arts organizations (and small businesses) across the country, temporary closures can cause real hardship. We encourage everyone to buy a ticket for a friend to see this fun and amazing show, too! Your support will be greatly appreciated.”

If you already purchased “Matilda” tickets for April and/or May and you would like to convert your tickets into a tax-deductible contribution that will help support the Elgin Opera House during this challenging time, please call the Box Office at 541-663-6324.

You may purchase 2020-2021 season tickets at any time by calling the same number. For more information, to make a donation, or to purchase tickets on the web, go to ElginOperaHouse.com.

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