Be a part of the Opera House future, while “Taking your seat in Newport history!”

Construction on the Newport Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center is underway, the restoration of this cultural jewel will transform the historic structure into a modern, vibrant performing arts center and serve as an economic catalyst for Washington Square, theBroadway corridor and all of the region.

The Newport Opera House plans on having more than 100 performances annually, an effort that will have a significant annual impact for local restaurants, retail and lodging.

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With their “Take Your Seat” opportunity, they invite you to permanently inscribe your name or the name of your business on one of the beautiful new seats.

For a contribution of $1,000,$1,500 or $2,500 your inscription will be seen by thousands of visitors. All contributions will be used to restore the Opera House Theater and to set the stage to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the original opening of the Opera House Theater in 1867.

The Opera House Theater will have a grand total of 700 seats and for a limited time, you can choose to select your seat location!

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).