As the Newport Opera House Theater & Performing Arts Center prepares to open for its 150th anniversary in 2018 – we want to hear from you! World-class performances, speakers, educational programming, special events and more…what would you like to see on our stage? 

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Want to tell us more? Broadway theater, world dance, jazz and classical, indie artists, internationally renown performers…imagine the possibilities at the Newport Opera House Theater & Performing Arts Center and tell us more by taking this quick 3-minute survey regarding your programming preferences:

Thank you for your input! By sharing your ideas with us you are part of the conversation on the future of programming at the Newport Opera House Theater – Newport’s premier world-class performing arts destination in 2018! 

About the Newport Opera House & Performing Arts Center: 

The Newport Opera House Theater & Performing Arts Center is actively engaged in restoring and renovating the historic 1867 Opera House Theater in downtown Newport into a 700 seat venue for year-round programming of live performances that will serve as a cultural asset, economic driver, and educational catalyst locally and in the region. The theater is among the ten oldest surviving Opera Houses in America and the oldest surviving theater building in Rhode Island.

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