Annie Get Your Gun Updates!

NEW DATES!  The Irving Berlin classic “Annie Get Your Gun” will be produced at the Opera House on May 5, 6 and 7!!!


AUDITIONS!  March 7, 8 and 9, 6pm through 8pm.  Bring your own recorded music or accompanist Tuesday or Wednesday, or sing a song from the show with provided accompanist.  People of all ages welcomed and needed!  More information HERE or email us at


VOLUNTEERS ALSO NEEDED! Want to help with sets, costumes, props, backstage, publicity, Box office, etc?  Let us know at!

Tickets on sale NOW for the 101st Winter Carnival Pageant!

Join us for the 101st Winter Carnival Pageant on Friday, January 10 at 7pm.  Show your support for this year’s Queen Contestants:  Claudia Biron, Danielle Cherry, Hannah Everitt, Emma Kibbie, Kyrstin Kibbey, Jasmine Patenaude and Aspen Toliver.  Celebrate with our 23 Princes and Princesses!  The pageant begins at 7pm. Tickets are $17.50 and are limited.  Buy tickets online HERE.  You have a choice of the main floor or the balcony, and the best available tickets in either section are assigned in the order in which requests are received.  If you have special seating needs, please call the Box Office and we will do our best to accommodate you.  If we are away from the phone, please leave a message so we can put tickets aside for you and call you back.  Get your tickets soon – they are going fast!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from NOHA!

The Newport Opera House Association wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a joyous 2017!  We thank you all for your support and can’t wait to see you at the Opera House in the upcoming year.  Don’t forget – there’s still time to make a tax-deductible gift to NOHA before the year’s end.  A membership or donation would also make a wonderful gift for your favorite theater fan or that special someone who loves the Opera House. Click on the “Become a Member” link above to donate now!  Happy Holidays to you all.



Pageant Applications and Vacation!

The NOHA Box Office will be closed from Dec. 8 through Dec. 12 for vacation.  We’ll be back at 11am on Dec. 13.  Need to drop off a Winter Carnival Application?  The Newport Rec will be accepting them until the deadline, which is Dec. 9 at 3pm!  We will be checking email – – if you need to reach us.

See you Tuesday!

Winter Carnival Pageant Volunteers Needed!


Want to help young women gain poise, build self-confidence and earn scholarships?  Volunteer for the Winter Carnival Pageant Committee!

This a rewarding way to give to the community, and the commitment is only for two months!

Here’s what we need:


  • This person will have a leadership role in the 2018 pageant as our long-time coordinator is retiring.  This is a perfect way to learn the ropes!
  • A commitment of approximately 2 hours per week (1 hour in rehearsal.)
  • Involves working with children, interacting/communicating with parents, and some administrative tasks.
  • Important skills include positivity, organization, and tact.



  • Depending on interest and skill level , this person will assist with a variety of possible tasks, including updating Word documents, proofreading, running errands, tracking tickets/raffle tickets, answering phones, some communication with sponsors/customers/parents, and other similar tasks.
  • Important skills include familiarity with programs like Word and Excel, positivity, and attention to detail.
  • Commitment of approximately 2-4 hours per week (only 1 week in December; each in week in January until mid-February.

Interested?  Give us a call at 863-2412 or email us at




It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play!

iawl-logoJoin us for our 1940’s-style radio play version of the holiday classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  Be a part of the studio audience as our eight “radio actors” play all the parts, perform live sound effects, and watch as George Bailey discovers that he really does have a wonderful life after all.  Tickets are $10 each, and we are encouraging a non-perishable food item as a donation, to share the holiday spirit with our whole community.  Performances Dec. 1 & 2 at 7:30pm.  See you then!

Buy tickets HERE

It’s Time to Apply for the Winter Carnival Pageant!


The Annual Winter Carnival Pageant is open to young women 11th or 12th grade who either live in Newport or attend school here.  Prince and Princesses are second graders who either live in Newport or attend school here.  Click below to download an application!  Applications are due by 3pm on December 9th, and can be returned to the Newport Recreation Center, the Opera House, or emailed to  They can also be mailed to the Opera House at PO Box 351, Newport, NH  03773.  Questions?  Call us at 863-2412!

Download Application



harvey-logo-page-001This classic comedy follows the adventures of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and generous gentleman, whose best friend happens to be an invisible 6’5″ tall rabbit named Harvey. Is Harvey real? Join us to find out! You will receive an email confirmation and your tickets can be picked up at the event.

Friday, November 18 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, November 19 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, November 20 @ 2pm

Tickets: $12

 To purchase tickets:


orange-maskOur Halloween Party is back, and now features TWO bands!  LAST KID PICKED and FLEW-Z will both be performing!  Once again, we’ll have a costume contest with prizes (and for the first time, we’ll have a few CASH prizes!)  Cash bar open.  This events takes place Saturday, Oct. 29.  Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 7:30pm, and the fun goes on until midnight.


Tickets are $20 per person or $35 for two people.

  • Please note this is a 21 and over event – ID’s will be required at the door.
  • Tickets will not be shipped and will be held at the Box Office for pickup during regular Box Office hours or on the night of the event beginning at 7pm.