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.


“Harvey” Cast List Posted

“Harvey” cast list is posted!  Tickets will go on sale in mid-October!

Our Annual Community Talent Show wants YOU!

small-spotlight-th2Are you a singer?  A dancer?  A musician?  Or a comedian?  Magician? Juggler? Do you have a great character act?  If so, we want YOU!   The NOHA Annual Community Talent Show will take place Friday, Sept. 15 at 7pm.  Here’s a chance to highlight your dance troupe, your school drama club, community theater and other organizations!


Auditions will take place, Monday, September 11 at 7pm.  More information is available Here.

Not a performer?  We still want YOU, as part of our audience!  Come share your support for our local talent.  Tickets $7, general admission, and available at the door.  Show is Friday, Sept. 15, at 7pm.

As always, call us at 863-2412, or email us at, for more information.



Join “Bringing the World to Newport” International Volunteers in Organizing the Opera House!


Join NOHA and young people from Europe and Asia to help ORGANIZE THE OPERA HOUSE!
These young international volunteers are spending two weeks here in Newport, working with all the wonderful non-profits in our community.  We’re lucky enough to be working with them on Wednesday July 27 and Thursday July 28.  Work hours will be from 10am to 4pm both days.  Volunteers are invited to bring a bag lunch and eat lunch with us on Thursday.  
This is a wonderful way to meet some great young people from around the world AND help NOHA get organized for our next season at the same time.  All volunteers welcome – come for an hour or for as long as you’d like!
Want more information?  Call the Box Office at 863-2412 and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.  Or email us at and we’ll get back to you even more quickly.  For more information about the “Bringing the World to Newport” International Work Camp, click here for an article in the Argus Champion.
Students looking for service credits?  We’ll happily write you a letter in exchange for your help!


Light Up The Opera House!






NH Gives raised over $184,000 for 281 non-profits statewide, and we were proud to be a part of it!  The Opera House raised $650 towards our goal of replacing our failing lighting system.  We have deep gratitude to those who contributed!

Even though June 7 has passed, we still need to raise more to reach our goal!  Click on the link below to donate to Phase One, which will allow us to replace the infrastructure of the system.  Stay tuned for more ways you can help in the months ahead.

The Opera House will direct all funds raised through this campaign exclusively to our “Light Up the Opera House!” fund drive. None of these funds will be spent on general operating expenses. Thank you in advance!


Light Up The Opera House!