The OOH Annual Events
We need your support to maintain our historic building and continue our mission of providing affordable, quality theatre and educational opportunities in the arts. Please join us for one of the several annual events we offer in addition to our regular season shows.
New Voice Play Festival 2021
The Old Opera House Theatre Company is happy to announce open submission for its 20th Annual New Voice Play Festival. This one-act play writing competition draws some of the country’s best new playwrights each year.
The four plays that are selected as finalists will be presented at the Old Opera House in June and our patrons will select the festival winner.
Important NVPF Dates:
March 1, 2021 | Deadline for submissions
May 15 | Four Finalists Notified
June 25, 26, 27 | 20th Annual New Voice Play Festival
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm
Sunday Matinees @ 2:30pm
Adult: $15.00 | Students: $12.00 (Not recommended for young children)
Summertime Arts Soiree
SPONSORED BY: MARTIN DISTRIBUTING
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It is a lazy summer evening and you are looking for something to excite your senses and recharge your creative batteries. Well look no further than the Old Opera House’s Annual Summertime Arts Soiree! An evening of wonderful artworks, delicious hors d’oeuvres, fine wine, and live music.
Some Past Artists Include:
Donna Ashbaugh: Watercolor Paintings
Joe Bourgeois: Occasional tables, inlay boxes and small objects d ’arts
Diana Cooper: Wildlife and scenic photographic prints, canvases and cards
Earl Mills: Fine Photographs
Tom Nebel: Painting in acrylics and pastels
Sandra Nichols: Gemstone/art glass/metal, one-of-a-kind jewelry
Denise O’Brien: Glass Work and fine jewelry
Scott Tatina: Wood turnings
Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance by calling the Old Opera House BOX OFFICE at #304.725.4420 or
Jean Heiler Art Gallery
Located on the lower level of the Old Opera House, this Art Gallery showcases work of some of the areas most talented artists.
Annual Summertime Arts Soirée
Each year this premier art show draws some of the area’s most talented artists. Join us for a magical evening that includes live music and delicious hors d'oeuvres.
Each fall the Old Opera House hosts the this ticketed auction as a fundraiser at the Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown, WV. Proceeds go to the upkeep of the historical OOH building.