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The Rochester Opera House, with an Arts for All mission, is the place to be for great entertainment for adults, families, teens and children. As a not-for-profit organization, ticket sales alone do not cover operating costs. We depend on support from people like you to help ensure the continued success of our historic theatre.

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"Our City shines brightest, when the stage is lit, the curtains open and the seats are filled at this magnificent theatre. The economic and cultural impact the Opera House provides to the City of Rochester is truly priceless. I would like to challenge individuals, businesses and corporations to consider a generous donation to ensure that our children and grandchildren may experience the beauty and enjoyment of an Opera House performance. Please join me as we work together to preserve our historic theatre for generations to come!

The Rochester Opera House is fortunate to have a strong partnership with the City of Rochester, an ever-growing base of patrons and a group of solid sponsors. But, as a not-for-profit organization, fundraising efforts, broadening sponsorship and donations are crucial to sustain operations, to expand programs and to support the “pulsating center of the community.”

T.J. Jean
Mayor, City of Rochester



Truly A Gem

"The Rochester Opera House is truly a gem for the Seacoast region and the State of New Hampshire. It is one of the more impressive municipal theaters to survive in the 21st century. The fact that the majority of this quality work [restoration] was accomplished through volunteers makes the restoration an impressive statement for this project and for the people of Rochester. The space, both majestic and intimate, brings the idea of theater as an “event” to modern audiences. Throughout New Hampshire, New England and the United States, arts and culture institutions like the Opera House are the foundation stones that help build up and maintain healthy downtowns."

Peter Michaud
National Register, NH Division of Historical Resources






Leading Economic Driver
The City of Rochester and surrounding communities are culturally and economically enriched by the presence of the Rochester Opera House. The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Piscataqua Regional Advisory Board strongly believes that the Opera House will be able to strengthen its capacity as a leading economic driver for the region as well as expand access to new and underserved audiences.
 ~ Simon Delekta, Senior Program Officer, Piscataqua Region, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation


Last Thursday I brought my fifteen British Literature students to see your excellent production of Macbeth at the Rochester Opera House. I thought the modernization of the production was beautifully conceived. Bravo on a real triumph. It's my favorite Shakespeare tragedy, and I was delighted with all of your [Director, Jerard-James Craven] fresh ideas and energy. Congratulate the cast for us. My accompanying teacher plans to see the show again with his family tonight.
 ~ Ken, Portsmouth


Blown Away
I have never been to ROH before. I was blown away by the quality of singing, acting and dancing, costumes…the whole package [Shrek]. It’s so good! I am coming back!
 ~ Charlie, Portsmouth


Brings Families and the Community
Together The Opera House brings new citizens to Rochester and brings families together. We need more places like the Opera House because it helps the community become unplugged from modern technology and go learn something from a play.
 ~ Josie, Student





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