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The Greater Derry Arts Council

 and The Derry Opera House

About Us

The Greater Derry Arts Council is a New Hampshire non-profit corporation dedicated to fostering the arts in the communities that we serve: Derry and the immediately surrounding towns.  One of our major programs is the operation and renovation of the Derry Opera House in downtown Derry. This historic facility is used by many local performing arts groups, and increasingly hosts a variety of quality, live arts and entertainment.

New at the Opera House

The Greater Derry Arts Council is engaged in a new and exciting phase of our development.  Urged on by downtown businesses and the Derry Town Council, we are adding a number of concert and other event bookings at the Derry Opera House, to significantly increase it's utilization, the number of arts and entertainment opportunities available in downtown Derry, and the vibrancy of our downtown area.

This effort is not without financial risk.  We have hired part time marketing, production and administrative staff to make this program successful.  That's in addition to the artists fees we incur.  If a vibrant arts scene in downtown Derry is important to you, we humbly beseech you to attend one or more of these events.  It's a noble goal, but our programming efforts cannot succeed without patron support.  Thank you!

You may have noticed that we've re-branded the Adams Memorial Opera House as the Derry Opera House.  It's still the Adams Memorial Building, but the name Derry Opera House is more in keeping with other fine, historic venues throughout New Hampshire, and it speaks of a sense of place.  We hope it will be a more easily recognizable brand name for patrons outside the immediate area.

Our part time Office Administrator, Pauline Beland will be in our office on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  She can help you with show and rental information, facility tours and ticket sales for our GDAC-produced events.  If you are traveling any distance, please call (603) 437-0505 to confirm.  You may contact Pauline via email at pauline@derryarts.org.  Rental inquires should continue to be directed to the team address of rental@derryarts.org and technical questions to the team address of tech@derryarts.org.

Opera House Ticket Sales

Tickets for Greater Derry Arts Council shows and events, as well as many others at the Opera House, may be purchased on-line at TicketLeap.com.  Find a listing of upcoming events at our Show Schedule page.  Tickets may also be purchased at the Derry Opera House Box Office (GDAC Business Office) Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 to 7:30 PM.  If you are traveling any distance, please call (603) 437-0505 to confirm.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Arts Council runs with an entirely volunteer staff.  Please visit our Organizational and Committee pages to see what volunteer opportunities we have available.  Please consider helping us to bring affordable, family-oriented arts and entertainment to the Greater Derry area.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

We depend upon the generosity of arts loving citizens and businesses in our communities to help us balance our budget each year.
Please click this button to donate.
( This is a secure on-line transaction via PayPal.)

Visit our Events page for a calendar of standing committee meeting dates and times.  Please feel free to drop by a meeting at any time.

Navigating Our Site

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This page was last updated on:   Wednesday, June 13, 2012.