Greater Derry Arts Council


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The Greater Derry Arts Council is dedicated to fostering the arts in the communities that we serve: Derry and the immediately surrounding towns.  We always welcome new volunteers for all of our various programs and projects.  Press the buttons above for more information on the Arts Council or to assist us through volunteering or tax deductible contributions.

Supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Below you will find information on some of our programs:

Derry Opera House

One of the Greater Derry Arts Council's major programs is the operation and renovation of the Derry Opera House in downtown Derry.

The Derry Opera House, hosts a wide variety of events including Broadway musicals, plays, children's theater, dance, concerts, fine art shows, business meetings, movies and weddings.

For tickets to events presented at the Opera House, or if you are interested in renting the opera house for your next event, press the "Derry Opera House" button above.  There you will find a calendar of upcoming shows as well as information on rentals.


Derryfest is Derry, New Hampshire's beloved annual town fair and is a program of the Greater Derry Arts Council. It is a day filled with food, fun, entertainment and community spirit. Derryfest is terrific, hometown fun for all ages that is traditionally held on the 3rd Saturday of September. Thousands of area residents attend each and every year and it's a great way to for local businesses, crafters and non-profit organizations to market themselves to the community by setting up a booth at the fair.

If you are thinking of becoming a sponsor, renting a booth or just want more information on the scheduled events, press the "Derryfest" button above to visit the Derryfest website.

Greater Derry's Got Talent

Greater Derry's Got Talent is an annual talent show that the Greater Derry Arts Council produces in conjunction with Derryfest. It is a family friendly event that is open to all singers, dancers, musicians, and performers of all ages and levels of experience from Derry and the surrounding towns.  Winning acts are selected by a panel of judges as well as additional acts selected by audience votes. For the final competition, all winning acts receive prizes as well as the opportunity to perform at Derryfest.

For information on becoming a contestant press the "Greater Derry's Got Talent" button above.