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Supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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
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
Our office hours are Monday and Wednesday
afternoons from 3:00 to 5:00 PM and Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00
PM. We 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. Rental inquires should continue to be directed to the team address of
technical questions to the team address of
Opera House Ticket Sales
Tickets for Greater Derry Arts Council shows and
events, as well as other events presented at the at the Opera House, may
be purchased on-line.
Find a listing of upcoming events and links for ticket purchase at
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.
Visit our Events page for a calendar of
standing committee meeting
dates and times. Please feel free to drop by a meeting at any
Navigating Our Site
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information is directly linked at left of this page. Various hyperlinks
are also embedded in each page.
This page was last updated on:
Friday, April 10, 2015.