Arts Council

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Greater Derry
Arts Council

 The Derry Opera House

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




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 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 ofand 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

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.

Volunteer Now !

Navigating Our Site

Please use the buttons on the navigation bars at the left of each page to easily find your way around our web site.  The most popular 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......