Smyrna Opera House

The Smyrna Opera House was originally built in 1870 and was fully restored, reopening in March of 2003, as a community cultural arts center promoting access to the arts in central Delaware. Operated by the non-profit Smyrna-Clayton Heritage Association, the Smyrna Opera House is dedicated to showcasing and developing local creative, visual and performing artists while also offering affordable access to the arts and varied cultural and artistic experiences to people of all ages and backgrounds.

$1,590 raised from 21 donors

$2,500 goal

The Smyrna Opera House was originally built in 1870 and was fully restored, reopening in March of 2003, as a community cultural arts center promoting access to the arts in central Delaware. Operated by the non-profit Smyrna-Clayton Heritage Association, the Smyrna Opera House is dedicated to showcasing and developing local creative, visual and performing artists while also offering affordable access to the arts and varied cultural and artistic experiences to people of all ages and backgrounds.

Photo Credit: Dan Williams Photography 

About Smyrna Opera House

Mission: The Smyrna Opera House was originally built in 1870 and was fully restored, reopening in March of 2003, as a community cultural arts center promoting access to the arts in central Delaware. Operated by the non-profit Smyrna-Clayton Heritage Association, the Smyrna Opera House is dedicated to showcasing and developing local creative, visual and performing artists while also offering affordable access to the arts and varied cultural and artistic experiences to people of all ages and backgrounds.

"Today, more than ever before, we need your support as we navigate our way through the COVID-19 storm.  As you all know, we have had to cancel most of our shows for 2020 or reschedule them into 2021.  This has taken a major financial toll on the Opera House.   

The Smyrna Opera House has always relied on public donations to bring our community the best programming and opportunities for our citizens to enjoy and explore the arts.  We must keep the cultural center of our community going.  The Smyrna Opera House has weathered many storms before, as it has stood on this corner for over 150 years.  I am sure our community will once again help us get through these exceedingly difficult times.

Thank you to our friends who have already donated and have supported the few shows we have been able to have during this pandemic.  Without friends like you, this would not be possible."

 Sincerely,

Brian C. Hill
Managing Director
Smyrna Opera House

This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com