Featured Events & Opera House News

The Plot to Steal Abraham Lincoln

July 19, 7:00pm

Chautauqua County Historian Michelle Henry presents a program detailing local and national research on Patrick Tyrrell, a Dunkirk resident later hailed as a national hero for thwarting a plot to steal Abraham Lincoln's body in 1876. However, records held in the County Archive in Mayville suggest that Tyrrell's personal and professional life were marred by accusations of corruption and abuse. Was he a hero or a scoundrel, or perhaps a bit of both?

Folk in Fredonia Free-For-All

September 23, at 3pm

Fredonia folk music favorites Carmen and Dick Gilman invite their musician friends from throughout the state to join them on the Opera House stage for an afternoon of great music, dance and a humorous story or two!  There also are raffles, drawings for door prizes and loads of fun!  The official kickoff to the Folk in Fredonia Music Series, this event is great fun for the whole family. 




Cinema Series: The Beatles Yellow Submarine

July 14, at 7:30pm
July 17, at 7:30pm

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of its original release, The Beatles classic 1968 animated film, Yellow Submarine, gets a cinematic tour of North America, restored in 4k and rereleased in stereo surround sound!  An icon of psychedelic pop culture, Yellow Submarine is a colorful musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages - filled with visual invention, optical illusions, word play and glorious, glorious music!


Comedian Tammy Pescatelli

September 14, at 7:30pm

Arguably one of the hardest working women in comedy today, Tammy Pescatelli brings brassy sexiness with a female voice of witty sarcasm to her audiences, holding her own on topics of sports, television, dating and family life using tongue-in-cheek humor.  Known for her appearances on NBC's Last Comic Standing, award-winning Netflix special Finding the Funny, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The View, Pescatelli is one of the only female comedians relatable to every audience member - male or female!  After seeing her perform, everyone wishes she was their best friend or sister!