Featured Events & Opera House News

The Opera House is CLOSED effective immediately through April 17.  All events scheduled during this time are either canceled outright or being rescheduled. All currently held tickets will be honored for rescheduled events. Our staff is available by phone to answer questions ... 716-679-0891 for Administration (leave a message if no answer), and 716-679-1891 for the Box Office on Friday afternoons.  Here are updates to our scheduled events:


Cane Mill Road has been rescheduled to Aug. 29.

Idol Kings - A Tribute to Journey, John Mellencamp and Tom Petty has been rescheduled to Oct. 9.

An Evening with George Winston has been rescheduled to Nov. 4.

Takin' It to the Streets Doobie Bros Tribute has been rescheduled to Apr. 9, 2021.

All scheduled movies are cancelled and likely will not be rescheduled.

Live at the Met's Tosca on Apr. 11 and Maria Stuarda on May 9 have been cancelled by the Met.

Bolshoi Ballet Live's Swan Lake has been rescheduled to June 20.  Jewels, also from Bolshoi Ballet Live, has been cancelled by the Bolshoi.

National Theatre Live's Cyrano de Bergerac has been rescheduled to Oct. 3.

Art & Architecture On Screen's Easter in Art has been pulled by the distributor and will be rereleased close to Easter in 2021. Lucian Freud - A Self Portrait has been rescheduled to June 25.  Hermitage - The Power of Art has been rescheduled to Aug. 27.

The 1891 Run for the Fredonia Opera House on Sun., Apr. 26, has been rescheduled for Sun., July 19.  This year, more than ever, we appreciate those who register to participate and those who are not runners or walkers but who choose to register as a Virtual Runner with a donation to the Opera House.  

1891 Run

July 19, at 9:00am

A 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Opera House! The Run starts at 9am and is immediately followed by the Walk.  Both start and end at the Opera House/Village Hall.  The race utilizes chip timing and this year, is one of the races included in the Chautauqua Striders Athletic Club Runner of the Year Series!  Register HERE .


The Bards

May 8, at 7:30pm

Buffalo trio Inga Yanoski, Brian Walnicki and Michael Yanoski - or, as they are better known, The Bards - are a unique group of musicians who specialize in playing an assortment of popular music, movie tunes, and folk music from European countries like Ireland, Scandinavia and Latvia.  Often described as a “dynamic trio,” the three musicians are classically trained and all have degrees in music performance.  Inga Yanoski provides vocals and plays violin; husband Michael plays hammered dulcimer, harmonium, accordion, and percussion.  And Fredonia resident Brian Walnicki plays viola and octave mandolin.




The Probables

May 29, at 7:30pm 

The Probables are a rhythm-driven, "folkcana/roots" rock band from Jamestown, NY.  Formed in March of 2016, the group hit the ground running with the release of its EP that same year.  With influences of Americana, Folk, Contemporary, Bluegrass and Rock, the result is a unique fusion by a talented group of experienced musicians: Steve Johnson, Matt Gronquist, Adam McKillip, Ryan Ecklund, and Nick Campbell.





Are You an Opera House Member?

It's never too late to become a member of the Fredonia Opera House.  You'll get discounts on tickets, advance notice of special events, invitation to special member-only receptions and much more.  Plus, you get the satisfaction of helping ensure that the Opera House continues to serve as northern Chautauqua County's premier performing arts center!

Membership forms are available at the Box Office or by calling 716-679-1891 T-F, 1-5pm. It also can be downloaded and printed HERE.  Join NOW and take advantage of membership benefits for all of 2020.