Series Sponsors

Cinema Series

The Opera House Cinema Series is sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank and features 30-35 independent and foreign films and documentaries annually.  

DFT Communications Spotlight Series

The Spotlight Series is sponsored by DFT Communications and typically features popular national and international performers.

Stage on Screen Series

The Stage On Screen Series is sponsored by Dr. James and Marcia Merrins and features live and captured live satellite programming from around the world.

Live at the Met

Live at the Met is graciously sponsored by Daniel S. Kaufman and Timothy W. Beaver and annually features 10 opera productions from NYC's renowned Metropolitan Opera live via satellite. 

Folk in Fredonia Music Series

The Folk in Fredonia Music Series is graciously sponsored by Dick and Carmen Gilman, of the Newton Street Irregulars, and typically features traditional folk, Celtic and roots-based music.


Performances at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County.

New York State Council on the Arts


United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County 


Arts Services Initiative of WNY, Inc.


Give for Greatness


Media Partners

Opera House media partners are WDOE-AM and Kix 96-FM.



The 1891 Fredonia Opera House proudly partners with the following organizations:

Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau