Our Story


The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center is a  not-for-profit, 444-seat restored performing arts center that offers a wide range of events including music, theatre, dance, cinema, and lectures.

The Opera House also presents live satellite broadcasts of opera from the Metropolitan Opera in NYC, theatre from the National Theatre in London, ballet from Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet, and art and architecture exhibitions from all over the world.

Each year in June, the Opera House presents the three-day Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival.

In keeping with its mission “to present the performing arts for the benefit of our community and region, while preserving one of our region’s historically significant landmarks,” the Opera House works to keep ticket prices low, and to present a wide variety of nationally and internationally recognized artists.

Our History

1891 – PRESENT

Fredonia's Opera House was an exceptionally large and elegant community theatre able to support such a wide range of activities that, for almost 100 years after opening night, virtually every citizen's life was in some way enriched.

Upcoming Event:

Unsinkable Women – October 18, 2024, 7:30pm

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