With an Impact

With an Impact

Our Mission Statement "To enhance the Woodstock Opera House experience for both patrons and performers while adding to the cultural enrichment of the community through programming for all ages."


In the past two years, funds have been raised through:

  • Membership Renewals
  • June Jubilee
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Amazing Race
  • Treasure Island
  • Lighting of the Square
  • Christmas Ornament Sales


The Friends of the Opera House would like to thank the generous donors who contributed in the last two years:

BMO Harris Bank of Woodstock
Bonnie O'Neill
Jackson Insurance
Margaret Crane
Michele Eisele
Patricia Hammer
RB Thompson
Sheralynn Thurow
Stephan & Susan Hird

Capital Improvements

Recently the Friends of the Opera House has funded:

  • New sound system for Stage Left Cafe and for the Opera House
  • Carpeting for main entrance foyer
  • Mobile coffee serving cabinet
  • Risers for choral concerts
  • Replacement of the drinking fountain
  • New dance floor for Opera House Stage
  • New traveler curtain for stage
  • Photography equipment
  • Video recording equipment

Community Impact

Besides providing funds for the Opera House Capital Improvements, we the Friends of the Opera House give grants to resident users of the Opera House. We have a fund that specifically focuses on programs that “Enhance the Opera House Experience for Patrons and Performers.” A large percentage is for children and youth programs. In the past several years fund have been awarded for:
  • Town Square Players and Musical Theater Group opening night receptions
  • District 200 Madrigral Singers costumes
  • Treasure Island production (a children's participation play)
  • Theatre 121 Youth training program
  • Off Square ameteur recitals at Stage Left