Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: Closed (unless an event is scheduled)

Note: Doors open 45 minutes prior to start of performance.
Upcoming Events
October 2014
Town of Smyrna
Smyrna Clayton Sun Times
Kent County & Greater Dover 					            Delaware
To purchase tickets for any Smyrna Opera House program (even those not currently displayed here), please click on the "Purchase Tickets" link here or under any Events listing. The link will take you to our
online store which includes tickets for our entire season.
Please note that tickets purchased online are not mailed, but are held for pickup at the Smyrna Opera House Box Office.

The Smyrna Opera House offers an eclectic mix of musical acts, theatre productions and comedy events every year from September to June.

Thank you for stopping by!

Piano Lessons for Beginners!!
Something NEW at the Smyrna Opera House this Fall!
Piano Lessons by Jessica Cantillon – Saturday Morning Classes
Session 1: 10:00 am – 11:00 am & Session 2: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Class Dates - 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1,11/8 and 11/15)
$80 per session (6 Classes - No drop in fee)
$75 per session for SOH Members (Membership card must be provided at time of payment)
Registration starts Monday, September 29, 2014 @ 10:00 am

For registration or additional information contact the Smyrna Opera House box office at 302-653-4236, visit us at 7 W. South St. Smyrna, DE 19977 or email soh.programsdirector@gmail.com
Become a Member!

Become a member of the Smyrna Opera House!
Membership, both individual ($20) and household ($50 - 3+ people living in same home) provides advance notice of scheduled events as well as $2.00 off the price of any ticket (some restrictions apply). Members also get invited to the member/guild appreciation night that is held each fall. Become a member and help support the Smyrna Opera House!

[Click here or on the Tower to join!]

Patrons Pathway
Order YOUR Commemorative Bricks Now For the SOH Patrons Pathway

Patrons and friends of the Smyrna Opera House are invited to purchase an engravable paver brick for the walkway leading to the entrance of the SOH. These bricks may be engraved with commemorative messages, family names, or memorial tributes. For a gift of $100, a donor may request up to three lines with up to 16 letters and/or spaces per line. After being engraved, the bricks will be permanently installed in the Patrons Pathway for present and future visitors to the SOH to admire. Please click on the brick to purchase your brick today!

Our Next Events!
Saturday, October 25th
"Who's Afraid of Opera?"
Welcoming Opera Delaware at the Smyrna Opera House - Finally!!
The Smyrna Opera House Hosts “Pizza and Puccini” with selections from Opera Delaware’s "Who’s Afraid of Opera?"
Don't be afraid - you've heard this music before! Enjoy selections from Sesame Street all the way to Wall Street! British Airways to Bugs Bunny - little did you know opera has been a part of your vocabulary all along! Professionals: Angela Marchese -Soprano, Jessica Renfro-Mezzo Soprano, Marco Panuccio-Tenor, and Eric McKeever- Baritone. Join us at 7 W. South St Smyrna, DE 19977 and explore some of the most celebrated moments of opera pop-culture, as well as some of our suggestions for what should be part of the main-stream!

Saturday, Oct 25 - 6:00 p.m. - Adult $25.00
Saturday, Oct 25 - 6:00 p.m. - Student $15.00 (Student ID required)
Sunday, October 26th
Classical Piano Series
Part 2 of the "Three-Part Classical Piano Series”.
The Smyrna Opera House has partnered with University of Delaware Piano Professor Delbeau. Students Robert Steinfeld, Kristen Akers, Tongtong Shan, AJ Baal, and Natasha Stollmack will perform classical-era arrangements for piano. The October performance is sponsored by Dan Bloxom in memory of Jo Ann Byrd Bloxom.

Sunday, Oct 26 - 2:00 p.m. - Adult $16.00
Sunday, Oct 26 - 2:00 p.m. - Student $5.00
Coming soon...
Friday - October 31st
"1st Annual Monster Mash Halloween Bash!"
The Smyrna Opera House has a spook-tackler Halloween in store for it's local teens (Ages 14-18 years old). Ticket price includes music entertainment, free concessions, and unlimited use of a photo booth. Participants are encouraged to dress up in costume! Doors will open for ticket sale at 6:30 pm and will close at 8:00 pm for security purposes. Students will not be permitted to exit and re-enter the building. Parents are welcomed to attend free of charge. Reminder that the Smyrna Opera House has a no tolerance policy and that students will be asked to leave if behavior is an issue. The Smyrna Opera House is happy to provide a safe and fun atmosphere for it's young community. Tickets can be purchased online and will be waiting at the door for pick up or can be purchased on site. For more information or questions please call 302-653-4236.

Friday, Oct 31 - 7:00 - 10:00pm - $10.00
Friday - November 7th
"19th Annual Art Show"
Opening Reception
Our annual art show features a variety of artwork from many local and regional artists. The Smyrna Opera House will host an "Opening Reception" on Friday, November 7, 2014 with complimentary concessions. The artwork for the "19th Annual Art Show" will be displayed thru Sunday, December 14, 2014. The "Opening Reception" is a free event for the community and guests in surrounding areas to view and potentially purchase artwork of their choice. Contact the Smyrna Opera House for Gallery hours. (302) 653-4236

Friday & Saturday, November 14th & 15th
presented by the Young Actors Guild
Pocahontas is the daughter of the mighty Algonquin Chief Powhatan. The princess has made friends with the English settlers of Jamestown, a community struggling with starvation and sickness. This enchanting musical is graced with a wonderful cast of characters: Little Running Rabbit, Brave Eagle, Aunt Morning Star, Forest Spirits, Mother Earth and, of course, the people of Jamestown. Filled with Native American lore and beautiful music, this play is true to the original legend. This production is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado. For more information visit our website at youngactorsguild.net or like us on Facebook!

Friday, Nov 14 - 7:00 p.m. - Adult $10.00
Friday, Nov 14 - 7:00 p.m. - Senior $8.00
Friday, Nov 14 - 7:00 p.m. - Student $5.00
Saturday, Nov 15 - 7:00 p.m. - Adult $10.00
Saturday, Nov 15 - 7:00 p.m. - Senior $8.00
Saturday, Nov 15 - 7:00 p.m. - Student $5.00
Thursday, November 20th
"SOH Open Mic Night"
Kick off the weekend with the Smyrna Opera House and live entertainment for a night of fun with friends! Dance, sing karaoke, recite poetry or deliver a monologue. Perhaps you would prefer to listen and reflect. Each night serves as a mix of performances that are sure to inspire and showcase area talent. It is a great place for artist to test their materials in front of a live audience. Call the Smyrna Opera House to make an inquiry or reserve your spot today! Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Thursday, Nov 20 - 7:00 p.m. - Adult $5.00
Sunday, November 23rd
Classical Piano Series
Part 3 of the "Three-Part Classical Piano Series”.
The Smyrna Opera House has partnered with University of Delaware Piano Professor Delbeau. Students Robert Steinfeld, Kristen Akers, Tongtong Shan, AJ Baal, and Natasha Stollmack will perform classical-era arrangements for piano. The November performance is sponsored by Quentin Schlieder in memory of Henry Francis Stewart.

Sunday, Nov 23 - 2:00 p.m. - Adult $16.00
Sunday, Nov 23 - 2:00 p.m. - Student $5.00
Sunday - December 7th
"Christmas Open House and Bazaar"
A traditional Open House and Christmas Bazaar for the entire family! Kick off the holiday season and come enjoy Christmas Carols sung by local schools, Christmas decorations, Hot Cocoa and Cookies, a screening of “It’s A Wonderful Life” in our Auditorium, and a visit from Jolly Old St. Nick himself! Shop our vendors and pick up a handmade gift for the holidays. Event is FREE but requires a donation of a toy for Toys For Tots or canned food item(s) for a local food pantry.

Sunday, Dec 7 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday - December 13th
"Jimmy Thackery"
Thackery spent fourteen years as part of The Nighthawks, the Washington, D.C. based blues and roots rock ensemble. After leaving the Nighthawks in 1986, Thackery toured under his own name. Born in Pittsburgh and raised in Washington, Thackery co-founded The Nighthawks with Mark Wenner in 1972 and went on to record over twenty albums with them. In 1986 he began touring with The Assassins, a six-piece original blues, rock and R&B ensemble which he had previously helped start as a vacation band when The Nighthawks took one of their rare breaks. Originally billed as Jimmy Thackery and The Assassins, the band toured the U.S. Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, and Texas regions. The Assassins released a variety of recordings on the Seymour record label, two on vinyl (No Previous Record and Partners in Crime) and the 1989 CD Cut Me Loose. In the wake of the Assassins 1991 break-up, Thackery has been leading a trio, Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, whose early recordings were for the San Francisco, California based Blind Pig Records. In 2002 Thackery released, We Got It, his first album on Telarc and in 2006, In the Natural State with Earl and Ernie Cate onRykodisc. In 2007, he released Solid Ice again with The Drivers. His album 'Feel the Heat' was released in April 2011.

Saturday, Dec 13 - 7:00 p.m. - $16.00
Delaware Division of the Arts
These programs are made possible, in part, by a grant
from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency
dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware,
in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.
National Endownment of the Arts