Thank you for supporting us! We have the following options available as donation opportunities from our website. If none of the donation opportunities below include programs which you are interested in supporting, you may contact us to find out more donation opportunities by phone or email.
Annual AppealWhen those intrepid volunteers in 1971 got together and decided to save the Earlville Opera House from the wrecking ball, it must have been hard to imagine how it could ever become the beautiful facility we have today. The building had stood empty and abandoned for 20 years. The roof leaked. The heat did not work. Paint was peeling and brickwork was cracked. Pigeons flew in and out through the broken windows. Donate
Save-A-SeatThe Earlville Opera House was founded in 1972 as a not-for-profit, volunteer-based community service organization promoting the arts in rural Central NY. EOH offers porgrams of cultural, educational & historical significance while preserving and restoring the architectural and historic integrity of the Opera House, a unique second-story theater constructed in 1892.
Once the stage to Vaudeville acts, three-penny operas, traveling medicine shows and silent films, after being closed for almost two decades, the Opera House was revitalized by volunteers and named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Please join us in preserving the legacy of the Opera House and ensuring its longevity for future generations to come. Become a part of the EOH family now and include yourself in preserving history by purchasing a permanent seat-plaque!
Seat-plaques may commemorate or honor a family member, friend, organization or business. Each custon engraved plaque will adorn an available seat selected by purchaser in our 1892 historic theater. Plaques cost $200, which includes custon engraving, mounting on a theater seat followed by mounting on a permanent wall memorial, PLUS a one year EOH individual membership (valued at $35).
Plaques will remain on selected seats for three years, after which they will be mounted permanently on a separate plaque to forever adorn the historic theater walls. Donate
Virtual Show DonationLauren Mettler
Streaming Live May 7 @ 7PM
FREE event, donations graciously accepted
RESCHEDULED SHOW! Please note tonight's show with Lauren Mettler has been rescheduled to NEXT FRIDAY, MAY 7, 7pm. Please tune in then for a truly enjoyable performance, thank you!
The Earlville Opera House is thrilled to present local music great Lauren Mettler streaming from our Facebook page on May 7 at 7pm. This is a give-what-you-like event with all proceeds supporting the programs and services of the Earlville Opera House as we poise to re-open.
Hailing from the hills of Sherburne New York, Lauren Mettler grew up singing and playing music with her parents who played professionally when she was a child. She played in bands with her siblings and friends throughout her childhood and young adult life. She has since devoted herself to her solo songwriting craft. She learned originally to play music on the guitar, but has picked up the banjo, mandolin, and uke along the way. She loves to whistle, and can play some Irish penny whistle to top it off! She has a dream to lead a folk ensemble accompanying her original repertoire.
Lauren bears a unique and earthy style of songwriting that enchants listeners with beautiful images and thought-provoking lyrics, she paints worlds which evoke nostalgia, empathy, and courage. Lauren’s original music ranges in style from folk alternative, to jazz classics, to winsome ballads, and all delivered with a melodious, articulate voice. She will be sharing a selection of tunes written for an upcoming album that is a musical portrait of the American working class. Lauren has many fond memories of attending workshops and performing in various contexts at the Earlville Opera House, and is honored be playing for us now.
This show is free for all! If you are able to contribute to EOH, donations of all sizes are most welcome and needed. Please visit www.earlvilleoperahouse.com to see how you can support and engage in the arts. Donate