Capital Campaign to Reopen

Franklin Opera House

Affordable Entertainment for Everyone

Located in historic Soldiers' Memorial Hall (City Hall), our performing arts center
offers distinctive events for the greater Franklin NH area and beyond.
It's ALWAYS better LIVE!

What's On Tap


As we undergo much needed restorative renovations to our Opera House, this season will look a little different. Be sure to check here for regular updates as our venues for shows may change.

Yankee Humor

with Rebecca Rule and Fred Marple

Rebecca Rule has been telling stories in New England, especially NH, for more than thirty years. She hasn’t visited every town in the Granite State but has found her way to many of them — speaking at libraries, historical societies, church groups, and charitable organizations. She likes collecting stories because “they’re free and you don’t have to dust them."

Yankee humorist Fred Marple has appeared on New Hampshire Chronicle, on the radio, at town halls, church basements, and the homes of most of his friends, usually right around dinner time. Fred’s humor columns have appeared in Yankee Magazine, New Hampshire Magazine, and many others. Fred is a graduate of the Frost Heaves Academy and the East Coast School of Knife Sharpening and Carburetor Repair.

Other Events Available
Through Our Ticketing
Coming this summer from
Franklin Footlight Theatre
AUDITIONS May 14 & 16 at Franklin High School
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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"Franklin Opera House is a gem in downtown Franklin NH offering various shows and events at very reasonable cost and the venue is cozy and every seat is a winner. Have visited several times to enjoy music, plays and comedy. "
–jgarland2019 on Tripadvisor

Thanks for your support!

We are very grateful to our members, and to the local businesses and organizations who sponsor our shows and operations. Please visit them and tell them how much you appreciate their support!

The Franklin Opera House is supported in part with funding from New Hampshire State Council on the Arts,
National Endowment for the Arts,
the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation,
Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction, 
and the NHEC Foundation.

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