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.
Saturday, September 30 at 7:30 pm.
An audience favorite! Two funny and talented performers challenge each other to play songs requested by the audience. You choose the playlist! It's a rollicking good time for all, and this time ALL tips for the performers will benefit the Franklin Opera House's renovation. This show at the Elks Lodge will have a cash bar available.
October 27 and 28, 7:00 pm.
Reserved table seating includes appetizers, dessert,
and non-alcoholic beverage. Cash Bar available.
Take a walk on the spooky side when Franklin Opera House and Franklin Footlight Theatre present Polter-Heist, an audience participation murder mystery. The action takes place at The Mouldering Pines Inn, where the Bogeyman Outreach Organization (BOO), a support group for ghosts, is holding its annual convention. As BOO members, you’ll observe a séance, meet the Inn's ghoul-in-residence, and learn dark secrets about every cast member. Someone will be ruthlessly murdered at the end of the show, and it’s up to you to solve the crime! Prizes will be awarded to the first people to correctly guess both the murderer and the motive.
Premium folk music
Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 pm.
Liz and Dan Faiella bring to life the traditional music of their roots, with crisp vocals, mesmerizing fingerstyle guitar, lyrical fiddling, and exhilarating rhythmic drive. Their music calls to mind the convivial grange hall contradances of their youth in New Hampshire, while conveying a wistfulness for their ancestral Ireland.
Their debut album, At Long Last (2018), explores heartache, wonder, and joy, expressed through the traditional music they love.
"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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