All About Us

Our Mission

As a non-profit organization dependent on the generosity of public support, it is the mission of Franklin Opera House, Inc. to provide an attractive venue for wholesome community entertainment, expansion of arts awareness in all ages, a cultural hub, and center for social interaction, in an historic setting.

The current organization was founded in the year 2000 to restore, repair, and maintain the historic Franklin Opera House, and provide performing arts programming for our citizens. Franklin Opera House presents a broad range of quality arts and entertainment—something for everyone… from serious drama to light-hearted musical theatre, from folk artists to rock and everything in between, from classical guitarists to comedic accordion players—Franklin Opera House has something for every taste.

Beyond its excellent acoustical qualities and intimate feel, the flat orchestra level and flexible seating of the Franklin Opera House make it a truly distinctive venue, suitable for more varied forms of entertainment than most other venues can accommodate.

Comfortable, intimate, distinctive, affordable — quality performing arts for Franklin and surrounding communities in Central New Hampshire.

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About Our Renovation

The Franklin Fire Department has ordered the updating of our historic building to comply with modern fire and building codes. The City of Franklin, as owner of the building, is coordinating that effort. Representatives of the Opera House organization will be included in discussions with architects, engineers, and builders to create a performance space that is practical, functional, and affordable. When the Opera House reopens we look forward to offering more frequent events that are better than ever!

In the meantime, Franklin Opera House will present arts and entertainment programming in alternative locations.

Contact Us

phone: (603) 934-1901

A Team of Volunteers

As a non-profit volunteer organization committed to fostering the performing arts, we benefit greatly from the dedication and sacrifice of many people, including our Board of Directors. Members of our Board serve 3-year terms and are elected on a rotating basis each year at our Annual Meeting. We are always seeking engaged citizens who have interest or expertise in any aspect of running the organization and fulfilling our mission. If you would like to be a member our the Board, contact us or attend our next Annual Meeting which occurs the second Thursday of June. Current members include:

Term ending       Member

2024                   Jule Finley
2024                   Chris Seufert, Vice-President
2024                   Christine Dzujna
2024                   Jeff Perkins, President
2025                   Judith Ackerson, treasurer
2025                   Sue Bitetto, Footlight Liaison
2025                   Ernie Smith
2025                   Chip Ach
2025                   Maureen Aube
2025                   Alicia Humphrey
2026                   Carol Hodgdon
2026                   Peter Heath
2026                   Allison Cross
2026                   Valerie Perkins
2026                   Denise Steadman

"Wonderful, affordable, and entertaining programming for all family members."

–Sarah S.

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