The OOH Annual Events
We need your support to maintain our historic building and continue our mission of providing affordable, quality theatre and educational opportunities in the arts. Please join us for one of the several annual events we offer in addition to our regular season shows.
Night at the Races
Fundraiser hosted by the Theatre Guild of the Old Opera House
Saturday evening, MARCH 30th (starting at 5:30pm)
At the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
This year’s event will take place in the Hollywood Ballroom (not the Skyline Terrace as in previous years); so, we will have more privacy, less noise and confusion, and more opportunity to socialize. In addition to the large picture windows that overlook the racetrack, the room will be equipped with video monitors broadcasting the races live. This year the event will also include our own buffet and cash bar, and the ballroom is accessible by elevator.
Night at the Races includes a silent auction and a live raffle. Come join the fun and support the Old Opera House!
The buffet for his year’s event is the Hollywood Casino’s Red-Carpet Buffet which includes:
Pasta Salad with Seasonal Vegetables
Spinach Salad: Spinach, mandarin oranges, red onion, bacon and balsamic dressing
Chef's selection of homemade soup
Fresh baked rolls and butter
Seasonal Vegetable Medley
Wild Rice and grains
Roasted Red Potatoes
Steak Medallions with Bordelaise Sauce
Chicken Breast with roasted garlic cream
Roasted Salmon with citrus hollandaise sauce
Chocolate Fudge Cake
Vanilla crème brûlée
Freshly brewed coffee, decaf and tea
Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance by calling the Old Opera House BOX OFFICE at #304.725.4420
Summertime Arts Soiree
SPONSORED BY: MARTIN DISTRIBUTING and HOLLYWOOD CASINO AT CHARLES TOWN RACES
Saturday, August 4th (5pm to 9pm)
It is a lazy summer evening in August and you are looking for something to excite your senses and recharge your creative batteries. Well look no further than the Old Opera House’s 12th Annual Summertime Arts Soiree!
$37.50 per person...Includes delectable hors d’oeuvres, fine wine, and the music of singer-songwriter Laura Busey
Donna Ashbaugh: Watercolor Paintings
Joe Bourgeois: Occasional tables, inlay boxes and small objects d ’arts
Diana Cooper: Wildlife and scenic photographic prints, canvases and cards
Earl Mills: Fine Photographs
Tom Nebel: Painting in acrylics and pastels
Sandra Nichols: Gemstone/art glass/metal, one-of-a-kind jewelry
Denise O’Brien: Glass Work and fine jewelry
Scott Tatina: Wood turnings
Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance by calling the Old Opera House BOX OFFICE at #304.725.4420 or
New Voice Play Festival 2019
The Old Opera House Theatre Company is happy to announce open submission for its 19th Annual New Voice Play Festival. This one-act play writing competition draws some of the country’s best new playwrights each year; and this year over 50 playwrights from across the country participated.
The four plays that were selected as finalists will be presented at the Old Opera House on June 21, 22 & 23 and our patrons will select the festival winner.
A Night at the Races
Each April join the OOH at the Hollywood Casino at the Charles Town Races with a fun-filled night of races and prime-rib/seafood buffet.
Annual Summertime Arts Soirée
Each August this premier showing of artists' work kicks off with a splendid ticketed gala on Friday evening with free perusal of the artwork on Saturday.
Each fall the Old Opera House hosts the this ticketed auction as a fundraiser at the Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown, WV. Proceeds go to the upkeep of the historical OOH building.