Welcome to the EOH! The Earlville Opera House Arts Center enriches the Central New York community through the visual and performing arts while preserving our beautiful historic theater. Founded in 1970 as a not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community service organization, we promote the arts in a rural region of central New York by offering programs of cultural, educational, and historical significance; and preserving and restoring the architectural and historic integrity of the Earlville Opera House, a unique second-story theater constructed in 1892.
The Earlville Opera House is a superb concert venue that presents a diverse series of performances in its beautiful historic theater from May through October. The entertainment includes folk, blues, world music, musical theater, drama, Zydeco music, bluegrass, rock and roll, and country music, and have included shows by nationally known performers and up-and-coming artists alike! Musicians and audiences alike enjoy the perfect acoustics of the Historic Landmark theater. A marvelous example of turn-of-the-century architecture, the charming stenciling, ornate pressed tin ceiling, and beautiful proscenium stage make the 1892 theater a living testament to the history of this area of New York State.
Visit the exhibitions in the Earlville Galleries: East, West and Arts Cafe Galleries, or our Artisan Gift Shop featuring over 35 regional artists's work. Interested in exhibiting your own work? See our gallery guidelines! Not quite ready to exhibit, but still want to nurture your creative side? Our Arts Education Workshops are growing! From Circus Camp to poetry workshops, the Opera House offers something for everyone! Teachers are invited to propose classes - see guidelines.
The Earlville Opera House is located on Route 12B just 5 miles south of Hamilton, NY, home of Colgate University, or about 15 miles north of Norwich, NY. If you need more information or want to be on our mailing list, Contact Us Online, call (315) 691-3550 or write to us at PO Box 111, Earlville, NY 13332.
Through hard work and the support of many believers, the Earlville Opera House has made a wonderful journey in the past 45 years.
The once grand theater, that was on the verge of demolition, has made it all the way back. This campaign will complete our journey into the 21st century by adding heat and air conditioning to our historic theater. Learn how you can help!
Earlville Opera House events are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members. Thank you!