The Earlville Opera House was founded in 1972 as a not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community service organization promoting 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, an unique second-story theater constructed in 1892.


Our Mission

Enriching the Central New York community through the visual and performing arts while preserving its historic building.


EOH renovations completed in 2005 added universal accessibility to the 1892 theater, Box office, Artisan Gift Shop, Arts Cafe and the East and West Art Galleries with a ramp, elevator, and accessible restroom facilities.  

What a wonderful venue to watch a show! Small enough to be close to the entertainment but large enough to seat lots of patrons. Beautiful building that takes you back in time. Would love to go again.
— Marilyn Klock Metz

Create a vibrant, premier destination for the arts that will:

  • Serve all of the residents of the surrounding communities by increasing the diversity of programming and audiences

  • Improve Central New York through the arts

  • Provide outreach to schools and communities

  • Foster communication and collaboration among arts groups and institutions

  • Serve as an example of historic preservation efforts