Theater Seat Campaign

Take Your Seat in Newport History!


Dedicate one of the elegant new seats in the Opera House Theater to honor a special friend or loved one. Relive special memories at the Opera House – that first date, a favorite movie, an unforgettable performance. The name of your choice will be permanently inscribed on a brass nameplate and affixed to one of our plush new theater seats.

The restored Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center will be the vibrant year round main stage for exciting live performances – theater, dance, all genres of music, comedy, family programming and much more. Just imagine the possibilities on our stage and the excitement this restored cultural asset will bring to our year round economy and community!

Be a part of the Opera House future, while “Taking your seat in Newport history!” The new Opera House seats are hand-crafted and feature plush cushions, rich upholstery, wood backs, scrolled armrests and replicas of the original cast-iron end standards. The restored Opera House Theater will have a grand total of 700 seats. You can choose to have your name on a seat in the premier orchestra and balcony sections for $2,500, the balcony for $1500 and the orchestra level for $1000. Take a look at the seating diagram below to choose your section!


And remember, every dollar we raise through our Theater Seat Campaign, helps us match the $4.2 million State Cultural Facilities Grant for the Opera House restoration. Your tax-deductible contribution will be a lasting tribute to your support of the Newport Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center.
All contributions will be used to restore the Opera House Theater and to set the stage to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the original opening of the Opera House Theater in 1867.

Please call the Opera House office at 1-401-619-4599, or e-mail us at if you have any questions, would like to purchase a row of seats, or are interested in other major naming opportunities within the Opera House Theater.


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Limited number of seat nameplates available. Call (401) 619-4599 or email  Reserve your seat today!