Sponsorships & Donations

By supporting the Opera Theatre, you are bringing joy to thousands of people each year.

Bringing the Arts to Glenns Ferry since 1994

Theater is the art of telling a story well

Volunteer community members are our actors and actresses for Summer plays, Fall play and the Christmas Holiday show. It is exciting to watch the volunteers grow in confidence as they find their ‘stage presence’.

We maintain our tax-deductible status by providing the opportunity for participation, appreciation and development of performing arts.

In 2024 our community focus will be continuing the expanded live theater season, continue the youth summer Theater Experience Camp and showcasing young directors.

Production costs such as scripts, costumes, lighting, utilities, insurance and keeping our Historic Opera Theater safe and beautiful is supported by donations, fundraisers, sponsors, and grants. 

Our maintenance project for 2024 is to upgrade outdated sound and lighting systems with financial grants from The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation and Union Pacific. The sound system will be expanded to increase the number of microphones that can be used and add stage microphones. The existing stage lights with be replaced with a grid system of overhead light fixtures – with color change possibilities!

The 2024 restoration project will focus on finishing the entry alcove and entry doors. We will finish the paint restoration in the lobby and start on the replacement of the exterior parapet after receiving a federal grant administered by the Idaho Heritage Foundation. This will be an exciting year!

Do you have some time or skills to share? We can always use help – backstage, costumes, sets, sound/lights – and oh so much more. Give a call (208 580 4202) or email.

Choose how your donations will be used


Your donation will qualify you in one of the following tiers. Donation amounts are cumulative during a calendar year. As you reach a level, you will receive a note with more details.
NOTE FOR ALL SPONSORSHIPS: We will extend an additional Thank You through Facebook posts.

Platinum $1000

  • Logo added to marquess banner
  • Logo listed in each program (2.5K per year)
  • Audio commercial in fall show
  • Website listing
  • Special event invitation
  • 4 show-only tickets
  • 2 dinner/show tickets.

Silver $250

  • Logo listed in each program (2.5K per year)
  • Website listing
  • 2 show-only tickets.

Gold $500

  • Logo added to marquess banner
  • Logo listed in each program (2.5K per year)
  • Website listing
  • Special event invitation
  • 4 show-only tickets.

Bronze $125

  • Logo listed in each program (2.5K per year)
  • Website listing
Please Choose One(Required)
Credit Card

If you would prefer to mail your donation, please designate what you
would like the donation to be used for and send a check to:

Opera Theater Friends, Inc
P O Box 877
Glenns Ferry, Idaho  83623

Our Story

Prior to the 1990’s, the theater had been used as a movie theater. Live stage shows were brought back in 1994 when Rich and Connie Wills purchased the theater.

With of help from the community and sponsors, they were able to put on shows throughout summers ever since.  The feedback received from people who come to the shows, the performers, and the local community kept them motivated for 25 years.

In late 2019 the theater was purchased by Jim & Dorothy with plans to continue live theater as well as expand its use throughout the year.  Their focus will be about serving as a community and visitor resource for family activities and private events while maintaining the historical beauty of the building.

Our Mission

It is our mission to make use of the Historical Opera Theater to serve the people of Glenns Ferry and surrounding communities through a variety of community activities, performing arts and private events. It is an equally important mission to restore and preserve the historical beauty of the theater as closely as possible to its original state.  

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148 East Idaho Ave. Box 877
Glenns Ferry, Idaho 83623

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