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

Bringing the Arts to Glenns Ferry since 1994

Volunteer community members are our actors and actresses for Summer plays and the Dickens festival. 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.

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

Now you can make a tax-deductible donation online, specifying how you would like it used.  To make your donation, choose how you would like it used and the amount. click ‘add to cart’.  Then click ‘view cart’ to finish the checkout process.

In 2021 our community focus will be to expand the use of the theater, adding a variety of live productions and events throughout the year.  

Over the next 5 years, the care and beautification of our historic theater is paramount. The 2021 beautification project will include  restoring the balcony. The renovation will include adding lighting, seating, replacing the railing, wallpaper, sconces, etc.   Please consider donating.


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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