Our Programs.

Opera House Arts

We offer a year-round schedule of professional theatre, music, film, dance, educational programs, community events, and more. Opera House Arts’ programs serve all of Hancock County’s winter and summer residents and visitors, with a special emphasis on the residents of Deer Isle and the Blue Hill peninsula.

Actors performing in Much Ado About Nothing

Photo credit: Alicia Allen Photography

2022 Highlights

This year’s highlights include an outdoor production of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in June and July, followed by the New England premiere of World Builders by Johnna Adams and directed by Cait Robinson, Artistic Director.

Leenya Rideout singing and playing guitar on stage
2022 Highlights

This year’s highlights include nationally acclaimed jazz pianist Craig Taborn headlining the 22nd annual Deer Isle Jazz Festival, and concerts by Paul Sullivan and Mali Obomsawin.

Community & Learning

Opera House Arts has a rich history with over 20 years of production history.

Explore our past performances.

Opera House Arts is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Opera House arts is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts through the New England Arts Resilience Fund, part of the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund, an initiative of the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with major funding from the federal CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Live! for $5 performances are sponsored in part by the W.F. Whitman Family Foundation, in honor Maia Aprahamian, with additional support from the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust.

Opera House arts is additionally supported in part by a grant from the Onion Foundation.

Opera House Arts employs the performing arts to foster and promote excellence in all the ways we perform our lives: Incite Art, Create Community.