Please Wear a Mask for Indoor Events at Opera House Arts

Following the latest guidance from the Maine CDC, and out of an abundance of caution, patrons are asked to wear a mask for all indoor events at Opera House Arts, until further notice. The Opera House continues to monitor case counts to provide a safe space for the community.  

Updated July 29, 2021


Live Music

One For Stevie

Saturday, August 7 at 6pm

At the Stonington Ball Field

$10 suggested donation.


Steve Robbins Jr. – who led the Returnables with his energy and humor as much as his faithful Martin guitar, powerful voice, and ever-present cigar – passed away in July of 2020.  This summer, on August 7th, his bandmates will pay tribute to him at the Stonington Ball Field: Frank Gotwals (guitar); Hank Whitsett (keys); Burt Leach (drums); Eric Beckman (bass); Brian Robbins (guitar) and the Returnables Horns – Kit Loekle (sax) and Tom Gotwals (trumpet) will crank up the music once again in Steve’s honor – Returnables style.All donations go directly into the Bud Carter scholarship fund.

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The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52

August 5,6 and 8 at 7pm

in the Stonington Opera House

(no showing on Saturday August 7)

Rating: PG

Running Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes

The Loneliest Whale is a cinematic quest to find the “52 Hertz Whale,” which scientists believe has spent its entire life in solitude calling out at a frequency that is different from any other whale. As the film embarks on this engrossing journey, audiences will explore what this whale’s lonely plight can teach us — not just about our changing relationship to the oceans, but to each other.

Shakespeare in Stonington

Desdemona, a play about a handkerchief

by Paula Vogel

Directed by Julia Sears

August 13-29, 

at Nervous Nellie's

Desdemona is newly wed and on an unfamiliar island. She searches for every opportunity to shake off her mask of obedience and purity. Bound to an indifferent husband, Emilia works tirelessly towards some kind of freedom. Elated by her new love and a captivating new friend, Bianca knows she’s moving up in the world. These three women navigate the perils of honesty, desire, and the men who decide their fate. Julia Sears returns to Opera House Arts to direct this reimagining of Shakespeare's Othello.


Summer 2021 Programming


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