Mark your calendars and plan your Maine vacations! Opera House Arts (OHA) returns with a full lineup of live music, dance and theater beginning June 12 with the return of the popular Bud Carter Memorial Scholarship concert, benefiting music education for island students. July and August bring weekly Live! for $5 intergenerational family programs; a very special concert appearance by Noel Paul Stookey; the 21st annual Deer Isle Jazz Festival; an Evening of Broadway; and a dual billing of Shakespeare in Stonington.


All shows are currently booked as outdoor performances, with the majority of these at the new Stonington Ball Field stage thanks to a collaboration with the Town of Stonington. Other locations TBA.

  Highlights for Summer 2021


Drive-in Movies

Friday and Saturday nights, beginning Memorial Day weekend

  • Field of DreamsMay 28 & 29

  • The Chronicles of Narnia, June 4 & 5

  • Mary Poppins, June 11 & 12

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off, June 18 &19


Bud Carter Memorial Scholarship Concert

Saturday, June 12

Live! for $5—an intergenerational family series

Every Wednesday in July and August, Rain Dates on Thursday’s

  • Atlantic Clarion Steel Band, June 23 (music)

  • The Fourth Wall, June 30 (variety act)

  • Hilby the Skinny German Juggling Boy, July 14 (juggling comedy show)

  • Vanessa Anspaugh, July 28 (dance)

  • Shank Painters, August 4 (a pirate-themed folk music trio)

  • The Gawler Sisters, August 11 (music)

  • Michel Lauziere, August 18 (variety act)

Opera House Arts’ 2nd Virtual Gala

July 6

Noel Paul Stookey in Concert

July 10

21st Annual Deer Isle Jazz Festival 

July 16-17

percussionist Hamid Drake
 returns to headline this year's festival

co-curated with Larry Blumenfeld

Vanessa Anspaugh, dancer/choreographer/performer, “Funerals for the Ocean,”

July 28

In collaboration with the Bates Dance Festival

at Burnt Cove Community Church

Shakespeare’s Othello

July 30-31

an "Our Own” Community Playreading

directed by Bari Robinson

Broadway Comes to Stonington

August 1

Hugh Panaro, Leenya Rideout and special guests

Shakespeare in Stonington: Desdemona, a play about a handkerchief

August 13-29

by Paula Vogel
Directed by Julia Sears
at Nervous Nellie's

Soprano Katie Zaffrann in Concert

August 24

Zaffrann sings poems by Ruth Moore and others set to music.