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The Fairmont Opera House is requesting a donation that may be entirely tax-deductible to help defray costs for day-to-day operating expenses. For over a century, this beautiful space has been attended by many in the area to enjoy arts and community events. These events include the Subscription Series performances, concert rentals, dance recitals, the Fairmont Opera House Children’s Theatre productions, Civic Summer Theatre performances, high school plays, orchestra or choir concerts, business presentations, driver’s training classes, receptions, fundraisers, and local church productions. The Arneson Gallery of Light has also hosted provided many artists an opportunity to display their work.

Unlike most performing arts centers in the state, which are owned and operated by the city government in which they reside, the Fairmont Opera House is a separate, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization with limited funds. It is community-minded people such as yourselves that assist in keeping the doors open for both the entertainment and enlightenment of the community.

Recently, there have been some significant improvements made for our patrons’ experiences. For example, all the amplifiers in the sound system have been replaced, six new LED stage lights have been installed, door stops installed, weather stripping added, a television in the Footlight Lounge was installed, the stage load-in door was repaired, and many spaces throughout the building have been cleaned and reorganized. In addition to these tasks, there is a great deal that must be done on a regular basis to keep this historic treasure in good repair. Please consider making a membership donation to preserve one of the few buildings in the area that is listed on the National Register of Historic places and Explore Minnesota listed as one of the top ten places to visit in Southern Minnesota!

Ways to Donate

Endowed Gifts: An endowment gift to the Fairmont Opera House today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.  Click here to learn more.

Individual Support: Individual donations to become a Friend of the Fairmont Opera House, Inc.  These help pay to keep this historic facility running throughout the year.  Click here to learn more.

Memorials and Tribute Gifts: If you have a loved one who has been impacted by the Fairmont Opera House, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of our mission.  Click here to learn more.

Volunteer: An endowment gift to the Fairmont Opera House today provides a brighter picture for our future. When you make a donation to our endowment, you give a gift with both immediate and long-term benefits.  Click here to learn more.