Frequently Asked Questions

Packages and Ticketing

No, you do not need to be a Member/Friend of the Opera House to attend shows.  You can purchase individual tickets to any show at any time!

No, you can purchase individual tickets to all of our shows.  The 5-Show or 10-Show Packages are discounted options offered for those patrons who would like to attend multiple Subscription Series Shows.

Our 5- and 10-Show Packages are for Subscription Series Shows only.  You can view those HERE.

A La Carte Shows must be purchased individually, but you can pay for them at the same time you pay for your package if you would like to add them onto your order.  You can view our upcoming A La Carte shows HERE.

Our goal is to have most of our Summer Series be Free Will Donation only!  Sometimes, the Summer Series shows will be held at the Opera House and you can call and reserve your seats ahead of time for those events.  Locations will be listed in the event descriptions.  You can view our upcoming Summer Series HERE.

Civic Summer Theatre and Children’s Theatre will be ticketed separately from our other Summer Series events.  Keep an eye out here on the website or on our Facebook Page for updates on sale dates and prices.


Tickets are nonrefundable. Patrons may exchange tickets for a gift certificate if requested at least 72 hours prior to performance. Subscription ticket holders may exchange the value of their ticket for another event, with no exchange fee, if requested at least 24 hours prior to performance.

In the case of inclement weather, most shows will go on as scheduled. The Fairmont Opera House encourages patrons to make the right choices for your circumstances, understanding that ticket purchases are nonrefundable, and may only be exchanged subject to the Fairmont Opera House’s regular exchange policies. In the extremely rare occurrence of a show’s cancellation, patrons will be alerted via email, social media, local radio, and the Fairmont Opera House website.

We always support our patrons when it comes to their safety.  If you were unable to make the show at the last minute due to severe weather, please contact us within 24 hours (leave a message if needed) and we would be happy to follow up with you and exchange your ticket for another show or a gift certificate of equal value to your tickets.

Civic Summer Theatre Questions

Yes, however Murder Mystery tickets MUST be purchased ahead of time.  In addition, we encourage our patrons to purchase their tickets ahead of time when able to.  When a production is upcoming, you can get your tickets for the Summer Musical HERE and the Non-Musical HERE.

To purchase tickets for the Murder Mystery, you can stop by the office or call 507-238-4900 during business hours (M-F 9:00am-2:00pm).

Civic Summer Theatre productions are put on by local community members! 

If you’re interested in getting involved, auditions are open to everyone.  If being in the limelight isn’t for you, we’d love to have you backstage!  Our shows are always a mix of community members of all ages, so you’ll fit right in!  There may be limitations to how young a cast member can be, so make sure to check in prior to auditions.

Not at all!  We love having first-time actors in our productions along with seasoned performers.  We all have to start somewhere, so why not here with us!

Audition dates and times will vary depending on the production you’re looking to be a part of.  You can click the corresponding links below to see if there are any auditions upcoming! 

Summer Musical: CLICK HERE 

Murder Mystery: CLICK HERE

Spring Non-Musical: CLICK HERE

Children's Theatre Workshop Questions

Registration for ALL Children’s Theatre Workshops (K-2 and 3-8) happen in April of that year.  For specific registration dates, keep an eye out HERE and on the Fairmont Opera House Facebook Page

When registration opens, click the below links to get your child(ren) registered: 

K-2 Workshop: CLICK HERE 

3-8 Workshop: CLICK HERE

The fee is $40 per child.  This helps cover the cost of directors, cast t-shirts, snacks for the children, rights for the shows, and more. 

Scholarships are available – contact the Fairmont Opera House Office at 507-238-4900 to learn more.

Register your child under their current grade (the one they will have completed by the time of their Workshop).  If there is any confusion, please contact the Fairmont Opera House Office at 507-238-4900.

Your ticket purchase includes BOTH!  The 3rd through 5th performances and the 6th through 8th performances are presented back to back, so you can support both groups without worrying about paying for extra tickets.  You can purchase your tickets for the performances HERE!