Our Vision

 
 
 

A fully rehabilitated Tabor Opera House, returned to its former glory and fully functional, from the stage to the balcony, to that amazing ballroom and bar on the third floor...

A culture and community center, open year round, with a variety of tours and performances and community events every week...

Providing employment to students, seniors and everyone in between, seasonal at first, and someday full time...

Introducing our community and visiting tourists alike to the rich history and heritage of this building and our town...

Supporting our artists, musicians and other performers with access to a great stage and warm, full audiences...

"The history of small-town opera houses is an American story...unlike single purpose opera houses in most countries and music halls in England, American small-town opera houses have been multi-purpose community halls for culture, entertainment, and civic activities."  -- Local Glories: Opera Houses of Main Street, Where Art and Community Meet (2017), by Ann Satterthwaite

We exist to rehabilitate, preserve and operate the historic Tabor Opera House for the benefit and enjoyment of the public. Our fundraising efforts support a dual mission of rehabilitating and maintaining the opera house while providing our community with diverse entertainment offerings and access to event space in a beautiful and authentic historic building.

From our feasibility study, completed in 2017, we learned we will need to raise $8.5 to $10 million to fully rehabilitate this gem of a historic building. From our community's many voices, we learned our neighbors cannot wait to see our stage full year round. We exist to accomplish these two missions.

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Stephanie R. Spong
President of the Board, Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation

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