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Welcome to Plainfield’s Historic Town Hall Opera House!
This classic 1840 Greek Revival building on U.S. Route 2 in Plainfield, Vermont, originally a Universalist Church, was converted by local citizens into an opera house for the benefit of local residents and visitors in 1911. It has recently undergone a major renovation so that it can continue to serve as the cultural and civic center for the people of Plainfield and nearby communities for years to come.
The Plainfield Town Hall Opera House is a modest-sized, affordable venue, with a capacity of 240 people (including a balcony that holds 45).
It is available to host all kinds of events – opera, theater, lectures, dances, movies, weddings, meetings, and other special events. It is valued for its excellent acoustic qualities and for the ambiance created by its high, tin-clad ceilings and walls, its hardwood floor, tall sash windows, proscenium stage and red velvet curtains.
The building is owned and maintained by the town of Plainfield and is managed by the non-profit “Friends of the Plainfield Town Hall Opera House” (FTHOH), an organization of volunteers dedicated to keeping the arts and community alive and thriving in Plainfield and the surrounding region.
Please check out our website and take advantage of the wonderful opportunities that the Plainfield Town Hall Opera House provides!
2020 Concert Series Announced!
This season’s series is expanded to 7 performances!
We are very excited to have Michael Arnowitt kick things off for us in November, in February the highly acclaimed piano quartet, The Northern Third promises to be thrilling, period keyboardist, Sylvia Berry is back in May with an all-Beethoven program performed on her Viennese fortepiano and Plainfield’s own Gamelan Sulukala will close out the series with a program of mostly 20th and 21st century music for the incredible sounds of the gamelan orchestra.
In addition, we are trying some new things as well. January’s show doesn’t feature music. In fact, it features silence. Circus Smirkus founder and mime extraordinaire, Rob Mermin will present his fantastic tribute to Marcel Marceaux. This performance is supported by the Vermont Humanities Council and is free with donations optional. Brian Boyes brings his huge ensemble, The Saturn People’s Collective to the Opera House for a Saturday evening concert with beer and wine offered by Positive Pie and Moira Smiley comes in April to offer a singing workshop and dynamic performance.
For more information on the shows, please visit our 2020 Concert Series Page.