Claremont Opera House is supported in part by a grant
from the Mooseplate Program
& the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.
Thank you to NHSCA Mooseplate Program for funding in part the restoration of the historic original grande drape that served as the main stage curtain when the opera house opened in 1897, over 119 years ago. The two hand-painted canvas drapery panels or “legs” that stood on either side of the drape and four original forest scene legs will also potentially be restored.
Because it is stored in an unheated area restoration must wait until warmer weather in the spring. Watch for the ongoing restoration process!