All Opera House programs are family friendly.

Students age 13-22 receive reduced-price tickets

Children ages 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult


Schooltime performance

In Celebration of Law Day

As Different as a Frog and a Grizzly

May 1, 2013, 12:30 p.m.

Students from Fayette and surrounding schools grades 9-12 will attend


Public performances May 2 & 4.  Adult admission half price when accompanied by a student.


Emerging Performers

Young performers are encouraged to participate in the Bean Creek Coffee Houses.  These friendly and informal gatherings are a great opportunity to build performance chops.  Participating youth will be paired with a mentor.



The Big Picture

July 15 - Aug 2, 2014


Led by nationally known artist, Cory Oberndorfer, the community (ages 8-80+) will design and create a mural in downtown Fayette.  Everyone is invited to participate in developing the concept and in the actual painting.


Family Fun


Main Street Ramble

Fords, Food, Family and Fun

October 5, 2013


Christmas in Fayette

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Santa Claus ~ Cookies ~ Merchants' Drawing ~ Animated Christmas Mini Movie

Folk Dancing ~ Dinner ~ Christmas Concert with Eddie Boggs

Something for everyone!


Click HERE for schedule and activities. 



A Bean Creek Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 15th, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m.

Featuring the Bean Creek’s own Homegrown Performers



Bullthistle Festival

August 2, 2014



Fayette Summer Theater Workshop

Summer  2015


Teens (ages 14- 18) work with reknowned composer and actor to create and perform an original piece of musical theatre, Up the Creek, a look at growing up in the Bean Creek Valley from the perspective of those doing the growing up.  The program will include a week in residence at a college and performance of Up the Creek at the 2015 Bull Thistle Festival.  Schedule and applications available fall 2014.

Youth and Family Programming