Special Events

In addition to our regular Opera House Event Season, we are extremely pleased to offer a series of Special Events ranging from music and movies to special rentals, performances and outside events throughout downtown and the city. Please note that the events listed on this page are not eligible for the Membership discounts and may be in conjunction with other events in Historic Downtown Sumter.


James Gregory

For decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best. The trademark caricature is the essence of James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch. Sit back and enjoy some laughs when he visits the Sumter Opera House on May 9 at 7:30 pm!

Ticket prices are $27 / $32 / $37



Yom Hashoah

Join us for our community's third annual Yom Hashoah. This event in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day will start at 3 pm on Sunday, April 26th with introductory remarks and welcome at the Sumter Opera House by Holocaust survivor Judith Evans. Those able to participate will conduct a silent remembrance walk to Temple Sinai. Please feel free to drive between sites if unable to walk. Additional prayers and remarks will follow at Temple Sinai.

This event is FREE and open to the Public. No tickets are required. Participation is encouraged!



Please join Temple Sinai Jewish History Center for a screening at the Sumter Opera House of "Monkey Business, The Adventures of Curious George's Creators".

This gentle, celebratory documentary about the Reys, two talented and unique author-artists, includes wonderful animation to make a scary wartime escape accessible for both teens and adults. Through her extensive research, creative filmmaking, and thoughtful, upbeat interviews with those who knew Hans and Margret, Ema Ryan Yamazaki - director of the film - makes the story compelling and entertaining. But it's the genius of integrating Jacob Kafka's charming animation, perfectly suited to the style of Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat, that makes "Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators" extra special.

This event is free and open to the public.
Temple Sinai Jewish History Center is a part of the Sumter County Museum.