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 October 24 at 7:30 pm!

Ticket prices are $27 / $32 / $37



Yom Hashoah

This year's Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony has been cancelled. Please follow our social media pages for ways you can commemorate the day.



This event has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon!

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.