Ottawa Memorial Auditorium

Upcoming Events

 

OMA Box Office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Box Office will open 2 hours prior to doors opening on performance dates. Tickets may also be purchased below. If you need assistance please call 785-242-8810.

 
 
May Free Movie Night - The Greatest Showman
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

May Free Movie Night - The Greatest Showman

Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

Rated PG

Doors open at 6 p.m. Show begins at 7 p.m. Concessions available for purchase. Popcorn, candy, pickles soda and water $1. Nachos $2.

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Grand O' Opry
May
26
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry

Branson-style Grand O' Opry show featuring Old Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel and many more types of music at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium! Bart O'Neal, Johnny Hudson, and Ray Hunnicutt will be our Special Guests on May 26th! We will also have a Special Guest keyboard player for this show...David Wooge! Mike Whetstone will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance!
The Grand O' Opry musicians are:
Dale Reese, Guitar
Bobby Ray, Guitar
Abner Reese, Guitar
Mike Whetstone, Guitar
Gary Milligan, Lead Guitar & Steel Guitar
Mike Newton, Bass Guitar
BJ Boucek, Drums
David Wooge, Keyboard
Tickets are $10 for everyone age 13 and over and they are only available at the door. The doors open at 6pm, the Pre-show performance starts at 6:30pm, and the Grand O' Opry begins at 7pm!

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Grand O' Opry with special guests Duke Mason and Jim Winters
May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry with special guests Duke Mason and Jim Winters

Enjoy our live Branson-style Grand O' Opry show featuring Old Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel and many more types of music at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium!  
Duke Mason and Jim Winters will be our Special Guests on May 12th. Fred Uzzell will be entertaining you on the steel guitar. We would also like to welcome Gary Milligan as our newest member of the Grand O' Opry band! Rance and Caleb McKenzie will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance and they will be joined by Grace McKenzie who will be making her Grand O' Opry debut playing the bass guitar!!   Tickets are $10 for everyone 13 and over and they are only available at the door. The doors open at 6pm, the Pre-show performance starts at 6:30pm, and the Grand O' Opry begins at 7pm! Call Dale Reese at 785-214-0013, or email us at grandoopry@gmail.com for more information.

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Grand "O" Opry
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Grand "O" Opry

Enjoy our live Branson-style Grand O' Opry show featuring Old Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel and many more types of music at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium! Tickets are $10 for everyone 13 and over and they are only available at the door. The doors open at 6pm, we have a Pre-show performance that starts at 6:30pm, and the Grand O' Opry begins at 7pm!

Donna Hensley, David Adamson, and Gib Thurman will be bringing their talent to the Grand O' Opry stage as our Special Guests on April 28th!

Rance and Caleb McKenzie will be opening the show with a Preshow performance beginning at 6:30pm.

The Grand O' Opry musicians take the stage at 7pm.
Guitar: Dale Reese, Abner Reese, Mike Whetstone
Lead Guitar: Bobby Ray
Bass Guitar: Mike Newton
Drums: Stewart Denton
Keyboard: BJ Boucek
Steel Guitar: Gib Thurman

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Grand O' Opry
Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry

Arnie Johnson, Barb Walker, and Bart O'Neal will be bringing their talent to the Grand O' Opry stage as our Special Guests on April 14th!

Enjoy our live Branson-style Grand O' Opry show featuring Old Country, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, Gospel and many more types of music at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium! We have shows on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month. We love providing you with enjoyable, quality entertainment that is family friendly!

Tickets are $10 for everyone 13 and over and they are only available at the door. The doors open at 6pm, we have a Pre-show performance that starts at 6:30pm, and the Grand O' Opry begins at 7pm! 

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Air Force Academy Band presents "A Celebration of Excellence"
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Air Force Academy Band presents "A Celebration of Excellence"

The United States Air Force Academy Band from Colorado Springs presents "A Celebration of Excellence" at Ottawa Memorial Auditorium, Wednesday April 11, 2018 at 7 p.m. This family friendly event will feature the concert Band in a program that highlights musical diversity and represents the excellence of our men and women in uniform. The concert is free and open to the public. General admission ticket distribution will begin on March 21.

All United States Air Force Academy Band performances are presented on behalf of Lieutenant General Jay B. Silveria, Superintendent, United States Air Force Academy.

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Porter Union with special guest Ricky Fugitt
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Porter Union with special guest Ricky Fugitt

Porter Union, led by husband and wife, Cole Michael Porter and Kendra Porter, is the result of the two old souls spending the better part of the last decade traveling the country together to play their music everywhere from the dive bars and honky tonks to festivals and theaters. When you hear the story of Cole and Kendra meeting in a hometown bar, falling in love while writing and playing together, it sounds like fairy tale built by corporate music row. Luckily, that’s where the comparison stops - you won’t find overproduced, cliche filled songs here. Their honest approach to songwriting combines raw emotional themes with a traditional country sound to bring the listener into the story. It’s no surprise they’ve shared a stage with a variety of notable artists including Cody Jinks, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Whitey Morgan, and David Allan Coe.

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TheatreworksUSA presents: Curious George and The Golden Meatball
Mar
25
2:00 PM14:00

TheatreworksUSA presents: Curious George and The Golden Meatball

Tickets for Adults $12, Children 12 and Under $7.
Sponsored by Loyd Builders, The Friends of the OMA including: Advantage Electric, Seven Cedars LLC, Kansas State Bank, Ransom Memorial Hospital, Barlett and West, PEC, Arvest Bank, The Gun Guys, Modern Woodman of America-Dale Pearson, East Wilson Recycling Center, People's Bank, Finch Covington and Boyd, Edward Jones Investments-Ryan Henningsen, Clifford and Louise Burke, Ottawa Lions Club, Osladil Insurance, Trendel Lumber Company, Porter Spears and Bundy Insurance.
CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL
Join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show in this delightful new musical.
All–You-Can-Eat Meatball Day came just once a year. George had been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! On Meatball Day, George helped his friend Chef Pisghetti cook some delicious meatballs, and serve them to the hungry crowd. But this year, the crowd had vanished! Something was keeping people away. Something pretty big.
And that “something” was Phinneas T. Lightspeed and his speedy Meatballs O’Matic machine. In despair, Chef Pisghetti vows to cook no more.Determined to help his friend, George goes on a mission to enter the Chef’s meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest…in Rome.
With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure in which he learns more about Rome...and meatballs...and the “secret ingredient” to cooking!

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St. Patrick's Day Party
Mar
17
6:00 PM18:00

St. Patrick's Day Party

Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium. Dine on stew, potatoes and rolls provided by Cosentino's Price Chopper and then enjoy the Celtic music of "Beyond The Heather".  Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.  Ticket's $7 for Adults and $5 for Children 12 and under.

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Grand "O" Opry
Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Grand "O" Opry

Enjoy Old Country, Bluegrass, Rockabily, Gospel and more live on stage. Special guests for this show are Jamie Malone and Katie Wooge.  The doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Be sure to get there eawrly so you can watch a preshow performance by Rance and Caleb McKenzie! All tickets are $10 and sold at the door. Kids 12 and under are free.

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O-Town Reads Event  HBO film: Class/Divide Public Viewing
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

O-Town Reads Event HBO film: Class/Divide Public Viewing

Focusing strongly on an intersection. One side sits Avenues: The World School, a private K- 12 institution with annual tuition close to $50,000 a year. On the other side sits the Chelsea-Elliot Houses,' the projects'. And overlooking their playground is a newly built $10 million townhouse.
The film contains interviews of the adults and kids of 10th Avenue—those affiliated with the private school and those living in the projects.
Luc Hawkins, a 16-year-old Avenues student, says, “Walking past the Chelsea housing projects, people look at me differently, …as if I’m a white, rich preppy kid. And they probably think that I’m looking at them as poor people who are inferior to me just because I have more resources.” An 11 year old from the projects says, " They use all of our parks, but they don't like us.
Free and Open to the Public.

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Design Your Sign - Open Class
Feb
9
6:30 PM18:30

Design Your Sign - Open Class

The Ottawa Memorial Auditorium welcomes Revinylized Creations and Decor, for a "Design Your Sign" open class led by Sara Stauffer. Grab your friends or family members for a fun evening of sign making. Choose from one of three signs. The cost is $35 per person. Fees must be paid in advance to reserve your spot. Sign choice must be made at time of making reservation. For more information call the OMA at 785-242-8810.

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2018 Cultural Breakfast
Feb
1
7:30 AM07:30

2018 Cultural Breakfast

The City of Ottawa along with the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium and Ottawa University will host the first annual Cultural Breakfast on Thursday, February  1, 2018 from 7:30 am until 9:00 am at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium, 301 S. Hickory.

This year’s theme is a celebration of Ireland and will feature a presentation from Eadaoin Cronin from Bantry Bay, Cork, Ireland who is also a master’s student, assistant men’s and women’s golf coach at Ottawa University.

Tickets are available for $10 per person and can be purchased at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium or online at www.ottawamemorialauditorium.com. For more information about the program or tickets, please contact Tiffany Evans, Ottawa Memorial Auditorium Director, at 785-242-8810.

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Free Movie Night-The Peanuts Movie
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Free Movie Night-The Peanuts Movie

Life always seems complicated for good ol' Charlie Brown (Noah Schnapp), the boy who always tries his best against seemingly impossible odds. When the Little Red-Haired Girl moves into his neighborhood, Charlie Brown develops a crush on her. Meanwhile, his best friend Snoopy embarks on an epic adventure in a fantasy world. As a World War I flying ace, the lovable beagle pursues his nemesis, the Red Baron, while also trying to win the heart of a beautiful poodle named Fifi (Kristin Chenoweth).

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Grand "O" Opry
Jan
13
7:00 PM19:00

Grand "O" Opry

We have a great show lined up for you on January 13th featuring Duke Mason and Kinley Taylor Rice. Tickets are available at the door only. $10 each, kids 12 and under FREE. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concessions available for purchase.

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Forever Young
Jan
6
7:30 PM19:30

Forever Young

Forever Young is an exciting new look at the greatest hits of all time. Starring five of the most talented guys you'll ever meet, Forever Young takes you back to the music of your youth, back to the moment you discovered what it meant to set the record down, push play and tune in!

Set in a suburban basement, Forever Young is jam packed with powerhouse vocals, dynamite choreography and, most importantly, a story of five best friends who discover that a record player can truly change everything.

Packed full of pop, rock, and country classics, Forever Young is ultimately a tribute to your life...and your music.

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