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.

 
 
Grand O’ Opry presents Duke Mason and Jason Colvin
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Grand O’ Opry presents Duke Mason and Jason Colvin

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 Jason Colvin will be our Special Guests on May 11th! 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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Brecken's Battle Benefit
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Brecken's Battle Benefit

There will be a benefit music show at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium on May 19th from 2pm until 5pm to help raise funds for Brecken, the granddaughter of Steve & Rita Straub. Ticket price is whatever amount you would like to donate and 100% of donations will go to the Straub family to assist with medical costs.

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Ballet Wichita Presents - Cinderella
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Ballet Wichita Presents - Cinderella

THE ENCHANTING STORY OF CINDERELLA

Tickets $18 for adults and $10 for students

Join us this spring for an endearing story-based ballet of a young housemaid's determined belief in happiness and the transforming power of love.  Ballet Wichita’s production is re-imagined in 1920s Vienna, inside the “Glass Slipper Cafe.”  Set to the music of Johann Strauss, Jr., Artistic Director’s Alex Ossadnik’s three-part fairy tale ballet is humorous, charming, and entertaining enough for audiences of all ages.  

 

 

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Grand O’ Opry presents Jim Winters and Haylie Bagwell
May
25
6:30 PM18:30

Grand O’ Opry presents Jim Winters and Haylie Bagwell

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! Jim Winters and Haylie Bagwell will be our Special Guests on May 25th! 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 presents Kinley Rice, Cindy Boehler, Alexa Kriss
Apr
13
6:30 PM18:30

Grand O' Opry presents Kinley Rice, Cindy Boehler, Alexa Kriss

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 age 13 and over and they are only available at the door. Our passion is providing you with enjoyable, quality entertainment that is family friendly! 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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The I.Q. Throwdown
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

The I.Q. Throwdown

This live game show will be hosted on April 12th at the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium in Ottawa… Join us
Admission Prices Will Vary: General Admission– A suggested donation of $5; Student Admission– A suggested donation of $3; Box Seating– fully catered box seats with free drinks and snacks are available for businesses, organizations or individuals willing to RSVP and donate at a sponsorship level https://unitedwayoffranklinco.org/sponsor-our-event/

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Pawject Runway
Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

Pawject Runway

Grab your girlfriends and come to Pawject Runway on Friday, March 29, 2019. See the hottest trends for spring from local boutiques, shop with vendors, and enjoy samplings of adult beverages, all for a great cause!

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first 100 people to arrive get a FREE t-shirt! The fashion show, emceed by Brady Goodman from 99.7 The Point, begins at 7 p.m.

This is a 21 and older event. Tickets are $20 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Prairie Paws Animal Shelter pets.

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Grand O' Opry featuring Jim Winters and Lorena Prater
Mar
23
6:30 PM18:30

Grand O' Opry featuring Jim Winters and Lorena Prater

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! Jim Winters and Lorena Prater will be our Special Guests on March 23rd! Caleb and Rance McKenzie will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance starting at 6:30pm! Tickets are $10 for everyone age 13 and over and they are only available at the door. Our passion is providing you with enjoyable, quality entertainment that is family friendly!
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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The Job of a Service Dog
Mar
21
1:00 PM13:00

The Job of a Service Dog

We rescheduled this event. Please join us on your spring break. You will learn how service dogs are raised and trained. Meet people who have benefited from having a service dog.

Service dogs are trained to work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. CARES Inc is dedicated to providing people with dogs to help them become independent. Join us and meet some of these amazing dogs and the people they help.

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Paint Your Pet with the Prairie Paws Animal Shelter
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Paint Your Pet with the Prairie Paws Animal Shelter

We invite you to join us for Paint Your Pet with Painted Kanvas and the Prairie Paws Animal Shelter!

During this event you will have the opportunity to paint an image of your own pet - here's how it works: Submit your pet's photo to cheers@paintedkanvas.com prior to the event so our artists have a chance to sketch out your animal prior to your arrival. The deadline to submit your photo is March 1st.
$50.00 a ticket before March 1st - $70.00 after.

Participants are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages.

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Friends of the OMA - Taco Salad Dinner
Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

Friends of the OMA - Taco Salad Dinner

The Friends of the OMA March dinner will be a taco salad dinner, complete with a dessert and a drink for $8. This dinner will be held prior to the Grand O' Opry on Saturday, March 9th from 5pm - 6:30 pm. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to update the current OMA sound and light system.

Stay for the Grand O' Opry following the meal. Pre-show is at 6:30pm and the main show is at 7pm. Tickets are $10 for everyone over 12 years of age.

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Franklin County Storm Spotter Talk
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Franklin County Storm Spotter Talk

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service office in Topeka have partnered with your local Emergency Management office and will be presenting information that will help prepare storm spotters and weather enthusiasts for the upcoming storm season. NWS Topeka staff will provide an in depth weather presentation that will engage the audience by teaching them about the different types of storms, the individual storm features that help a person to recognize a storms potential severity, how to report hazardous weather, and severe weather safety.

The presentations are hosted by local county Emergency Management agencies and typically last up to two hours. They are open to anyone that has an interest in weather. There are no fees to attend, you do not have to register, and you do not have to sign up to be a spotter. So, if you are interested in learning more about severe thunderstorms and their hazards, please take the time to come out and join us for a very interesting and enjoyable evening.

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2019 Cultural Breakfast -- Rescheduled
Mar
7
7:30 AM07:30

2019 Cultural Breakfast -- Rescheduled

The Ottawa Memorial Auditorium along with the City of Ottawa and Ottawa University invite you to the 2nd annual Cultural Breakfast. This year we're celebrating Zimbabwe. Ottawa University residential campus President, Dr. Reggies Wenyika will be our featured speaker. Dr. Reggies is a native of Zimbabwe, he moved to the United States with his wife Dr. Bongi Wenyika and his two children, Thembi and Kudzai in 2000. Dr. Wenyika will share about his home country, the food, the culture, what is was like growing up there and his favorite places to visit. He'll also talk on his journey to the US.

*Tickets purchased for the original date (February 7th) are still valid for the rescheduled date*

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Grand O' Opry featuring Lorena Prater and Melissa Petropoulos
Feb
9
6:30 PM18:30

Grand O' Opry featuring Lorena Prater and Melissa Petropoulos

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! Lorena Prater and Melissa Petropoulos will be our Special Guests on February 9th! Caleb and Rance McKenzie will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance starting at 6:30pm!

Tickets are $10 for ages 12 and over.

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2019 Cultural Breakfast-Zimbabwe
Feb
7
7:30 AM07:30

2019 Cultural Breakfast-Zimbabwe

The Ottawa Memorial Auditorium along with the City of Ottawa and Ottawa University invite you to the 2nd annual Cultural Breakfast. This year we're celebrating Zimbabwe. Ottawa University residential campus President, Dr. Reggies Wenyika will be our featured speaker. Dr. Reggies is a native of Zimbabwe, he moved to the United States with his wife Dr. Bongi Wenyika and his two children, Thembi and Kudzai in 2000. Dr. Wenyika will share about his home country, the food, the culture, what is was like growing up there and his favorite places to visit. He'll also talk on his journey to the US.

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Dirt Road Comedy Tour
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Dirt Road Comedy Tour

18 and over show!! Bar and Concessions will be available for purchase.

The Dirt Road Comedy Tour was started when two Kansas City comics with small-town Missouri roots decided to team up and tour rural America. They set out looking for any country club, bar, restaurant, school or bowling alley (surprisingly a lot of bowling alleys) that would host their comedy party. You'll love the small town charm of Dirt Road Comedy.

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Grand O' Opry featuring Jason Richison, Kinley Taylor Rice, and Rex Peterson
Jan
26
6:30 PM18:30

Grand O' Opry featuring Jason Richison, Kinley Taylor Rice, and Rex Peterson

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! Jason Richison, Kinley Taylor Rice, and Rex Peterson will be our Special Guests on January 26th! Mike Whetstone and BJ Boucek will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance starting at 6:30pm!

Tickets are $10 for everyone 12 and older.

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Friends of the OMA Chili Dinner
Jan
12
5:00 PM17:00

Friends of the OMA Chili Dinner

The Friends of the OMA invite you to dine with us prior to the Grand O' Opry on January 12th. Enjoy homemade chili and cinnamon rolls, plus all the fixings and a drink for just $8.

Funds raised support the Friends of the OMA for equipment purchases and programming at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium.

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