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.

 
 
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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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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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 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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Leadership and Ego: Presented by Lt. Colonel Dave Young
Dec
27
12:30 PM12:30

Leadership and Ego: Presented by Lt. Colonel Dave Young

What is the most fundamental challenge to your success as a leader? How is your organization's ability to adapt to technological, societal and geopolitical chance directly tied to it's leaders? This presentation gives current and future leaders an opportunity to reflect on the types of challenges facing all organizations and the types of leaders required to stay focused on core principles, successfully avoid common mistakes, and build opportunities for the organization. Discussion will include case studies of failed leadership and often-missed traits of both successful and unsuccessful leaders.

Lieutenant Colonel Dave Young is the Director of Staff for the Kansas Air National Guard. He advises the Adjutant General and the Commander of the Kansas Air National Guard on all Air National Guard issues.

Sponsored by: Kalmar, City of Ottawa, and Franklin County

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Leadership and Ego: Presented by Lt. Colonel Dave Young
Dec
27
10:00 AM10:00

Leadership and Ego: Presented by Lt. Colonel Dave Young

What is the most fundamental challenge to your success as a leader? How is your organization's ability to adapt to technological, societal and geopolitical chance directly tied to it's leaders? This presentation gives current and future leaders an opportunity to reflect on the types of challenges facing all organizations and the types of leaders required to stay focused on core principles, successfully avoid common mistakes, and build opportunities for the organization. Discussion will include case studies of failed leadership and often-missed traits of both successful and unsuccessful leaders.

Lieutenant Colonel Dave Young is the Director of Staff for the Kansas Air National Guard. He advises the Adjutant General and the Commander of the Kansas Air National Guard on all Air National Guard issues.

Sponsored by: Kalmar, City of Ottawa, and Franklin County

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Grand O' Opry
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry

Come celebrate the season with us at the Grand O' Opry! Enjoy our live Branson-style Grand O' Opry show featuring Christmas and Gospel music at the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium! Bart O'Neal and Johnny Hudson will be our Special Guests on December 22nd! 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!

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Ottawa Library Presents-Laughing Matters
Dec
21
2:00 PM14:00

Ottawa Library Presents-Laughing Matters

It's time to laugh it up! Jay and Leslie Cady have brought the gift of laughter to audiences across the United States and overseas. Ottawa Library is proud to bring this Kansas City based husband and wife team to the stage of the Ottawa Memorial Auditorium for a free show of juggling, mime, magic, and humorous dialogue. Their show has timing and polish from years of performing together in all sorts of venues including theaters, festivals, schools, and libraries. Their humor is original and irresistible for the whole family. Don't miss this unique program of lively antics and sidesplitting humor!

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Spotlight Dance Academy Presents: The Nutcracker
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Spotlight Dance Academy Presents: The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker, is a magical production and holiday tradition for the whole family to enjoy. This winter ballet is sure to delight audiences young and old. Our growing Christmas tree, jaw dropping backdrops and stunning costumes are just a few of the highlights of this treasured ballet performed by Spotlight Dance Academy.

Doors open one hour prior to show.

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Spotlight Dance Academy Presents: The Nutcracker
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Spotlight Dance Academy Presents: The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker, is a magical production and holiday tradition for the whole family to enjoy. This winter ballet is sure to delight audiences young and old. Our growing Christmas tree, jaw dropping backdrops and stunning costumes are just a few of the highlights of this treasured ballet performed by Spotlight Dance Academy.

Doors open one hour prior to show.

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Grand O' Opry
Nov
24
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! Loren Lance (from the Mildred store) and David Marshall will be our Special Guests! Caleb and Rance McKenzie will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance starting at 6:30pm!

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Grand O' Opry with Jim Winters and Mike Arnett
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry with Jim Winters and Mike Arnett

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 Mike Arnett will be our Special Guests on October 27th! Caleb and Rance McKenzie will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance starting at 6:30pm! 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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Free Movie Night-Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Free Movie Night-Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Free admission, concessions available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 movie begins at 7 p.m.

For Buffy Summers (Kristy Swanson), nothing is the same after she meets Merrick Jamison-Smythe (Donald Sutherland). Merrick tells the teen that he's been sent to train her to fight vampires, and he proves himself by displaying his supernatural powers. Buffy is a quick study, and soon takes fellow student Oliver Pike (Luke Perry) under her wing, repeatedly saving him from fierce bloodsuckers. But, when a very dangerous vampire (Rutger Hauer) gets rambunctious, she must go to war again.

Rated PG-13 for comic vampire violence and drug references. Release Date: July 31, 1992

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Error Reduction-Why We Get Things Wrong
Oct
18
8:30 AM08:30

Error Reduction-Why We Get Things Wrong

Guest Speaker: Lt Colonel Dave Young
Why do individuals and groups make mistakes? What are the external and internal factors that lead us to fail?
This presentation covers the basics of human performance, influencing factors and the design of tools used to reduce high-impact errors. The discussion will include case studies of the human factors contributing to the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia loss and the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Disaster.

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Grand O' Opry featuring Duke Mason
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Grand O' Opry featuring Duke Mason

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 will be our Special Guest on October 13th! Rance and Caleb McKenzie will be entertaining you for the Pre-show performance! Tickets are $10 for everyone age 13 and over and they are only available at the door.

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Liverpool a tribute to: The Beatles Ladies Night Out Concert
Oct
5
8:30 PM20:30

Liverpool a tribute to: The Beatles Ladies Night Out Concert

Tickets on sale Sunday, July 15th for Liverpool a tribute: The Beatles. This is our Ladies Night Out concert for 2018 in conjunction with the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. Reserved seating main floor tickets $25 and reserved balcony $18. Tickets can be purchased at the OMA Box Office or online. Prairie Star Catering will be back this year with many food options and bar options for you to purchase.

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