Our primary mission is to educate, inspire and empower the culturally underserved and economically challenged people of Jefferson and surrounding counties through transformative performing arts programming. This programming brings to light our shared history, increases self-and community-awareness and public collaboration, promotes cross-cultural understanding, develops multiple skills and self-confidence, and inspires participants to reach for a better life and a better world.



Artistic creativity flourishes in an environment that welcomes different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds. At Monticello Opera House, the performing arts thrive in a creative community that is diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective. We value the uniqueness of every individual and benefit from their contributions.