LOH Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion

Values Statement

Lebanon Opera House is an organization focused on the value of building an inclusive community through the arts and education. We spotlight diverse local, national, and international artists, and in doing so, we learn and grow together. This aligns with our mission to broaden cultural horizons. Our staff, board, volunteers, and partners recognize that by embracing diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion, we strengthen our community – and ourselves.

Lebanon Opera House strives to provide equal access to events and programs regardless of age, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or economic standing. LOH endeavors to identify barriers to this goal and make improvements to ensure our venue can be accessed by all.


 

Happy International Pronouns Day

Lebanon Opera House has invited staff and board members to voluntarily use their pronouns on identifying name tags and, as applicable, in email signatures. We feel this step helps support individuals who do not conform to society’s expectations of gender and the gender binary. Having visible pronouns helps to open up new pathways of communication … Continued

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LGBTQIA+ Logo

To celebrate Pride month this June, LOH created a variation on our logo to show our support of the LGBTQIA+ community. You may have seen the logo on posters around the Upper Valley promoting our inaugural Pride Picnic and Silent Disco. We hope this celebration becomes an annual event and an inclusive LOH tradition. You’ll … Continued

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LOH has a Diversity Council!

The performing arts have always welcomed difference, even in the wide range of disciplines housed under the term. Music, dance, drama, and film are all conduits of transcendence, experiences beyond the bounds of our normal, everyday lives. Likewise, LOH’s mission has always been to channel transcendent moments through the performing arts, while offering diverse programming … Continued

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Accessibility

LOH works to provide an accessible space for all and currently offers accessible seating, gendered and gender-neutral bathroom options, and hearing and visual aids.

Please visit our Accessibility page for more information.

Programming at LOH

Alash

A reflection on Alash: On April 6, 2022 over 600 people, both returning and new to LOH came together for an educational performance by Alash. Alash, masters of Tuvan throat singing, presented a free one-hour performance which included an introduction by Dr. Theodore Levin, Professor of Music at Dartmouth College. Trained since childhood, the members … Continued

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Lebanon Opera House’s Diversity Council was originally formed in 2021 in response to the ever-present need for equal access arts opportunities and programming. The current council consists of 10 LOH staff and board members.

Let us hear from you

Feedback and communication from and with our community are essential to the mission of Lebanon Opera House’s Diversity Council. Let us know about events you love, what you want to see, constructive criticism, and how we can keep growing and creating a diverse and respectful arts-based community.

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