Hiring | Executive Director of The Matthews

Position: Executive Director 

Application reviews begin on July 22. We will accept applications until the position is filled. Scroll down for job description.

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The Matthews Announces “A-Door Spearfish!” Contest

What is “A-Door Spearfish!”

At The Matthews Opera House, we adore art, we adore color, and we adore Spearfish! So we want to bring a little more vibrancy to our community by encouraging area residents and businesses to paint their front door a bright color to show off how much they “a-door” Spearfish too!

The best part? We’ll be randomly selecting a winner out of all the contest participants to receive an AWESOME door prize valued at over $500 which includes: 2 free MOH Subscription Series tickets, 2 season tickets to 2019-20 BHSU theatre season, 2 season tickets to the 2020 BHSU summer stage season, a 3-month subscription to the Black Hills Pioneer, a colorful doormat from The Wild Rose, a bottle of wine from Antunez Restaurant, a custom door wreath, 2 dozen hand decorated cookies from Mistie Caldwell, and a $25 gift certificate to Good Day Cafe!

Additionally, the Black Hills Pioneer has agreed to provide a one-month free subscription to all contest participants!

How To Enter

  1. Pick an “a-doorable” paint color. (Please no browns, blacks, grays, or other neutrals).
  2. Paint your “a-doorable” front door.
  3. Post an “a-doorable” before and after photo of your door on Facebook with the hashtag #aDoorSpearfish and make sure to tag The Matthews Opera House Facebook page (@SpearfishArtsCenter).

Easy enough! We also have a few contest rules:

  1. Your house must be in the 57783 zip code.
  2. You must paint and post your before/after photo before the end of day on July 31, 2019.

Contest winners will be notified via Facebook.

For questions, please contact The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center at 402-645-7973.

Spearfish Songbook series set extended into June!

MAY 13 UPDATE! We’ve added dates in June.

ArtCentral Spearfish hosts a series of community discussions with local songwriters, every Monday, 6-7:30 p.m., Mar. through June 17.  All discussions take place at the Good Day Cafe, located at 541 W. Jackson Blvd. in Spearfish. These events are free and open to the public. To avoid excess scrolling, click below to view each month’s schedule.


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The Phantom of The Matthews Opera House | July 1 – 31, 2019

Is The Matthews haunted?

That has been the question for generations.

Summer in the Black Hills is the best! With the return of the comedy melodrama, “The Phantom of The Matthews Opera House,” new traditions for friends and family are created.  This show was written for us by Paul Higbee in 1976 and first performed 43 years ago. Good old-fashioned belly laughs come from this wonderful cast of students from Black Hills State University’s theater department. You’re going to love the heckling cowboys and vivacious card girl!

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FIP 2019

190+ vendors | 3 days of arts & crafts that support the arts in Spearfish

Meet the cast of “The Curious Savage” | Apr. 25-28


Director, Max G. Merchen, has announced the cast for the comedy, “Curious Savage,” and what a cast it is!  Scroll down and meet our talented actors.

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UPDATE: It’s all about recycled denim | CANCELED

UPDATE | MAR. 16 Cancelation

Due to road flooding, then drifting snow, near Lower Brule, artist Cary Thrall will not be able to attend the Mar. 16 denim cutting at The Matthews. This event will be rescheduled. However, the denim drive continues! 


ArtCentral Spearfish presents the third summer of its Linking Fences community project. Artist Cary A. Thrall is creating three fences across three communities for 2019 and denim is a big part of all three fences. And because of that…

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