Art and Theater in Ransom County…

A Destination for all Seasons..

In the landscape of Ransom County  a variety of fine art activities can be found ranging from local theater groups, music programs, art classes and showings throughout the year.   Our talented residents come forth with wonderful productions held at either the historic Enderlin City Auditorium or the Lisbon Opera House in the spring and fall.   In addition, the Bear’s Creek Art Gallery is open during the Sheyenne Valley Arts and Crafts Fall Festival in Fort Ransom, ND.


The No Name Players is a volunteer group that performs two performances a year to raise funds for the Lisbon Opera House.

The group was formed in the fall of 1999 and consists of high school students through senior citizens involved in the performance.   The rehearsals typically begin two months prior to the performance and are held three times a week for two hours each night.

The cast is suupported by a dedicated board and a backstage support crew.


Oklahoma – Enderlin Fine Arts Performance

The Enderlin Fine Arts Association is a non-profit organization striving to provide the best quality entertainment to the people of Enderlin and surrounding communities (including Sheldon, Lisbon, For Ransom, and as far away as Fargo-Moorheade and Valley City).

    • Celebration of spring with entertainment from around the region
    • Cooperative program with area veterans

      to honor those who are or who have served in the Armed Forces

    • A program for elementary aged children


  • President: Lollie Adair
    • 701. 437.2361
  • Reporter:  Tim Jorgenson

    Lisbon Opera House – Lisbon, ND

    The Lisbon Opera House is a a source of spring, summer and fall cultural entertainment located on Main Street in Lisbon, ND.  Most notably, the “No Name Players” performs two productions annually  for the community and surrounding region.


    1889: Sisters Alice M. Beemis and Mary Beemis Parsons commission building

    1901: Opera House hosts memorial service for President McKinley

    1910: First motion picture shown

    1923: Last high school graduation held

    1940’s: Grand staircase removed

    1979: Added to National Register of Historic Places

    1988: Longtime first-floor tenant J.C. Penney closes

    1994: Nonprofit foundation acquires building

    1999:Lisbon Opera House Foundation

    No Name Players perform first play at Opera House2007: Elevator installation completed – $220,000

    Lisbon Opera House Foundation


    The Mission of the Lisbon Opera House Foundation is to rehabilitate and preserve the Lisbon Opera House.   The Foundation has been active since 1994 and has invested an estimated $450,000 in improvements to the building.

    The Foundation is active in various grant writing and fundraising activities to restore the facility and currently offers the area various theater productions through the No Name Players theater group.

    Contact Information

    Lisbon Opera House
    P.O. Box 922
    Lisbon, ND 58054


    Sheyenne Fine Arts Association is a non-profit organization directed by an all-volunteer board that provides fine arts programming in the Lisbon, ND area and has a reciprocity program with both Valley City and Jamestown, ND.

    A major function of the organization is to present a schedule of cultural and historical events each year that serves to expose the community to many different styles of music as well as a variety of instruments, voices and cultures.

    Many of the concerts are contracted via Allied Concert Association, but local and regional artists are contracted individually as well. Concerts are paid for with funds that are collected from membership fees, corporate sponsorships and grant funds.

    Membership in the organization gives members admission to all Lisbon concerts as well as concerts in Valley City and Jamestown (communities nearby) via a reciprocity agreement with those two communities.

    Membership Fee
    Currently, the annual membership fee is $25 which is a great bargain even if you only make it to one or two concerts! SFAA also sells tickets at the door for individual concerts at a cost of $10. Students are admitted to all concerts free but they must obtain a student pass from SFAA to attend concerts out of town.

    Contact Information

    601 Elm St.
    Lisbon, ND   58054