We have three great theatrical treasures here in Portsmouth New Hampshire, and two of them offer year-round enjoyment for residents and visitors alike!
The Music Hall is a historic theater that was built in 1878. It’s the oldest theater in New Hampshire, and the second oldest theater in New England. This beautiful 900 seat theater is one of only fifteen theaters built in the 1800s still in use in America.
In its early years, The Music Hall was
home to vaudeville performances and silent film shows.
Today, it offers a wide variety of offerings, from films, comedy,
concerts, evenings with authors, and so much more.
In 2004, the theater went through a multi-phased, multi-million dollar restoration
that returned this gem to its turn-of-the-century splendor. Much
of the beauty and original structural construction and design was able
to be restored, as well as upgrades to technology, stage systems, and
patron amenities that will enable this beautiful theater to continue
offering fabulous programs for many years to come.