The Music Hall

28 Chestnut Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801



The mission of The Music Hall is to present the very best of diverse performing and related arts and to serve as an active and vital arts center for the enrichment of the Seacoast community.


Our vision is to be the Seacoast's premier performing arts center, fulfilling our role as the anchor cultural organization in our community and striving for national recognition with our programming and restoration. We will emerge as an American Treasure through a combination of vibrant programming and restoration that is historically respectful while balancing contemporary needs and design. As a dynamic performing arts center we will enliven our community with diverse performance genres including trademark programming with an outlook that is contemporary, inclusive, and classic. We are passionately invested in the cultural health of our community through our commitment to outreach to the underserved and to provide educational opportunities for children and adults alike.

About The Music Hall: The Seacoast’s Premier Performing Arts Center The Music Hall is a non-profit performing arts center that entertains more than 90,000 patrons annually with acclaimed film, music, theater, and dance performances. The historic 900-seat theater, built in 1878, is the oldest in New Hampshire, the second oldest in New England, and the fourteenth oldest operating in the United States. Designated by the U.S. Senate as "An American Treasure" in the national Save America's Treasures Program through the National Park Service, The Music Hall is embarking on a major restoration project to restore and improve the historic theater. CLICK HERE to learn more. In addition to its own diverse programming, The Music Hall hosts community benefits and celebrations, contributes $4.1 million to the local economy, and acts as the cultural anchor in a thriving Seacoast economy.

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