Founders Lobby Renovation
The Music Hall’s Founders Lobby has been heralded in the regional and national press as “jaw-dropping” (Traditional Building Magazine cover story) and a “a one-of-a-kind surprise…. a world class space.” (Portsmouth Herald) The 2,600 sq. ft. space, including the B2W Box Office, lower lobby, restrooms, elevator and coat check, reflects the Beaux Arts beauty of the theater above and showcases the theater’s history in a bold and theatrical way while offering striking 21st century amenities. Since the Lobby opened in 2008, it has been called an “enchanted forest”(Boston Globe), compared to the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, the design of ships that once filled Portsmouth’s harbor, the lushness of turn-of-the-century Colorado gold rush hotels, and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The lobby’s renovation was included in the Treasure the Future campaign.