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July 1, 2015
Sponsor Spotlight: River House


As we begin our 2015-16 Season, we are delighted to welcome back the River House Restaurant as a Season Sponsor for the fifth straight year. In this Sponsor Spotlight, I talked with River House co-owner Michael Labrie about the restaurant and our long-standing partnership

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June 30, 2015
Film Discussion: Lambert & Stamp


Anyone who thinks that the universe doesn’t have a nasty sense of humor just hasn’t been paying attention. A month ago, when I was selecting which of The Music Hall’s June films I wanted to discuss, Lambert & Stamp just leapt off the page at me. After all, I love The Who and I love documentaries in general and rock documentaries in particular. So a documentary about The Who (before they were The Who) promised to be a total peanut-and-jelly sandwich experience.

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June 24, 2015
Join us for our Community Open House

Community Open House

I started working here at The Music Hall a little over a year ago and during my first week I was able to take one of our famed Historic Tours. As we explored the theater we covered the early history, the struggles to keep up with the changing technology that motion pictures ushered in, and most surprisingly, the fact that just 28 years ago this great theater was on the brink of demolition. 

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June 19, 2015
The Music Hall Book Club summer reading suggestions!

Book Club

Following our June discussion we had a social on the terrace of Aria around a beautiful sunset with some wine and cheese we kicked off our summer!

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June 17, 2015
Community Partner Spotlight - The New Hampshire Women’s Foundation

NHWF Panel
At the end of May, The Music Hall worked with the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation to present the documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry. With over 500 people in attendance, it was just one of the fantastic events the two organizations have collaborated on this season. Kait Smith, The Music Hall’s Content Marketing Associate, sat down with New Hampshire Women’s Foundation President and CEO Terie Norelli to talk about why this partnership is so important.

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June 16, 2015
The Peter Squires Band Rocks Community Open House on June 27

Pete Squires Band

On Saturday, June 27, The Music Hall is hosting its annual complimentary Open House for the Seacoast community. All events are free and will take place at The Music Hall’s two venues in downtown Portsmouth: The “American Treasure” Historic Theater on Chestnut Street and the chic modern Loft on Congress Street. People of all ages are invited to stop by the historic theater for a multimedia tour and/or a behind-the-scenes technology tour, and enjoy a 3 pm showing of the Disney family classic UP.

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