“The Music Hall [is] a Victorian-era theater with a fabulous Wizard of Oz-like Beaux-Arts lobby. – New York Times
“Portsmouth is a significant stopover…The newly renovated Music Hall, right out of the vaudeville era, is the cultural mecca for the area.” – The Montrealer
“The crown jewel of Portsmouth’s cultural scene” – Yankee Magazine
Join Music Hall historian Zhana Morris for a one-hour tour through the Historic Theater. Hear the backstories of our American Treasure, from its connection to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (including how it inspired the Indigo Girls song Mariner Moonlighting), to the role The Music Hall played in helping families manage under strict food rationing during WWII. You’ll get an upfront look at the restorations and renovations that allow our 1878 theater to thrive well into the digital age without losing its historic charm. Please see the calendar for for tour dates.