Programs

On Stage

On Stage

The Ogunquit Playhouse at The Music Hall

The Ogunquit Playhouse at The Music Hall - New!

Outstanding musical theater of Broadway quality comes to Portsmouth! Two of northern New England’s most revered cultural institutions, The Music Hall & The Ogunquit Playhouse, announce a partnership that will bring a closer connection between the two communities and deepen the program offerings for Seacoast audiences.
Music Hall Presents

Music Hall Presents

We bring the world to Portsmouth – on stage or on screen – in our curated series of music, theater, dance, cinema and literary events.
The Music Hall reconnects audiences and communities with creativity, purpose, art, and life.” – Ken Burns, filmmaker
Intimately Yours

Intimately Yours

The best concert experience in New England! Superior acoustics. Intimate concerts. Top acts. Dazzling lobby.
“Easily the most gorgeous venue I've ever been to” – Nicole Bedard concert goer

Writers on a New England Stage

Writers on a New England Stage

We have welcomed such celebrated authors as Greg Mortenson, John Updike, Cokie Roberts, Dan Brown, Barbara Kingsolver, and Stephen King. Each event attracts hundreds of readers; tens of thousands tune in to broadcasts on NHPR. 
Writers in The Loft

Writers in The Loft

Akin to our anchor author series Writers on a New England Stage, this program will present today’s top authors, the best of fiction and nonfiction, in a smaller intimate space. Features an author talk/reading, facilitated Q&A, and book signing. Produced in partnership with RiverRun Bookstore.
Martingale Wharf Singer Songwriter Series

Martingale Wharf Singer Songwriter Series - New!

This series is dedicated to bringing regional and national singer songwriters to the Loft to celebrate the creativity that marks the genre.
Hilarity

Hilarity

Providing the most therapeutic treatment known to man or woman, laughter! Featuring top national acts, improv troupes, comedy dynasties and discovery acts.
“The Music Hall has another hit series on its hands.”
– Jeanné McCartin
Innovation & Leadership

Innovation & Leadership

The Music Hall is committed to community building and personal flourishing and Innovation and Leadership Forums are part of that commitment.
Digital Portsmouth

Digital Portsmouth

A chance for digital creatives to showcase their talents with a cocktail hour, and open discussion to celebrate the engaging work going on in the Seacoast.
The Music Hall Book Club

The Music Hall Book Club - New!

We are thrilled to announce a new benefit for all members starting at the $150 level! Join us four times a year at The Loft for an evening of wine, cheese, and conversation about one of the terrific authors you’ve heard recently at Writers on a New England Stage or Writers in the Loft.
Rental Partners

Rental Partners

Rental partners are high quality community nonprofits and businesses who seek to promote their mission through use of The Music Hall venues. We look to achieve maximum community benefit by way of our partnerships.
School Days Series

School Days Series

Top-caliber affordable (only $6!) matinees entertain children from 80 Seacoast Pre-K to Middle School groups, homeschoolers and families, and provide valuable educational opportunities for all creative educators. Study guides are available for download. Any group is welcome.
On Screen

On Screen

Extraordinary Cinema

Extraordinary Cinema

Great films. Unrivaled ambiance. Post-film discussions. Our film curator Bill Pence brings you an experience unlike anything else on the Seacoast.
Met @ The Music Hall

Met @ The Music Hall

Opera broadcasts live from Lincoln Center on screen in HD. Elegant setting, superlative amenities. Champagne, chocolate and the original Opera Box Lunch.
“The best of big city life” – Wall Street Journal
National Theatre London HD

National Theatre London HD

Top plays from the legendary National Theatre of London. Sit back, enjoy high tea and scones and watch top plays on screen in HD!
“Smash hits straight from the London stage!” – Patricia Lynch
Telluride by the Sea

Telluride by the Sea

Six films. Three days. One weekend festival of new cinema fresh from their debuts at Colorado’s Telluride Film Festival.
“Portsmouth buzzes when Telluride by the Sea arrives.” - Patricia Lynch
Film Matters

Film Matters

Global Issues, Local Resources
Standing room only interactive events - high quality documentaries followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. Think Waiting for Superman paired with local education professionals or Food Inc. paired with local food sourcing, slow-food and sustainability experts.
Wildcard Movies

Wildcard Movies

Rare, random and relevant one-night-only films that are too good to let slip by!
Rental Partners

Rental Partners

Rental partners are high quality community not for profits and businesses who seek to promote their mission through use of The Music Hall venues. We look to achieve maximum community benefit by way of our partnerships.
KidsRULE!

KidsRULE!

Each year, we feature top live shows, monthly movies, and matinees – great events for kids make The Music Hall the place for family entertainment in Northern New England.
KidsRULE! Live

KidsRULE! Live

Big City Fun for the Pint Size Crowd! Great live shows such as Dan Zanes and Friends, A Year with Frog & Toad, and They Might be Giants.
“No show is more important than the first one you see. It’s a weighty responsibility to influence young minds.” – Jay Harnick, founder of Theaterworks/USA
KidsRULE! Movies

KidsRULE! Movies

The best in family entertainment once a month on the big screen!
“New Hampshire is the best state to raise kids” – Annie E. Casey Foundation
“The Music Hall is the best place to bring them!” – Chris Curtis, Film + Outreach Coordinator

Destination Programs

Kitchen Tour

Kitchen Tour

The Kitchen Tour is the perfect opportunity to come and see breathtaking kitchen designs. The annual benefit showcases the best kitchens on the Seacoast.
“The Music Hall’s Kitchen Tour is all about fantastic kitchens”
– NH Home Magazine
Vintage Christmas

Vintage Christmas

Presented by The Music Hall and Strawbery Banke Museum, we celebrate the winter, the warmth, the light, and our collective memories of holidays past.
“One of the ‘Top Ten Things Not to Miss in New England’” – Boston Globe
Portsmouth Singer Songwriter Festival

Portsmouth Singer Songwriter Festival

23 singer songwriters in one weekend, this year celebrating Americana music. Featuring Legends, Stars, & Up-And-Comers.
“I'm extremely excited at the idea of a festival celebrating and supporting songwriters"
– Aimee Mann
Historic Tours

Historic Tours

The tale of The Music Hall comes vividly to life as visitors move from the glorious Art Nouveau Founders Lobby unveiled in 2008 to the backstage rigging built by sailors in the late 19th Century.