Programs

On Stage

On Stage

Music Hall Presents

Music Hall Presents

Our curators’ top picks from the worlds of theater, dance, music, and other sensational artistry on stage.

The Music Hall reconnects audiences and communities with creativity, purpose, art, and life.” – Ken Burns, filmmaker
The Ogunquit Playhouse at The Music Hall

The Ogunquit Playhouse at The Music Hall - New!

Broadway comes to the historic port as two legends reunite, bringing the best musicals to Seacoast audiences.
Intimately Yours

Intimately Yours

Get up close and personal with the most talented musicians of our times, from living legends to alt-rock stars.

From Tony Bennett to Ingrid Michaelson and from Al Green to Guster

Writers on a New England Stage

Writers on a New England Stage

Celebrated authors from Salman Rushdie to Margaret Atwood, John Irving to Isabel Allende. In partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio, the series attracts hundreds of readers; tens of thousands tune in to broadcasts on NHPR.
Hilarity

Hilarity

Top national acts, improv troupes, comedy dynasties, and discovery acts provide the most therapeutic treatment known to man or woman: laughter!
“The Music Hall has another hit series on its hands.”
– Jeanné McCartin
Writers in The Loft

Writers in The Loft

Today’s top writers in an intimate setting - featuring an author talk/reading, facilitated Q&A, and book signing.
The District Restaurant Singer Songwriter Series

The District Restaurant Singer Songwriter Series

Pioneering and emerging acts and seasoned artists from varied musical genres.
Left Bank Cabaret

Left Bank Cabaret

Set in The Music Hall Loft, this European-inspired cabaret boasts intimate table seating; luxe interiors; and a superior array of wine, craft beers, signature cocktails, and upscale treats.
Live @ the Loft

Live @ the Loft

Music from around the corner or around the world in our intimate Loft.
Innovation & Leadership

Innovation & Leadership

On-topic engaging presentations, lively conversations with thought leaders from the local to international scene.
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!
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.
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.

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.

Clubs, discussions, etc.

Film Club

Film Club - New!

Over the course of six months, we’ll be focusing on a particular outstanding director, genre, or artist. On the 3rd Tuesday of each month, we’ll show a film followed by a lively, participatory discussion hosted by Kent Stephens.
Our current topic: Selected Works of Orson Welles
Opera Connection

Opera Connection

Opera expert/writer-producer Dennis Neil Kleinman will leads a lively discussion prior to the Met @ The Music Hall broadcast. Doors open an hour before – come early for coffee and pastries!
Show & Tell

Show & Tell

Join us after select films and be part of an informed discussion as Paul Goodwin puts the talk in "talkies"
The Music Hall Book Club

The Music Hall Book Club

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.

Box office: (603) 436-2400     |     24-hour Film Line: (603) 436-9900     |     Business Office: (603) 433-3100