Kitchen Tour 2019: What to Expect

We’ve been working toward the 28th annual Kitchen Tour for nearly a year now, and we are so excited that the big day (May 11) is fast approaching. Now it’s your turn: Organize your group, get your tickets, and join the hundreds of others who have made this event an annual tradition on Mother’s Day weekend.

An Annual Fundraising Event
The Kitchen Tour is the largest of two annual fundraising events for The Music Hall (the other being our online auction). We are a non-profit organization and the proceeds from ticket sales for shows don’t meet all of our needs; funds generated from this event are essential to help underwrite operating costs.

Planning the Tour
Planning the tour begins in June when the Kitchen Tour Committee chooses a Seacoast region to feature on the tour. Portsmouth, Hampton, New Castle, Rye, and Kittery, ME have been some of our past locations, with each tour including 8 to 12 homes.

Kitchen Tour 2019
This year we are back in downtown Portsmouth. Kitchen Tour 2019, a celebration of stunning views, sleek settings, and cozy charmers, features 11 homes in enviable and surprising downtown locations. There’s no predefined route but a handy map and Guide Book are available to help you blaze your own path and ferret out all the details you might otherwise miss.

In Appreciation
Our profound gratitude goes out to the homeowners who have generously invited us into their homes. We promise them that we’ll take care of their homes; we appreciate your respectful participation and compliance with our rules!

We also greatly appreciate the commitment of our sponsors, who are featured in the Guide Book and tour map. Kitchen Tour sponsors come from all over New England and include various types of businesses focused on home design and improvement. The Music Hall is proud to partner with these local businesses; please stop in and thank them for their support.

It’s Up to You!
The pieces are in place but we need your help to make this event a success. Please join us on Saturday, May 11. Rain or shine, these kitchens will be worth the walk.

Purchase your Tickets!
Advance tickets are $25 for Music Hall members and $27 for non-members. They can be purchased at our B2W Box Office at 28 Chestnut Street in downtown Portsmouth, online at, or by calling 603-436-2400. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the Kitchen Tour for $30.