Sharing the Theater Experience

Coming to these shows reminds me why I do what I do. I handle corporate and foundation relationships here at The Music Hall and have always enjoyed the opportunity to connect local businesses, corporations, and foundations with projects and programs that enhance and serve our community.

In this case, I’ve connected the good folks at D.F. Richard, Measured Progress, and Heinemann Publishing with our School Days Series, a program they are excited to support. D.F. Richard, in particular, led the way for our Scholarship Program that brings students from local Title I schools (where more than 50% of students are eligible for the free/reduced price lunch program) to the theater free of charge, including complimentary tickets as well as transportation and a bagged lunch.

Generous grants from the Cogswell Benevolent Trust, the Demoulas Foundation, the French Foundation, the Fuller Foundation, the Speedway Children’s Charities, and the Madelaine G. von Weber Trust provide additional support for the School Days Series. The Music Hall is also supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. All of this to keep ticket prices low – in some cases free – for quality theatrical productions.

Thanks to the combined support of these amazing donors, and you our members and friends, tens of thousands of Seacoast youth have been introduced to live performance on the Music Hall’s historic stage over the last 23 years, and we are ensuring this special theater’s place in our community for generations to come.