A Gathering Space for Everyone

The Music Hall is a community-supported nonprofit organization that is committed to presenting the very best in arts and cultural events.

Clubs & Talks

Do you love movies, opera, books, or exploring the latest hot new spot in town? We’ve got you covered. Our clubs and talks series dive deeper into your interests with expert hosts and discussion leaders.


We all love to laugh! Come see giggle-inducing acts from seasoned pros from Comedy Central and up-and-coming fresh faces from YouTube. Chuckle at stand-up and improv in both of our venues.


Whether it is a child’s first live theater experience or a talk about the future of driverless cars, The Music Hall is committed to what is coming next in education and innovation.


We love books. We love authors. Come see literary greats and debut authors, hear about their latest works, craft, and writing process. Insightful Q&As explore the intricacies of writing and publishing.


Music is in our name and in our DNA. We bring you the best concerts, from legends to soon-to-be stars. Whether the show is in our 900-seat Historic Theater or in our intimate, contemporary Loft with just over 100 seats, you’re sure to have an amazing experience.

On Screen

We know movies. The Music Hall has been screening movies for more than 120 years. From our weekly Extraordinary Cinema and one-night rare but relevant Wildcard movies to the unique Telluride by the Sea every September, The Music Hall delivers the very best on screen.

Special Events

These special events help us do more, from fundraisers that fund our outreach programs to behind-the-scenes tours.


We were built for vaudeville and we’ve been doing it for over 140 years. From musicals to comedy, The Music Hall delivers exceptional theater.

From Our Blog

Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra Swings into a New Season

Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra kicks off another spellbinding season on Sunday, November 3! Our resident orchestra, the PSO will present three Mainstage concerts in the Historic Theater over the course of the year.

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