One Weekend of the Best Cinema! Movies fresh from their debuts at the 51st Telluride Film Festival in Colorado will be on screen at The Music Hall as Telluride by the Sea gets its 25th year underway.

About the Telluride Film Festival

The Telluride Film Festival has been, for the last 50 years, a celebration of the art of film: honoring the great masters of the cinema, discovering the rare and unknown, bringing new works by the world’s greatest directors and the latest in American independent film to a small mountain town in Colorado. The New York Times called Telluride “the smallest, most original, and most stimulating of the major festivals,” while Entertainment Tonight simply said it was “the world’s best festival.”

About Telluride by the Sea

Now celebrating its 25th season, The Music Hall and the Telluride Film Festival collaborate on an exclusive presentation of six new features, brought directly from their Colorado debuts. This unique and intimate Portsmouth event treats audience members from across the Northeast to an exclusive peek into the Telluride experience – packing one September weekend in Portsmouth with the latest international cinema, private parties, great music, delicious food, and inspired conversations with other cinephiles of all ages, tastes, and backgrounds. 

Weekend Schedule
Check back soon for exact schedule.


Platinum Pass
($150 Charitable Donation)
Patron Pass Weekend Pass
Guaranteed seating for all films
Exclusive use of the new Members Club Passthrough into the Historic Theater
Pre-screening party Friday night in Members Club to include small bites and drink (cost of meal/1 drink included)
Friday night post-screening reception in the Lounge
Priority table/seat reservation access to the Members Club
Private entrance into Theater, brunch & light lunch on Saturday
Concierge service to pre-order meals for Saturday dinner through restaurant partners in Members Club (cost of meal not included)
Concierge service for reserved seats in the Historic Theater and the Members Club
Reserved Seating all weekend via a Music Hall seat saver
Saturday night festival party on Chestnut St. (light snack included in cost, drinks not included)
Sunday Brunch at The Lounge (cost of meal included)
Free popcorn all weekend
Complimentary 2024 Telluride by the Sea t-shirt
Priority Access to Hotel Thaxter
Pass transferable to friends/family
Historic Theater Lobby VIP access all weekend (no waiting in line)
Early entrance for all films

Telluride by the Sea Weekend Sponsor
Media Partner