Celia Woodsmith & Jason Anick Trio, appearing December 12, 2020 as part of the Stage Door Cabaret Series

The Music Hall is pleased to announce The Holiday Medley with a mix of live events and treasured holiday films from November to New Year’s Eve! The holiday line-up will include the return of local and beloved comedian Juston McKinney with his annual Last Laugh stand-up, “Portsmouth Gem” Sharon Jones, and the Boston Camerata, among many other regional artists. New this year, the Stage Door Cabaret series will present intimate and elegant shows right on the Historic Theater’s stage. The Music Hall will also screen family favorites and holiday classic movies.

Socially-distanced, Indoor Shows

Celebrate the holiday season with our elegant Stage Door Cabaret series, featuring world-renowned artists in a speakeasy, martini bar atmosphere. Enjoy generously distanced seating on the historic stage with professional table service.

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Stage Door Cabaret

Stage Door Cabaret Series Presented by

Ute Gfrerer
Saturday, November 28

Taylor O’Donnell Quartet
Saturday, December 5

Matt Nakoa
Friday, December 11

Celia Woodsmith and Jason Anick Trio
Saturday, December 12

Treason Quartet
Thursday, December 17

Sharon Jones Quartet
Saturday, December 19

A Unique Offer for the Stage Door Cabaret

Have you ever wanted to know what it was like to sit in The Music Hall’s private opera box for a show? Now is your chance – reserve your spot for an upcoming Stage Door Cabaret series performance this holiday season while also helping The Music Hall’s COVID Relief Fund. 

Have a pod that you’ve been socially distancing with? Invite them as your guests and experience a newly re-designed opera box space, complete with new seating and decor – très chic!

Catch a cabaret show like never before with prime seating in one of the theater’s best kept seating secrets. 

Reservations include:

  • Cost: $1,000 per performance ($700 is a tax-deductible donation to The Music Hall)
  • Parties up to four people
  • Beverage service to include up to two beverages per person or one bottle of wine
  • 2 x appetizers plates from our menu for you and your guests. 
  • Additional appetizers and beverages to be included for an additional fee
  • Admittance to the cabaret event of your choice – based on availability. 

Reserve your Opera Box today

Holiday Hilarity

We all need a laugh

A Very Ida Christmas
Sunday, December 20

Juston McKinney: Laugh Last: A Year in Review
Sat., December 26 & Sun., December 27

Holiday Movie Classics

In addition to all the great live entertainment, The Music Hall will present festive films and holiday classics on-screen. Celebrate the holiday season with the movies you love.

A Christmas Story (1983) • Tuesday, December 1

Elf (2003) • Tuesday, December 15

Clara’s Dream (2004) • Wednesday, December 16

White Christmas (1954) • Tuesday, December 22

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) • Wednesday, December 23

The Holiday Auction

This year’s annual auction fundraiser offers something for everyone’s holiday shopping list! Starting Sunday, November 8, browse this year’s offerings including New England staycations, gift baskets, VIP experiences, golf packages, and more.

The Loft will become The Holiday Shoppe

What do you do with an empty storefront on a busy downtown street, in the middle of a pandemic, during the holidays? You host a holiday market with friends! In partnership with Malloy Events

Host Your Own Movie Night at The Music Hall

The Music Hall is offering private movie screenings for up to 30 guests. Booking and more information on available films, fees, and popcorn available now.

From our Blog

Silver Linings and Holiday Cheer!

by Thérèse LaGamma, Director of Programming

This has been a year of challenges and one that has required us to be more laser-focused than ever.

In December, we are launching a new series—the Stage Door Cabaret Series (SDCS). The audience will become part of the stage decor. What’s in store? Limited capacity, a stellar line-up of local and regional musical acts including a Grammy nominee, an opera and french chanson singer, Portsmouth gems, and so much more. This will all be done following safety protocols and CDC State guidelines.

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