Membership Makes Our World Go Round

With your support, The Music Hall brings national and international artists and scholars to the region who offer experiences that enlighten and entertain. By providing 52 weeks of diverse programming each year, The Music Hall contributes to the vitality of our community and engages nearly 130,000 patrons in the arts and learning. Included in those numbers are nearly 10,000 students, elementary-age children from more than 80 schools and 30 homeschool groups, as well as at-risk teens. You make it possible. You, our members, patrons, staff, volunteers, and sponsors. Thank you for your generosity.

If you’re not yet a member, if you’re considering an upgrade, or if you’ve let your membership lapse, now is the time to be part of the family. We can see a strong future for The Music Hall once we navigate these rough seas. Please be part of our journey!

Become a New Member or Upgrade Your Membership in the Month Of May!

Have Twice the Impact

We have a match—if you upgrade or become a new member in May, a generous donor is willing to match up to $50,000 in donations.

Generous Match Launches Fund

Dawes (the band) performs at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH. © David J. Murray

The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They inspire us, they bring us joy, they help us to grow and express ourselves, and they build bridges. The coronavirus has had a devastating impact on the nonprofit arts sector, a $166 billion industry, and we are sure to feel the effects for years.

We have an opportunity. A generous donor has stepped forward, willing to match up to $50,000 in donations to help mitigate the effects this pandemic has on The Music Hall. This support will be essential, as more than 70% of our annual operating budget of $5 million is what’s known as “earned income.” That’s income from tickets, concessions, and rentals of our space, which we earn by offering an average of 50 events a month, bringing thousands of patrons to downtown Portsmouth. That source of income has been cut, but our expenses have not been eliminated. We ask that you consider making a gift now, as your support, doubled by this matching donation, will be essential to our future.

Beyond stabilizing the health of this cultural institution, supporting The Music Hall is a substantive step in the effort to ensure stability for our region during this difficult time. When you support The Music Hall, you support our artists, employees, and vendors, as well as local restaurants, shops, and more. Your dollar is recycled repeatedly throughout the community.

There’s nothing more exciting for us than the moment before an artist takes the stage. The lights dim and the crowd quiets down. We miss the crowds. We miss you! This will end at some point, and we need The Music Hall to be there when it does.

Be Entered in One of Our Weekly Membership Drawings and Win:

  • A pair of tickets to the Kitchen Tour on Sunday, September 27
  • A pair of tickets (Gold level seating) to two Met at The Music Hall HD Broadcast shows of your choosing during the 2020-2021 season
  • A Telluride by the Sea Weekend Pass
  • A holiday package including four center orchestra seats for Opening Night of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. BONUS: Special invite to the post-show opening night party with the cast.

Join the Club

Get the most out of our Music Hall community! Join fellow bibliophiles for a moderated discussion of selected literature at Book Club. Gain insight and meet favorite authors at Writers on a New England Stage receptions. Gather with other arts supporters and discover new places around the Seacoast at lively Director’s Club events throughout the year. We’ve added a new benefit for Director’s Club members; learn more about Early Boarding.

Discounts for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Get early-bird discounts for the previews, opening night, and mid-week performances. Promotion ends July 25. See the full details.

  • 10% off for Friend level (save up to $9.90/ticket)
  • 20% off for Advocate-Patron level (save up to $19.80/ticket)
  • 30% off for Backer-Stakeholder level (save up to $29.70/ticket)