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The Music Hall

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Address: 28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-6606
Phone Number: +1 603-436-2400
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Gorgeous, cozy theater...

I went to see the opener of the symphony on a Sunday afternoon. The lobby is very cool, and has a good atmosphere. Sound inside the theater was very nice, seating was comfortable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to see the opener of the symphony on a Sunday afternoon. The lobby is very cool, and has a good atmosphere. Sound inside the theater was very nice, seating was comfortable for an old space. I'll definitely be back.

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Thank Ashley M
York Beach, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I regret I cannot review The Music Hall, because I am a volunteer there. If I did not have this personal relationship, I would definitely give it stars and kudos.

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

My wife and I attended a comedy show at The Loft and had a great time. It is a small venue but that lent well to a comedy show as it felt more intimate. There is a bar with a good selection as you wait for the show and everyone was very friendly. We’ll keep an eye out for future... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We attended a concert here last night. Overall it's a very nice venue - good sound, very pleasant and helpful staff, and a nice selection of nearby restaurants for dinner before the show. Our seats were up in the balcony, and had a good view of the stage. The sound quality there seemed quite reasonable to me, and was comfortably... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The Music Hall and The Historical Theater is a very nice venue. I have been to each venue once and both times for an event with a favorite author and booking signing. They also attract other authors, show films and have live music performance. Come this October I will be attending another book signing. I want to warn people that... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

not a bad seat in the house!! must check out the bathrooms which are so creative. sell popcorn and drinks even during concerts!

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laconia, nh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

What a gorgeous venue and what a fabulous sound system, best ever in my experience. We went and listened to a book-tour presentation and loved the snack bar that was open and serving popcorn. Wow. The theater has been beautifully maintained and was absolutely lovely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We were invited to tour the restored music hall and loved the decor right down to the bathrooms. We plan to return this winter to see a production.

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Thank Susan C
Lowell, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We were late to try to get tickets for Paula Poundstone, but lucked out with house left balcony front row seats. Great seats! There actually didn't seem to be a bad seat in the house. Beautiful old theater with many classical design embellishments.Acoustics were fine for a comedy show. Seats were comfortable enough for what they were (old). Located right... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We love coming here! It is a grand old building and our latest visit was for Paula Poundstone. It was nice to have booked front row seats! Prior 2 times, we saw the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. I was a little dismayed to see popcorn being sold. Perhaps for a movie house bit for a live show?

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