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The Music Hall

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Address: 28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-6606
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Jewel of the Seacoast

Live music? How about Pat Benatar or Guster? Well-known author? Try Diane Rehm. Comedian? Bob Newhart gave a show. Ballet? Yes, the Russian Ballet. Whatever you like, you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kittery, Maine
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Kittery, Maine
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Live music? How about Pat Benatar or Guster? Well-known author? Try Diane Rehm. Comedian? Bob Newhart gave a show. Ballet? Yes, the Russian Ballet. Whatever you like, you can find it here. Small, intimate theater built around 1875. Does have an elevator from the street level to the first floor, but not to the second.

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Monte B, Public Relations Manager at The Music Hall, responded to this review

Thanks so much! See you soon. ~MB More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to the Music Hall was a good one. The limited capacity and intimate seating, along with the history made the venue a pleasant experience. Staff were friendly, and accommodating. Views are good from nearly every seat. That said, we saw a nationally known Comedian, and sat on the Balcony. Poor choice on our part. Hearing her routine was... More 

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New Castle, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This beautifully renovated old theater provides the Seacoast with a wide variety of live entertainment, films including mainstream, independent, and foreign, Writers on a New England Stage, Telluride By The Sea film festival and much more. We are so grateful for the world class entertainment provided to the area by The Music Hall - truly a treasure!

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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211 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We saw Post Modern Jukebox last night, it was a great show, the theater is small but beautiful. The acoustics are good, my only complaint is that the seats are set up such that you end up looking at the head in front of you, the seats aren't spaced correctly for optimum viewing, had to have my husband switch seats... More 

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Naples, Florida, United States
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105 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I would highly recommend this theatre. If nothing else, just walk into the lobby area and the ladies restroom, which we were told received an award in America's Best Restroom Hall of Fame. We saw a wonderful performance of Beauty and the Beast. The seats are comfortable, the sound system is excellent, and the historical venue is beautiful. This is... More 

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158 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

What a gem. This was my first visit and it was a delight. This is such a lovely and intimate theater. We saw Beauty and the Beast. It was excellent. I've already bought a ticket for another show.

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Thank Tonsoffuntravel
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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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York Beach, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2016

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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44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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