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The Music Hall

28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-6606
+1 603-436-2400
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Step back in time!

A historic landmark that no one has tried to rebuild; and we hope t hey dont. Granted it is not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Acton, Maine
Great old music hall - saw White Christmas

What a great venue. Beautifully restored theater.. All the seats are comfortable. GREAT women's... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bedford, New Hampshire
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“film festival” (8 reviews)
“comedy show” (6 reviews)
“sight lines” (4 reviews)
28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-6606
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A historic landmark that no one has tried to rebuild; and we hope t hey dont. Granted it is not very handicap accessible but there is an elevator to the second floor and we did see someone in a wheelchair. It is strictly 'Old World"...More

Thank bucketlistend
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great venue. Beautifully restored theater.. All the seats are comfortable. GREAT women's restroom! White Christmas was terrific, with great voices and dancing and a truly enthusiastic cast. What a wonderful job remaking a classic. Highly recommended for Christmas Spirit!

Thank cruiseagentandtaxman
Reviewed 4 days ago

The worst theater I have ever been to. No provisions for handicap at all. Parking is on streets, as garage fills up long before play. Steps to get to seats are very steep, and two long flights. Play was good but you can't enjoy it...More

Thank penba2
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Just visited this gem for the first time to see The Mavericks. We were in the balcony and had a long walk up, but the place is beautiful, the volunteer ushers were very friendly, there was a place to dance, and best of all, the...More

Thank kas929
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This is a really great venue, terrific sight lines, nice sound, friendly assistance, and ticket prices that are not out of this world. Pink Martini is a large band, great instrumentalists, China Forbes super vocalist. Lots of energy perfectly matched with this venue. Bravo!!

Thank tomaqua
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Visited the Music Hall to see the "CatVideoFest". What a fine night of laughs for this annual event. Great fund raiser in a very interesting location. We got there a little early and took front row balcony seats but the views are good pretty much...More

Thank dave d
Reviewed 13 May 2017

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...More

Thank mjmaine
Monte B, Public Relations Manager at The Music Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thanks so much! See you soon. ~MB

Reviewed 30 April 2017

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...More

Thank jaraysco
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...More

Thank rimplefinn
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,...More

Thank Annie M
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23 March 2017|
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Response from Monte B | Property representative |
The Music Hall and the Loft are about a 1 min walk from one another. The Loft is on Congress St. between The Friendly Toast and the Health Food Store. Each theater has a movie screen.
Frances C
12 November 2015|
Response from Monte B | Property representative |
The District or the Library are the nearest, and there are 100 restaurants within a few block radius. There's Jumpin' Jays Fish Cafe, Rudi's , and Radici all within a block.