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The Music Hall

28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-436-2400
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Ranked #6 of 29 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Sep 20, 2014
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We've visited the Music Hall several times, both for shows and for NH Film Festival events. Every visit was great. The exterior and lobby harken back to a more elegant era, though we felt perfectly comfortable in casual clothes. Seating is consistently good (and comfortable) throughout the hall, and the snack bar provides both old favorites and surprising cafe-type snacks...... More

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Wells, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great show in a great little, classic theater. Lounge before the show was very comfortable, staff was great, seats were comfortable, sound awesome. Great theater.

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Haverhill, MA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I know this was an exception to have a 85 degree nite in September, but this Hall was quite warm. We saw Lewis Black and I think he wasn't feeling too good with the heat and all. The Hall is very nice, although the seating is old, even the obstructive view seats are nice, the columns are quite small (unlike... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

So disappointed that the performance we wanted to see was ruined by inaudible sound and non-functional air conditioning. In brief, it became obvious in the pre-performance announcements that the sound system was not working in our section of the audience. I immediately let the usher and house manager know, and a bit later told the ticket office even more emphatically.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is indeed a wonderfully restored performance space. However, our recent visit was very disappointing. It was hot and humid outside AND inside -- to the extent that the evening was uncomfortable to sit through (very stuffy) and people were fanning themselves with programs throughout the room. We assumed the place was air conditioned. Also, our seats were under the... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A gorgeous old Music Hall with fabulous acoustics. They have a great variety of shows, concerts and movies.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I've been to movies, music and comedy shows here and it's always a great time. The parking can be tough, but the parking garage is usually the best bet. I really enjoy the music shows, pretty good seating for the size of the venue, not huge, but good sized. The theater is remodeled and it is awesome looking, balcony seats... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

To see interesting movies, singers, writers and of course you can't miss the TELLURIDE BY THE SEA" a choice of fascinating old and very new movies

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Meriden, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We will live in Connecticut and we actually plan our frequent trips to Portsmouth around this theater's schedule. I explained this to a staff member who thought I was joking. This is one of our nation's oldest theater with pillars, scrollwork, and murals. Downstairs there's a high tech neon bar that clashes with the old decor upstairs so be prepared... More

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New York City, New York
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165 reviews 165 reviews
90 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The residents of Portsmouth are so very lucky to have this gem. Whether for movies or even more special, live performances, this is a perfect venue. It's big enough to attract quality acts and yet small enough that every seat is a good seat. It rivals many of the Broadway theaters in NY in terms of quality of viewing. The... More

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