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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
- Oct 19, 2014
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long island
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We saw Mirah at the Music Loft on September 26th. Nice, intimate theatre with surprisingly good acoustics. Most guests were casually dressed and the feeling was that many were familiar with Mirah and the theatre itself. We were not. We live close to Manhattan and are all too familiar with large theaters and high prices. This was a bargain. Good... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind words about the Loft and the Mirah performance. I'm glad you had a pleasant experience. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very very very nice place but way to expensive for the average Joe. Old movies on the big screen are wonderful. Miss the Civic Theatre :)

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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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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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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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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