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The Music Hall

Address: 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603-436-2400
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Ranked #6 of 24 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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101 reviews 101 reviews
23 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Quaint old charm engulfs you, upon your entrance into the hall. It's visually appealing with a small footprint so you feel like you're with friends witnessing a performance. We saw "The Mavericks" for the second time in a year (in Concord, NH earlier in the year) who originally started music now defined as Americana in the early 90's. The staff... More 

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Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

I love the Music Hall. I am actually somewhere in the picture on the front page with Chris Botti. We just saw George Benson there and I am taking my wife to see Diana Krall in the spring (shhhhh - don't tell - it is a surprise. There are some seats that have a partially blocked view but otherwise one... More 

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long island
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63 helpful votes 63 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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