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A great venue!

I visited this venue for the first time to see Elf this holiday season. When you walk in the bar... read more

Reviewed yesterday
North Andover, Massachusetts
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Going to a Christmas Performance Just Might Become a Christmas Tradition for our family

This was the second time that we attended a Christmas Season performance at the Music Hall. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-6606
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited this venue for the first time to see Elf this holiday season. When you walk in the bar area and seating is adorable. The staff are pleasant and helpful and once you enter that hall—-wow! Beautiful ceiling and chandeliers. Nice welcome and recognition...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the second time that we attended a Christmas Season performance at the Music Hall. The first was wonderful but outdone by ELF the Musical this year. The Music Hall is lovely with its walk in bar area. The whole feeling of the building...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Monte B, Public Relations Manager at The Music Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm so pleased that you had a good time. Happy Holidays! Hope to see you again soon. Monte

Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the Music Hall several times to see films and concerts. It has good acoustics, elegant decor, and one of the prettiest Ladies Rooms I've ever seen. The seats aren't the most comfortable, though. I like the new Chestnut Street arch -- it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our granddaughters from Maine ages 4 and 8 for Saturday's matinee. Being a big fan of the movie Elf I wasn't sure if the musical would live up to my expectations. And how do you imitate Will Ferrell. Well this cast and their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Music Hall is the closest cultural mecca to southern Maine and seacoast NH. Movies at the Loft are excellent, Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra is good, but Live from the Met operas and Opera Connection talks are supreme.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank audrey p
Monte B, Public Relations Manager at The Music Hall, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Thanks so much Audrey! See you soon. Best, Monte

Reviewed September 10, 2018

For concert halls, this one is not very large, perhaps seating 800. The theater is faithfully restored with a beautiful ceiling, decorations, comfortable seating and ample stage space. The acoustics are excellent. There are metal pillars obstructing some view of the stage in the back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

This is an intimate regal historic 895 seat venue for lectures concerts, comedy shows, etc.,in the heart of downtown Portsmouth. Built in 1878 its the oldest operating theatre in the state, 14th oldest in the country...vaudeville shows, Broadway shows, community events all kept it busy...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Paul L
Reviewed May 22, 2018

I recently attended a concert at The Music Hall. All of the staff and volunteers were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The decor and architecture of the Music Hall is unique and stunning. Our seats (front row balcony) gave an excellent view and sound. Cannot wait...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Love the Portsmouth Musichall for both music shows and movies! This is a nicely renovated theater. I go there often for music and once in a while for good independent movies. The staff is always pleasant and helpful and the sound is good and most...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had our first visit to the Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to see trumpeter Chris Botti. The show itself was fantastic but we were very impressed with the venue. It is not a large place, all the seats had good...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Monte B, Public Relations Manager at The Music Hall, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2018

Thanks for the kind words. We hope to see you again soon!

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March 22, 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
November 12, 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.