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The Music Hall

28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-6606
+1 603-436-2400
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An extremely elegant historical venue!

This is an intimate regal historic 895 seat venue for lectures concerts, comedy shows, etc.,in the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
thefitchboi
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Kittery, Maine
Beautiful decor and intimate surroundings

I recently attended a concert at The Music Hall. All of the staff and volunteers were exceptionally... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
gloriasF2817AN
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Kensington, United States
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28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-6606
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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

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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

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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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Reviewed February 18, 2018

We live in a neighboring town and go to the Music Hall every year when they have their annual group that references St. Patrick's Day-in either February or March. We have seen a number of different groups here. This year was the great Cape Breton...More

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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

We went on a Saturday tour of The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH. Our guide discussed the theater’s history, devastating fires, renovations, artist performances, and indy movie offerings. Original theatre opened in 1877. Funky lobby and restrooms. Comfortable and spacious seating, uncommon among older venues....More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018

I always loved coming to the Music Hall as a young kid, as it seems so fancy, with the plush velvet seats, the intricate ceilings, and magnificent chandeliers. The shows (comedians, singers/bands, and musicals) I have gone to see are just great. The caliber of...More

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Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

We drove from Ogunquit, ME, to Portsmouth, NH, for the opening night production of ‪Irving Berlin‬’s “White Christmas” in the historic Music Hall.  It was fine entertainment & a fitting prelude to the upcoming Christmas Season. The venue was lovely ~ the acoustics were excellent,...More

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Reviewed December 19, 2017

My son and his wife just treated us to a matinee to see 'White Christmas'. It was one of the best theater experiences ever! The cast were professional, great sets, and costumes. And of course, the music unbeatable. I don't think there is a bad...More

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Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

What an unbelievable show of White Christmas this year. So well acted and sung. The song and dance was first rate with a show stopping tap dance to My Piano. Brilliantly cast with Sally Struthers in one of her better performances. The child actor was...More

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albie02
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.
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Frances C
November 12, 2015|
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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.
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