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The Music Hall

28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-6606
+1 603-436-2400
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Jewel of the Seacoast

Live music? How about Pat Benatar or Guster? Well-known author? Try Diane Rehm. Comedian? Bob... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kittery, Maine
Depends on what you see

Our visit to the Music Hall was a good one. The limited capacity and intimate seating, along with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-6606
+1 603-436-2400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Live music? How about Pat Benatar or Guster? Well-known author? Try Diane Rehm. Comedian? Bob Newhart gave a show. Ballet? Yes, the Russian Ballet. Whatever you like, you can find it here. Small, intimate theater built around 1875. Does have an elevator from the street...More

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

Thanks so much! See you soon. ~MB

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit to the Music Hall was a good one. The limited capacity and intimate seating, along with the history made the venue a pleasant experience. Staff were friendly, and accommodating. Views are good from nearly every seat. That said, we saw a nationally known...More

Thank jaraysco
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This beautifully renovated old theater provides the Seacoast with a wide variety of live entertainment, films including mainstream, independent, and foreign, Writers on a New England Stage, Telluride By The Sea film festival and much more. We are so grateful for the world class entertainment...More

Thank rimplefinn
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We saw Post Modern Jukebox last night, it was a great show, the theater is small but beautiful. The acoustics are good, my only complaint is that the seats are set up such that you end up looking at the head in front of you,...More

Thank Annie M
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I would highly recommend this theatre. If nothing else, just walk into the lobby area and the ladies restroom, which we were told received an award in America's Best Restroom Hall of Fame. We saw a wonderful performance of Beauty and the Beast. The seats...More

Thank Gigi F
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

What a gem. This was my first visit and it was a delight. This is such a lovely and intimate theater. We saw Beauty and the Beast. It was excellent. I've already bought a ticket for another show.

Thank Tonsoffuntravel
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I went to see the opener of the symphony on a Sunday afternoon. The lobby is very cool, and has a good atmosphere. Sound inside the theater was very nice, seating was comfortable for an old space. I'll definitely be back.

Thank Ashley M
Reviewed 5 November 2016

I regret I cannot review The Music Hall, because I am a volunteer there. If I did not have this personal relationship, I would definitely give it stars and kudos.

Thank Audrey G
Reviewed 16 September 2016

My wife and I attended a comedy show at The Loft and had a great time. It is a small venue but that lent well to a comedy show as it felt more intimate. There is a bar with a good selection as you wait...More

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We attended a concert here last night. Overall it's a very nice venue - good sound, very pleasant and helpful staff, and a nice selection of nearby restaurants for dinner before the show. Our seats were up in the balcony, and had a good view...More

1  Thank aishabintjamil
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Is anyone from Familiar with where the movie theater and the music loft in relation to the music Hall in the same building either of these recommend besides the music hall itself
23 March 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
Nearest restaurant
12 November 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.