Arts & Museums

Enjoy the Arts! NH’s Heart of the Arts is Portsmouth, NH.The Portsmouth Area has ample opportunities to enjoy Cultural Art & Entertainment. Enjoy the large variety of Museums and Theaters, Playhouses and Music Halls available.

Seacoast Repertory Theatre presents nine mainstage productions and eight youth shows each year. In addition, the theater is home to the Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts, a producing arts and educational center for children and adults.
125 Bow Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.433.4793/800.639
The Music Hall is a performing arts center featuring curated entertainment from around the world in two theaters in its downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire campus - one, a landmark 1878 Victorian theater, the other the intimate Music Hall Loft around the corner, recently named “best performing arts venue” by Yankee Magazine and the recipient of the NH AIA award for design excellence. Acclaimed signature series bring top authors and artists to both stages, while HD broadcasts and independent film fill both screens. A radio show broadcast on NH Public Radio originates here. This dynamic arts center urges patrons to Explore + Learn via master classes, post film panel discussions, and matinees for children.
28 Chestnut Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.436.2400
Innovation, education, excellence. The organization impacts more than 60,000 children, teens and adults each year with its outreach programs, workshops, classes and more. Those ages 10 - 18 can take advantage of NHTP's Youth Repertory Company, a program designed for students interested in a pre-professional drama experience. NHTP also sponsors theatrical summer camps.
959 Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.431.6644
Prescott Park Arts Festival celebrates its 41st anniversary of presenting music, art, theater and dance on the banks of the Piscataqua River. Since 1974, it has successfully reached over 3.5 million people through more than 10,000 productions offered at no fixed admission.rnrnThe primary objective of the Festival is to provide quality family entertainment, promote artistic excellence in the community and maintain quality presentations of both entertainment and educational events. Implicit in this charge is the exercise of cultural leadership, sensitivity to the community and fiscal responsibility.
Marcy Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.431.8748
ACT ONE is a NH Non profit arts & education organization established in 1997 to present, promote the fine arts with special emphasis on theater production.
959 Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.300.2986

Museums in the Portsmouth, NH area.

After being decommissioned in 1972, the USS Albacore was shipped back to its place of birth and put on display at Albacore Park. The world famous submarine was built in 1952 and featured many design innovations that are still used on today's submarines.
600 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.436.3680
The American Independence Museum in Exeter presents New Hampshire's colorful history and the residents who made extraordinary accomplishments before and after our nations' founding. Through the architecture of the Folsom Tavern and Ladd-Gilman House, guests will see Exeter's transformation from an 18th century seaport to a mill town to a prosperous business community of the 20th century. Tours are available; call for details. Lots of Fun for children and adults. Visit our calendar of events!
1 Govenor's Lane
Exeter, NH 03833
603.772.2622
Formerly Children's Museum of Portsmouth. Founded in 1983 in Portsmouth, the Children's Museum of New Hampshire relocated to Dover in 2008. It offers a blend of art, science and cultural experiences for families. At the heart of our mission is a commitment to offering access to all children and families by minimizing barriers that prevent fair and meaningful educational and cultural opportunities. Since its inception, the Museum has served over 2 million people from New Hampshire and beyond
6 Washington Street
Dover, NH 03820
603.742.2002
Named in the 1630's by the areas first settlers, Strawberry Banke was recognized for the abundance of wild berries found on the shores of the Piscataqua River. Through restored furnished houses, historic landscapes and gardens, and displays of prized possessions and objects of everyday life the Strawberry Banke Museum tells the living history of the people who settled this area from the late-17th century to the mid-20th century.Visit our website for information about current special events and educational programs.
Marcy Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.433.1100
Tuck Museum is one of many historical buildings located in the Hampton complex. Other historical structures here include the Farm Museum, the One-Room district school- house and the Fire Museum. Each place offers a look into Hampton's history through memorabilia, photographs, artifacts and documents. Visit online for a complete list of monuments, buildings and activities.
40 Park Avenue
Hampon, NH 03842
603.929.0781