NH Performance Theaters: North Country Summer Theaters.

UpState NH Performance Theaters.


NH North Country Theater

Music & Theater in NH's North County is a generations old tradition. Some venues are seasonal, some are merely 'calm' during the cold months (heating and weather event cancellations, and low population make costs unrealistic for several venues.) Many facilities offer a mix of movies, shows and concerts just to balance the budget. All are striving to be the best they can be with dollars in short supply.

Venues are listed alphabetically by town.

Predominately Live Music Venues

Berlin: St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts     752-1028
155 Emery Street, Berlin

The Center was established in 2000 following the closing of St. Kieran Catholic Church. The facility is quite lovely, and hosts a diverse handful of events each month.

Colebrook: Tillotson Center     237-8576
14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook

Looking at the Tillotson Center today with its art gallery, Historical Society annex, and 171-seat theater, it is difficult to believe that this unique building began as a horse stable, but 'tis true. Today the facility offers an active schedule of predominately live music but some movies, commercial and other events.

Predominately Live Theater Players & Venues

Holderness: Little Church Theater     968-2250
40 Route 113, Holderness

Originally a Catholic Chapel, this venue and production company offers several shows throughout the year for a variety of tastes. With only a 184 seats, make sure to purchase tickets early.  [July & August]

Lebanon: North Country Community Theatre     745-2141
P.O. Box 462, Lebanon

Offering a diverse line-up of performances, this venue offers many concerts, but also quality theater performances, especially musicals.

Lincoln: Jean's Playhouse     745-2141
34 Papermill Drive, Lincoln

Open year 'round and offering music, entertainment and theater, summers are Jean's forte. The offerings are eclectic, the quality is outstanding making this venue a good choice for any palate.

Littleton: Upstage Players     (None Listed)
2 Union Street, Littleton

With a handful of performances at the Littleton Opera House annually, the Upstage Players offer live performances all year 'round.

North Conway: Arts in Motion Theater Company     356.0110
2760 Main St. (White Mountain Highway), North Conway

With performances held at the Eastern Slope Inn Playhouse, the Arts in Motion Theater Company does around a half-dozen quality productions each year.

North Conway: M & D Playhouse     733.5275
1857 White Mountain Highway, North Conway

Starting in 1999, year 'round this community-based theater became a reality and has since won over a dozen NH Theatre Awards. Quite active, they offer six "Main Stage" plays, several smaller Studio Shows, and nearly 120 performances, readings, and other events every year.

Sandwich: Advice To The Players     284-7115
PO Box 38, Center Sandwich

Playing at various venues including the Sandwich Fairgrounds Stage, Sandwich Town Hall Theatre, and Your Theatre at M&D Productions, Advice To The Players' specialty is Shakespeare: they continue to mount two full-scale productions in the summer and winter, as well as additional "second-stage" offerings during the summer season. They also offer classes, camps, and workshops throughout the year.

Tamworth: The Barnstormers Theatre     323-8500
104 Main Street, Tamworth

Since 1931 the Barnstormers Theatre has been offer the north country professional summer theater. During June, July and August, the Barnstormers feature gems of American and British theatre including musicals, an Agatha Christie or similar suspense/mystery, as well as a modern drama. Humor is liberally included.

Whitefield: The Weathervane Theatre     837-9322
199 Mountain View Road, Whitefield

Founded in 1966, this theater company offers around ten or so different productions during the summer season (July thru early September). Offerings are heavily punctuated with familiar titles: Mama Mia!, To Kill A Mockingbird, Driving Miss Daisy, The King & I, etc.

Occasional Productions

Lebanon: North Country Community Theatre     788-4827
Plays at the Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon

Lancaster: Colonel Town Players     788-4827
25 Main Street, Lancaster (Town Hall)

Wolfeboro: Kingswood Children's Summer Theatre     630-7952

Wolfeboro: The Village Players     569-9656

Occasional Event Theater Venues

Bethlehem: Colonial Theater     444-5907
Main Street, Bethlehem

Hanover: Nugget Theaters     643-2769
57 South Main Street, Hanover

Lancaster: Colonel Town Players of Lancaster     788-4827
80 Main Street, Lancaster

Lancaster: Rialto Theatre     684-1121
80 Main Street, Lancaster

Plymouth: Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center    536-2551
39 S. Main St, Plymouth

Nearby Venues

Meredith: Interlakes Summer Theatre     707-6035
1 Laker Lane, Meredith

Meredith: The Winnipesaukee Playhouse     279-0333
50 Reservoir Road, Meredith

Support your Local Music & Theater Production

There are few things better than seeing a drama or comedy unfold with live actors, and enjoying other people's reaction. The magic of escaping into an alternate reality, and emerging into a warm summer evening, especially if the experience is shared.


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  Tax Changes for Individuals   (3/19)
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  Climate Change & Ski Industry   (3/22)
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  April Verch   (3/23)
  Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio   (3/23)
  Tom Petty Tribute   (3/23)
  Community Contra Dance   (3/24)
  Nashville Celts   (3/24)
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  Why Do Animals Do That?   (3/24)
  Matt Haimovitz   (3/28)
  Al Jardine   (3/29)
  All New England Jazz Festival   (3/29)
  Giselle   (3/30 & 31)
  Cosí Fan Tutte   (3/31 & 4/1)
  Squirrel Nut Zippers   (3/31)
  Hot Tuna   (3/31)
  Dido and Aeneas   (4/3)
  Silk Road Ensemble   (4/5)
  The Grateful Ball   (4/6)
  War and Peace   (4/6 & 7)
  Fred Marple   (4/7)
  Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes  (4/7)
  Piano Master Class   (4/8)
  Sally Pinkas   (4/10)
  Fine Arts Exhibit   (4/10)
  A Dream Play   (4/12-15)
  Daymé Arocena   (4/12)
  Climbing, & Conservation   (4/13)
  Jake Shimabukuro   (4/13)
  Tommy Emmanuel CGP  (4/13)
  Luisa Miller   (4/14-15)
  Artimus Pyle Band   (4/14)
  Swing North Big Band   (4/14)
  Celia Chen   (4/17)
  Heifetz on Tour   (4/18)
  Anthony Hudson   (4/19)
  The Pillowman   (4/19-29)
  PSU Playwrights' Showcase   (4/19-21)
  Carbon Leaf   (4/20)
  Leslie Odom, Jr.   (4/20)
  Ukulele Orchestra   (4/20)
  Murder Mystery Weekend   (4/20-22)
  Devon Allman Project   (4/21)
  Mountains to the Sea   (4/22)
  The Shape of Water   (4/23)
  Downsizing   (4/24)
  La Bohème   (4/24 & 25)
  Inon Barnatan   (4/25)
  Barbara Edelman   (4/26)
  Dance Ensemble & Choir   (4/27 & 28)
  Land of Trash  (4/27)
  Cendrillon   (4/28-29)
  Cold Chocolate   (4/28)
  Dartmouth Gospel Choir   (4/28)
  Leo Kottke   (4/28)
  New Repertory Theatre   (4/28)

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