NH North Country Theater
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 make costs unrealistic
for most 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 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.
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: Rialto Theatre 684-1121
80 Main Street, Lancaster
Plymouth: Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center 536-2551
39 S. Main St, Plymouth
Meredith: Interlakes Summer Theatre 707-6035
1 Laker Lane, Meredith
Meredith: The Winnipesaukee Playhouse 279-0333
50 Reservoir Road, Meredith
Support your Local 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.