Arts Museums & Parks

Rye Beach NH is centrally located in NH as well as Maine and Massachusetts. You will find a wide array of Arts, Theaters, Playhouses, Museums and Live Music – Concert Series all within a short driving distance from Rye. Visit one of our other neighboring town web sites which are located within minutes of Rye Beach at HamptonBeach.com or PortsmouthNHInfo.com.

SEACOAST REPERTORY THEATER
125 Bow St., Portsmouth, NH; 603-433-4793
Box office: 603-433-4472 Or 800-639-7650
Seacoast Repertory Theater presents nine main stage 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.

LEDDY CENTER
131-133 Main St., Epping, NH; 603-679-ART-1
Recently honored for overall excellence by the New Hampshire Theater Awards, the Leddy Center and its talented company promise another exciting season in 2004. Upcoming shows include Snoopy (Aug. 5-15) Annie (Oct. 30-Nov. 21) and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (Dec. 9-19). Call for show times.

THE MUSIC HALL
28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, NH
Box Office: 603-436-2400, 24-Hour Film Line: 603-436-9900

OGUNQUIT PLAYHO– USE

10 U.S. 1, Ogunquit, ME
207-646-2402, Box Office: 207-646-5511
Ogunquit’s Playhouse’s 72nd season will include performances of Cats, Late Night Catechism and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Call or visit the website for show times.

THE BELL CENTER FOR THE ARTS
47 Fourth St., Dover, NH 03820
A Music and Arts Education Center offering individual and group instruction in Music, Voice, Art and Theater Arts. The Bell Center Stage offers Youth Theater, Opera, Community and Professional Theatrical productions year round. Visit www.bellcenter.org or call 603.742.2355 for current production schedule.

PORTLAND BALLET
The Maine Dance Center
517 Forest Ste., Ste 2, Portland, ME; 207-772-9671
Under the direction of Eugenia L. O’Brien, the Portland Ballet has presented full-length classics and contemporary works to Portland area audiences since 1985. Beloved performances of The Victorian Nutcracker take the stage at Merrill Auditorium (20 Myrtle St., Portland) each December. Other performances are held in both Portland and Ogunquit; call for more information.

COCHECHO ART FESTIVAL
Cochecho Falls Courtyard
Central Ave., Dover, NH; 603-742-2218
Chamber Event Line: 603-742-6769
A great time to visit Dover is during July and August when arts of all forms take the stage at the Cochecho Arts Festival. You’ll find children’s theater performances, local and national entertainers, storytellers, musicians, magicians and much more on Tuesday mornings, Thursday afternoons and Friday evenings. Visit us online for a schedule of events.

ROCHESTER OPERA HO– USE
31 Wakefield St., Rochester, NH
Box office: 603-335-1992, Business Office: 603-332-2211
Designed in 1906 by architect George Gilman Adams, the Rochester Opera House features a moveable floor that can accommodate an array of performances. During the MainStage, Arts & Education series, visitors can see great shows by local and touring performing arts groups.

New Hampshire Theatre Project
959 Islington St., Portsmouth, NH; 603-431-6644
New Hampshire Theatre project has recently moved into its new home at the West End Studio Theatre. 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. Call for details.

HACKMATACK PLAYHO– USE
538 Rte 9, Berwick, ME; 207-698-1807
For over 30 years, the Hackmatack Playhouse has performed exciting live performances for all ages, and the 2004 season promises to be no different. Upcoming shows include Grease, Guys and Dolls, Forever Plaid, A Question of Love and Trouble in Tahiti.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Department of Theater and Dance ~ Paul Creative Arts Center
30 College Rd., Durham, NH
Information: 603-862-0093, Tickets: 603-862-2290
University of New Hampshire’s talented students grace the stage in seven shows each season in performances of drama, musical, dance, comedy, and puppetry. Productions are held in Johnson Hennessy Theaters. Call for list of upcoming shows.

THE WARNER HO– USE
150 Daniel St., Portsmouth, NH; 603-436-5909

WENTWORTH GARDNER AND TOBIAS LEAR HO– USES
Mechanic St., Portsmouth, NH; 603-436-4406