3S Artspace is a nonprofit alternative arts organization that combines performance space, an art gallery and Block Six restaurant. We’re dedicated to presenting and supporting bold, emerging art and entertainment and cultivating an informal space for the exchange of ideas and creativity. 3S has been years in the making, years of careful planning, collaboration and programming within our community. The idea sprang from the need to provide space for the kind of experiences that shape us all. Our home in downtown Portsmouth is a place for curious minds of all ages and backgrounds to gather, explore, cultivate new perspectives and ideas and fall in love with the experiences of eating, seeing, hearing and making, all under one roof.
The Children’s Museum of NH strives to create meaningful, memorable family learning experiences among exhibits focused on dinosaurs, music, aeronautics, world cultures, and more. The museum also hosts live performances, workshops, and special events.
Discover Portsmouth is the place where you can find all you need to know about cultural Portsmouth. Our staff and volunteers are up to date on the many happenings in the city. We can suggest a new play at a small theater company, where to catch a blockbuster art opening, or which historic house has a great collection of Chinese export porcelain.
We also invite to you watch our short film on the history of Portsmouth, tour our free art exhibits, or browse through our Museum Shop.
Creating and performing intimately scaled original productions that celebrate the culture, history and literature of New England.
PMAC) Portsmouth Music and Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community music and arts school serving the seacoast. Our mission is to build community through the arts by providing all people with the opportunity to achieve their full creative potential, regardless of their age, ability, or economic status. PMAC offers music and fine arts instruction to students starting at age 5 in the form of private instruction, ensembles, art classes, adult education and more! Portsmouth Music and Arts Center is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and the proud home of over 30 music and art educators in the region.
The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra is a 65+ piece orchestra of local professionals, educators, dedicated amateurs and advanced from the greater Seacoast area. The Orchestra presents three concerts each season at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH.
Presenting a full range of entertainment in beautiful Prescott Park. All events, from music theater to music festivals, concerts to kids’ events, are offered free to the general public.
The Seacoast Repertory Theatre is a professional non-profit theater and is committed to contributing to the cultural richness of the Seacoast region through the shared experience of live theatre and the collaboration with community arts organizations. Our inclusive programs are created to empower and inspire the imaginations of each and every member of our community.
Strawbery Banke is about connecting with the past. Visitors to Strawbery Banke have the opportunity to experience and imagine how people lived and worked in this typical American neighborhood throughout four centuries of history. Through its restored houses, its featured exhibits, its historic landscapes and gardens, and its interpretive programs, Strawbery Banke tells the stories of the many generations who settled in the Portsmouth, NH, community from the late l7th to the mid-20th century.
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, designated an American Treasure for the Arts by the US Senate, 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.