Grab your friends, cue the live music, and get those toes a tappin’—the Seacoast’s entertainment scene is back and more dazzling than ever! Comedy shows? Outdoor movies? Broadway-level theatre? Southern Maine and coastal New Hampshire has it all!
Meet some local venues we adore…
THE LEAVITT THEATRE | OGUNQUIT, MAINE
For the past 97 years, the Leavitt Theatre has opened its doors to Ogunquit, Maine each summer to provide a place of community, entertainment, and support for the performing arts. The Leavitt Theatre team works hard to continue to maintain its legacy while moving on to new ventures, including the development of a thriving cocktail lounge, nightly live entertainment, free movies, silent films, live music, comedy shows, and fine food options!
THE MUSIC HALL | PORTSMOUTH, NH
The Music Hall is a performing arts center that inspires, educates, and connects through the power of exceptional live performances and on-screen programming in extraordinary settings, igniting creativity, purpose, and community.
BOWL-O-RAMA | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Bowl-O-Rama is the state of the art Seacoast social entertainment destination featuring 22 lanes of candlepin bowling (with bumpers for the kids), cosmic bowling, interactive games, restaurant & bar, arcade, birthday parties, corporate events, and much more! Their all new full-service restaurant, Shenanigans at Bowl-O-Rama, serves craft beers & cocktails plus a full menu of freshly prepared, elevated pub fare, with local ingredients, in a social atmosphere. Newly renovated and family owned and operated since 1956!
Pontine Theatre | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Pontine Theatre is a small theatre that uses puppets, mime, and stagecraft to convey visions of New England stories and literature to modern audiences.
The Dance Hall | KITTERY, MAINE
The Dance Hall is a nonprofit venue with a mission to inspire and engage people of all ages to experience the joy of intimate and diverse music, movement, and dance through performances, workshops, and classes. Until we can hit the maplewood dance floor at this Kittery Foreside gathering spot, we can dance outside during The Dance Hall’s outdoor summer concert series!
The Press Room | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Come as you are to The Press Room, a locally owned Portsmouth staple since 1976! There are many ways to enjoy this unique downtown entertainment venue—relax with a cocktail or craft beer outside on the porch, grab a burger and rub shoulders with locals in the downstairs pub, or catch a show on the 2nd floor music venue.
VINEGAR HILL MUSIC THEATRE | ARUNDEL, MAINE
Vinegar Hill Music Theatre offers an array of live entertainment—including drive-up movies, musical performances, and comedy shows—in a beautiful, intimate setting at a barn in Arundel, Maine. Enjoy the garden bar and lively scene at this vibrant local destination.
The Word Barn | EXETER, NH
Ben is a music fanatic and promoter. Sarah is a poet and teacher. Together, they organize and host a variety of events and workshops in their intimate and inspiring barn located in rural Exeter, New Hampshire. The Word Barn was created to promote the sharing and cultivation of the arts in an open and welcoming setting, so check out the schedule of events and join in the endless fun!
Star Theatre | KITTERY, MAINE
A wonderful facility providing entertainment, recreational and educational programming for the town of Kittery, Maine, the Kittery Community Center—home to the STAR Theatre, is a welcoming venue offering a variety of performances! Browse the schedule to see the upcoming summer concerts!
OGUNQUIT Playhouse | OGUNQUIT, MAINE
The Ogunquit Playhouse has been the crown jewel of Maine’s southern Seacoast for 89 years, creating world-class regional theatre experiences. Visit the Ogunquit Playhouse this season to enjoy musicals and patio cabaret performances!
3S Artspace | PORTSMOUTH, NH
3S Artspace is a nonprofit contemporary arts organization that combines a flexible space for live music and performances, along with a large contemporary art gallery. Be sure to check out their “Loading Dock” concert series that takes place outside every summer!
Prescott Park Arts Festival | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Prescott Park Arts Festival presents a summer full of admission-free concerts, musical theatre, festivals, dance, art, kids events and more in the beautiful, waterfront Prescott Park, in downtown Portsmouth!