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Find Some Culture with These Events in Portsmouth

Portsmouth has so much going on for a city of its size—from shopping and live music to amazing restaurants and an incredible craft beer scene, you'll find it all in Portsmouth. When you're visiting our boutique Portsmouth hotels, we recommend visiting these local event spaces for some cultural enrichment. Hosting author events, live music acts, plays, and art shows, these three venues are sure to have a packed calendar of events in Portsmouth during your visit.

The Music Hall | 28 Chestnut St, Portsmouth | (603) 436-2400

This historic theater is one of the area's premier venues, with a variety of performances including theater, films, and author readings in addition to live music. National acts like Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin have played at the Music Hall, so don't miss your chance to see some big names in an intimate venue. Events in Portsmouth happen every six to seven nights a week at this space, so you're sure to find something intriguing when you visit.

Portsmouth Book + Bar | 40 Pleasant St, Portsmouth | (603) 427-9197

We love this bookstore, bar, and café for bringing some of our favorite things together. Shop the store with a beer in hand, or enjoy a light lunch or dinner. At night, events ranging from live music and author signings to film screenings and even a vinyl records spinning make this event space in Portsmouth the place to be. Check the bookstore's busy events calendar to see what's happening during your stay.

3S Artspace | 319 Vaughan St, Portsmouth | (603) 766-3330

This nonprofit arts space is home to a wide variety of events, from artist show and talks to live music and fashion nights. With inexpensive tickets, this venue is accessible for those looking to try something new. 3S Artspace is our favorite space to mingle with the locals and hear about the creative directions the Portsmouth arts community is headed. Many of the unique events truly can't be categorized, so take a chance on whatever's going on at this event space in Portsmouth.