Theater and Arts

More widely known for its attractions and natural wonders than its artistic offerings, the White Mountains region nevertheless boasts an impressive array of theater and performance options.

In Tamworth, The Barnstormers Theater, (the longest running summer stock theater in the country), has been entertaining visitors for more than 75 years, while over in North Conway, you can catch theatrical performances at the Mt. Washington Valley Theatre Company in the historic Eastern Slope Playhouse. In addition, M&D Productions produces a variety of shows throughout the year.

In Lincoln, visit Jeans Playhouse, which produces summer professional theatrical productions, touring childrens' theater, community shows, and musical events, throughout the year. In Whitefield, at the northernmost tip of the White Mountains, is the Weathervane Theatre, where you will see classic Broadway worthy productions, set amidst stunning natural beauty.

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North Country Chamber Players

"White Mountains Music Festival" July-August. Join us for six weeks of music with two outstanding Chamber Music Repertoire concerts each week. For programs and venues visit: northcountrychamberplayers.org.

New Hampshire Highland Games & Festival

Come to Loon Mountain Resort and discover Scotland - no passport required. Be part of this 3-day celebration of Scottish music, food and drink, athletics, dance, heritage and more! Fun activities for all ages. Children 14 and under admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult.

Jean's Playhouse at the North Country Center for the Arts

Open Memorial Day Weekend through the end of December, the award-winning Playhouse presents Broadway-style musicals, plays, and fairytale theatre in the Summers; Comedians, Cover Bands, Films and more in the Fall & Spring. Check out our website for special events, general discounts, and even special deals for NH Residents!

Weathervane Theatre

Award-winning professional theatre in New Hampshire’s White Mountains since 1966. One of the only alternating repertory theatres of its kind, Weathervane presents seven Broadway-style productions in eight weeks over the summer and three shows in five weeks throughout the fall. See a different show almost every night! Additional programming includes the Patchwork Players featuring family-friendly children’s theatre every Friday in July and August at 11 AM as well as Windsock Camp - an intensive youth theatre day camp. Visit weathervanetheatre.org or call 603-837-9322 for tickets and more information. Summer Season: July 3 - August 29, 2020 Performances Monday - Saturday at 7:30 PM. Additional 2 PM performances on Thursdays and Saturdays. Featured titles: Kinky Boots Green Day’s American Idiot Amadeus Buyer & Cellar Disaster! Plus 2 more hot Broadway titles to be announced! Fall Season: September 5 - October 11, 2020 Performances Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 PM with select 2 PM performances on Saturdays and Sundays. Featured titles: Little Shop of Horrors The World Goes’ Round Plus 1 hot Broadway title to be announced! About the Weathervane: The Weathervane Theatre was founded in 1965 by Gibbs Murray and the late Tom Haas and is under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini. For over half a century, it has presented high quality professional productions of plays and musicals. Recognized as a nationwide historical institution, notable Weathervane alumni include Elizabeth Stanley, Tally Sessions, four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn and recent Tony Award Winner Ari’el Stachel.

Colonial Theatre

The home of arts, film, music and culture in the White Mountains. The 300-seat theater offers state-of-the-art digital projection and surround sound for independent and world cinema, and hosts Grammy award-winning performing artists and family entertainment from May through October—all without losing the intimate charm of a vintage summer theater.

Barnstormers Theatre

Located in the scenic village of Tamworth, the Barnstormers is one of the longest-running professional summer theaters in the country. Today, it is one of three Equity theatres in New Hampshire and provides the region with brilliant summer theatre.

The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center

Experience a big show in an intimate venue! GRAMMY winners, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, world renowned comedians, extraordinary cinema and more. Enjoy a night out with the option of dinner and a show!