Rochester Opera House
31 Wakefield Street | Rochester, NH | 03867
Open: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10-5pm (reduced hours in the summer)
The historic Rochester Opera House, a not-for-profit organization, presents an annual performance season of shows for children, teens, adults, and seniors. Built within City Hall in 1908, this beautifully restored theater is the only remaining theater in the world with a unique mechanism that raises the orchestra floor at an incline for amphitheater seating and levels the floor for dancing.
Our mission is to educate, engage, empower, challenge, and inspire a community of all ages by presenting extraordinary and culturally diverse theatre, performance art, music, dance, and film on the city’s foremost performing arts stage. As we preserve our vibrant historic theater for future generations, we embrace the integration of a broad arts culture in our community. Through the cultivation of new performers, diversity of shows, and innovative arts education programs developed with an “ARTS FOR ALL” philosophy, we bring the incredible power of the arts to the widest possible audience.
Rochester Performance & Arts Center
32 North Main Street | Rochester, NH | 03867
Open: Monday - Friday 1-5pm
The Rochester Performance & Arts Center combines a recital hall, rehearsal and practice studios, costume and scenic workshops, and executive office space for the Rochester Opera House. We offer affordable lessons in music, dance, and theatre; summer theatre camps for kids of all ages and abilities; live performances, theatre shows, and cabaret; and a premier art gallery featuring works by emerging and seasoned artists.
6 Bridge Street | Rochester, NH | 03867
(behind the Rochester District Court)
The Studio is a versatile space that can be used for private event rentals, dance classes, theatre camps, and additional educational programming for students, children, teens, adults, and seniors. The Studio is a comfortable and uniquely supportive environment. We provide a safe community to develop confidence, character, and creativity. The space is also used for rehearsals for Rochester Opera House theatre productions.