Sense of Welcome
Just a quick note of appreciation to you and all the ROH volunteers for your wonderful help with Poetry Out Loud. It was such a privelege to use your venue, and the sense of welcome and support we experienced from your staff and volunteers was an additional and unexpected treat. Thanks so much.
~ Hope Jordan,
Poetry Out Loud Coordinator, NH 

I was invited to speak on behalf of the Holy Rosary Credit the Rochester Opera House. I do these seminars all over the country. I was blown away by...this historic building. I was awe struck at the history beneath my feet. The care that has been taken to preserve the uniqueness of this building as well as the friendliness of staff
was nothing short of phenomenal. Thank you Rochester for giving me a piece of your history.
~ Melissa Hunt,
Vice President Business Development for Credit Union Student Choice

Rent the Rochester Opera House

Raise the curtains on your special event at our historic theatre.
The doors of the Rochester Opera House are open for you to stage your next important event. This century old theatre is a unique venue offering numerous possibilities to entertain your audience, guests, clients or friends in memorable fashion.


Available Facilities:
In addition to the beauty of this historic theatre the Rochester Opera House offers: sound, lighting, catering access, two bathrooms with showers, service elevator, two backstage dressing rooms, handicap accessibility and ample parking. Level floor for tables & chairs accommodates seating for up to 200 plus additional balcony seating. Raised floor (orchestra seating) accommodates 700.

Variety Shows, Concerts, Recitals, Theatre, Fundraising Events:
Stage your next production at this unique venue with near-perfect acoustics, horseshoe balcony and grand proscenium. Your audience will not soon forget the experience of enjoying a show in the living-room feel of this cozy concert hall.

Parties and Social Functions:
Enjoy your next party club function or social event at the Rochester Opera House. Seat up to 200 guests comfortably at tables & chairs on the level first floor, and still have plenty of room for dancing. Use the stage to make that important speech or to set up you band or DJ. This theatre offers an excellent space for all types of functions, celebrations and parties.

Corporate Trade Shows, Conventions, Seminars:
The near-perfect acoustics, horseshoe balcony, seating for 700 and climate control system make the Rochester Opera House the ideal location for your next trade show, convention or seminar. Demonstrate a new product line or speak on stage and be guaranteed that everyone in the audience will hear and see you. Take advantage of theatre light and sound to enhance your presentation. Offer your clients/customers/guests a memorable place to meet

Specialty Shows
Rochester Opera House is a large but intimate space to showcase you bridal or specialty fashions. Use the backstage dressing rooms to have models ready to appear on stage. Seat guests at tables on the first floor and in the balcony to view the show. The theatre is a great venue to showcase all types of specialty products. Display your crafts, quilts, antiques and other products in the auditorium and on stage.

Additional Information:
Call the ROH business office at (603) 332-2211 or E-mail

Access to the Rochester Opera House:
Rochester Opera House, located in City Hall at 31 Wakefield Street in downtown Rochester, NH is easily accessed by Interstate 95 to the Spaulding Turnpike from Boston and Portland, Route 101 from Manchester, Route 202 from Concord and Route 16 from the North Country. Skyhaven Airport is located in Rochester and Manchester International Airport is a short drive away.


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SUMMER HOURS: Wed & Fri Noon-5pm
BOX OFFICE: (603) 335-1992 
Rochester Opera House
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