Rochester Opera House
31 Wakefield Street | Rochester, NH | 03867
Open: M/W/F (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: M-Th (1-6pm) Fri (12-5pm)
The Rochester Performance & Arts Center (RPAC) is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, New Hampshire. Opened in 2017, and just around the block from the historic Rochester Opera House, RPAC is an intimate venue offering affordable entertainment, educational programming, and event spaces for private parties and community gatherings.
RPAC combines a versatile recital hall with 150 seats, rehearsal and practice studios, costume and scenic workshops, and a premier art gallery for emerging and seasoned artists alike. RPAC offers a wide variety of affordable lessons and classes based in art, dance, music, theatre, and more.