New Hampshire's rugged beauty and independent spirit have inspired painters, poets, sculptors, screenwriters, musicians, and thespians for hundreds of years. The visual and performing arts thrive today in New Hampshire communities large and small, and our entertainment calendar is as varied as our landscape.

Support homegrown New Hampshire talent at an intimate venue, or see nationally known acts on our larger stages. View works by local artists and craftspeople at galleries, shops, and fairs, or marvel at masterpieces of American and European art. We'll help you plan your artistic journey with this guide to the New Hampshire arts-and-entertainment scene:

Music. From coffeehouse jams to arena concerts, New Hampshire has live music on tap every night of the week.

Galleries. Step into an art gallery, and leave with treasures for your home or inspiration to create your own.

Museums. You'll be surprised by the caliber of our museum collections of art, artifacts, and Americana.

Theater. New Hampshire is synonymous with summer-stock theater, and our stages are graced with memorable productions year-round.

Film. Yes, New Hampshire has starred on screen, and we're also home to classic and high-tech theaters, where cinema is truly an experience.