Our theater tradition is strong in New Hampshire. Dramas, musicals, comedies, and operas unfold on indoor and outdoor stages throughout New Hampshire, particularly in the summer months. The Barnstormers, founded in Tamworth, New Hampshire, in 1931, is the world's last theater to sustain the tradition of staging eight different plays in eight weeks during its summer run.

When you purchase tickets to a show before your trip, you'll have a magical afternoon or evening of live entertainment to anticipate. New Hampshire is also an ideal place to introduce children to the immersive world of the theater.

Our Event Calendar lists productions you won't want to miss, and this theater guide will help you check what's on stage at venues statewide.