Events

Everyman: Broadcast Presentation

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays. Everyman is successful,...

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 6:00pm

Martha Redbone Roots Project

The Garden Of Love – The Songs of William Blake is not the debut album of singer/songwriter/producer/artist Martha Redbone, yet it embodies a sonic rebirth and fuller flowering of her own rootsy...

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 7:00pm

Lauren Rainbow: An Evening With Spirit

Due to popular demand run extended to two nights! Join medium Lauren Rainbow as she brings to you an evening of messages from spirit. This is a wonderful and powerful opportunity to witness our...

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:30pm - Friday, September 18, 2015 - 7:30pm

The Wiggles

The Rock n’ Roll Preschool tour will run from September through November of this year and will feature songs from The Wiggles' new Rock n’ Roll Preschool CD and DVD. This release will top the charts...

Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 1:00pm

NH Food Bank Care to Share

Red Sky MaryRed Sky Mary is a Rock ‘N’ Roll machine. Over the last three years the band has been relentless in its quest to establish itself as a New England musical powerhouse. Red Sky Mary’s fire-...

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 2:00pm

Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle, known for his popular TV series ‘Chappelle’s Show’ and iconic character roles such as Rick James, will take the stage for one live show, September 24 in Concord.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Truck

 Through Bridgman|Packer’s signature integration of live performance and video technology, Truck transforms a 17 foot box truck from something utilitarian into a magical space. Truck’s ever-...

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 6:00pm

Martina McBride

Martina McBride first made the country charts in 1992. Her hit records since then have included such enduring classics as "Wild Angels," "Safe in the Arms of Love," "Wrong Again," "Blessed," "My Baby...

Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 8:00pm

Alan Doyle

Alan Doyle, actor, producer, newly-minted best-selling author, and lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, released his second solo album, So Let’s Go, earlier this...

Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 7:30pm

Junie B.’s Essential Survival Guide to School

Now that Junie B. Jones has been going to school for over one-and-a-half years, who better to write the book on EVERYTHING you need to know? From bus rules to band-aids, carpools to cookies, Junie B...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Concord Chats 44 South Main Street

The story of 44 South Main Street begins with the construction of a home in 1825. That home later became a botanic infirmary before Benjamin A. Kimball bought the building in 1869, expanding the...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:00pm

Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio and David Surette & Susie Burke

Fiddler Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki is joined by fellow New Hampshire natives Matt Jensen on guitar and Chris Noyes on upright bass. Their shows blend traditional Celtic music with their own original...

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 7:30pm

Seth Glier

Singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Seth Glier averages over 250 shows a year.  He’s shared the stage with James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Martin Sexton, Emmylou...

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 8:00pm

Il Trovatore: Broadcast Presentation

Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display in her next new role at the Met—Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour....

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 1:00pm

Kevin James

Kevin James, producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Zookeeper and the recently released feature films Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and Pixels.James began his career as a...

Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

A Salute To Glenn Miller

As a special tribute to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and a heartfelt acknowledgement to “The Greatest Generation,” The Capital Jazz Orchestra will perform the music of the...

Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 4:00pm

The Beaux’ Stratagem: Broadcast Presentation

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 6:00pm

Voices of the (603)

From the lush chords of barbershop harmony to the classic sound of traditional a cappella music & from the rocking sounds of contemporary a cappella to the tight jazz singing, you are in for a...

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

Youdhi Maharajan

Youdhi Maharajan is a visual artist from Nepal, currently based in Henniker, NH, who engages in algorithmic and autopoeitic process, which self creates the work and continually perpetuates. It is...

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 7:30pm

Loreena McKennitt

Loreena McKennitt is well known as a composer and singer. In a recording career spanning more than three decades, Ms. McKennitt’s ‘eclectic Celtic’ music has received critical acclaim world-wide, and...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 7:30pm

Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream: Broadcast Presentation

Julie Taymor, Tony Award winner for direction of The Lion King, is an artist internationally acclaimed for her bold and original imagination. For our inaugural production, she stages Shakespeare’s...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 6:00pm

Lisa Lampanelli

Lisa Lampanelli is bringing her outrageous, raunchy Leaner Meaner Tour to New Hampshire!   Comedy’s lovable Queen of Mean is an equal opportunity offender who pulls no punches with her...

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 8:00pm

Verdi's Otello: Broadcast Presentation

Verdi’s masterful Otello matches Shakespeare’s play in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the...

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 1:00pm

Giselle: Broadcast Presentation

The young peasant girl Giselle dies when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her.  Against her own will, she joins the Wilis, vengeful spirits who now turn against Albrecht...

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

An Evening of Entertainment with Loretta LaRoche

Loretta LaRoche has helped millions of people deal with everyday stress. With her irreverent humor and an innate sense of the absurd, she helps people see how needlessly complex and stressful our...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 7:00pm

Jamantics Reunion

Feeding on the good vibes of a loyal and enthusiastic fanbase, JamAntics exploded onto the New England music scene in early 2009 spreading their energetic funky rock jams to all corners of the...

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 8:00pm

The Complete Band on the Run with Denny Laine and Peter Asher

Denny Laine (Moody Blues and Wings) is joined by special guest and emcee Peter Asher (Peter & Gordon) for a special performance of Band on the Run, complete and unabridged! Within a year of its...

Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 7:30pm

MAMMA MIA!

A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Over 50 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story, and the music...

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 7:30pm - Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 7:30pm

Wagner’s Tannhäuser: Broadcast Presentation

James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today’s leading Wagnerian tenor Johan Botha takes on the daunting title role, opposite...

Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 12:00pm

Symphony New Hampshire

Symphony NH Music Director Jonathan McPhee leads the orchestra in a program that will show how music  paints pictures of character, emotion, story, time and place.  The concert starts with...

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy have created a new show to bring their fans the next chapter in their musical and personal journey. For the first time on stage, they’ll feature their children...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 7:30pm

The Price Is Right Live™

Come on Down to Win The Price Is Right Live™ is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” to win.  Prizes may include appliances, vacations and...

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7:30pm

Macbeth

“Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under’t.” For centuries, Shakespeare’s play has beguiled, intimidated, and in some cases killed the actors who dared to take it on. Shakespeare’s...

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 10:00am

Macbeth

Theatre KAPOW’s award-winning production of Macbeth comes to the Capitol Center for one night only.  For centuries, Shakespeare’s play has beguiled, intimidated, and in some cases killed the...

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 8:00pm

13th Annual Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Awards Featuring Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s “Hardball”

This event celebrates the First Amendment and a New Hampshire individual or organization nominated by the public for going above and beyond in 2015 in exemplifying First Amendment freedoms. This...

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 7:00pm

Bob Marley

Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late- night...

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Gordon Lightfoot

After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some...

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 8:00pm

Click, Clack, Moo

When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declares the farm a “tech-free zone.” He confiscates her laptop, putting it in the cold barn along with the shivering cows who use her...

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

ArtsPower’s enchanting musical, based on E.L. Konigsburg’s Newbery Medal-winning classic, follows Claudia Kincaid and her brother Jamie up the stone steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and right...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 10:00am

Hamlet: Broadcast Presentation

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Secret Life of Bees

In this New York Times bestseller set during the Civil Rights Movement, a young girl’s search for the truth about her mother leads her to three beekeeping sisters and the discovery of the real...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 10:00am

Colin Hay

Colin Hay is familiar to millions as the frontman, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can it Be Now?”). Hay is justifiably proud of his place in pop...

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 8:00pm

Lulu: Broadcast Presentation

Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. Musically, the masterful score...

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 12:30pm

Dark Star Orchestra

Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive...

Monday, November 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

Dueling Pianos

One night only! A high energy, interactive, and all-request rock and roll event. From Bon Jovi to Billy Joel, you make the requests and you sing along - lots of music, and lots of laughs in one of...

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 8:00pm - Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 8:00pm

Wizards of Winter

Featuring some of the mid-Atlantic’s finest rock and progressive musicians, The Wizards of Winter reprise a few of the greatest hits of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Christmas and Classical...

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 7:30pm

An Epic Christmas Naughty or Nice

This Christmas, find out what it takes to get on Santa’s nice list. Celebrate with an exciting cast of characters as they struggle to find a way off the naughty list and into the spirit of Christmas...

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

Matisyahu

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of his breakthrough album, Live at Stubb’s, Matisyahu has taken a new look at the music that first made his reputation in Live at Stubb’s III: A 10-Year Journey...

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 7:30pm

Slam in the Schools! with Mayhem Poets

A trio of super-cool self expression specialists bring poetry alive by speaking directly to the concerns of middle school students! A favorite of teachers and students alike, Mayhem Poets use hip-hop...

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 10:00am

Rocking Horse Christmas

Following the success of an Emmy-nominated television program and a sold-out show in 2014, The Rocking Horse Christmas show returns to the Capitol Center for the Arts in 2015. Join Rocking Horse...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas features over one hundred talented performers from across New Hampshire and includes students of Eastern Ballet Institute, Concord Community Music School’s Purple Finches...

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 7:00pm - Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 2:00pm

The Magic Flute: Broadcast Presentation

This was the groundbreaking broadcast that launched the Met’s heralded Live in HD series, seen by opera lovers in movie theaters around the world. Adults and children alike were enchanted by the...

Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 2:00pm

A Carmen Bradford Christmas

With performances on 4 Grammy Award-winning albums, sold out concerts the world over, and sixteen recordings, Carmen Bradford is considered to be one of the greatest jazz vocalists alive today....

Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 4:00pm

Canadian Brass

In its 43rd season, the game-changing Canadian Brass has performed in virtually every major concert hall in the world, been seen by hundreds of millions of people on television, sold 2 million of its...

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 7:30pm

Peppa Pig's Big Splash

More fun than a muddy puddle! Peppa Pig, star of the top-rated TV series airing daily on Nick Jr., is hitting the road for her first-ever U.S. theatrical tour, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash! By...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 6:00pm

Buzz Ball

This holiday tradition is moving to the Capitol Center for the Arts for its 5th anniversary! Join GREG AND THE MORNING BUZZ, your hosts for the evening, and their crazy friends for this wonderful...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

Kenny Rogers Christmas and Hits

Known for his instantly identifiable raspy vocals and an extraordinary ability to vividly inhabit each song he performs, Kenny Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly...

Sunday, December 20, 2015 - 7:30pm

Jane Eyre: Broadcast Presentation

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 6:00pm

Mummenschanz

Mummenschanz, the Swiss mask theatre troupe, is celebrating over 40 years in the entertainment industry. With worldwide tours under its belt, Mummenschanz has revolutionized theatre using mime,...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 7:00pm

Bill Blagg’s The Science of Magic

The Science of Magic takes students on a rare, never-before-seen journey “behind the scenes” of the magic world. Students will discover firsthand how magicians use science to create the impossible!...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 10:00am

Get the Led Out

From the bombastic and epic to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out has captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the big concert stage. The Philadelphia-based...

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 8:00pm

Les Pêcheurs de Perles: Broadcast Presentation

Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years. Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Leïla, the beautiful Hindu priestess pursued by...

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 1:00pm

Ragtime

AT THE DAWN OF A NEW CENTURY, everything is changing…and anything is possible.  Ragtime returns to the road in an all-new touring production directed & choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 7:30pm

14th Annual New Hampshire Theatre Awards

Experience the best of an entire year of theatre in one glorious night when the New Hampshire Theatre Awards comes to the Capitol City. The NHTA, now in its 14th year, is a passionate celebration of...

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 7:00pm

Turandot: Broadcast Presentation

Nina Stemme, one of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China. Tenor Marco Berti is Calàf, the brave prince who sings “Nessun dorma” and...

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 6:00pm

Romeo and Juliet

“Full of enchantment!” – The New York Times Founded by legendary dancer and former principal dancer of  the Bolshoi Ballet, Maya Plisetskaya, The State Ballet Theatre of Russia - now under the...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 7:00pm

Adelaide Tyrol

Adelaide Tyrol lives in Vermont  and is a fine artist whose paintings have been displayed in numerous shows, galleries and museums. She has studied at the Art Students League, The Parsons School...

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 7:30pm

Rhapsody in Black

Written and performed by LeLand Gantt and developed at NYC’s Actors Studio by Estelle Parsons, Rhapsody in Black is a one man show that explores LeLand’s personal journey to understand and eventually...

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 10:00am

Rhapsody in Black

Written and performed by LeLand Gantt and developed at NYC’s Actors Studio by Estelle Parsons, Rhapsody in Black is a one man show that explores LeLand’s personal journey to understand and eventually...

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:00pm

The Capitol Steps

Join CATCH Neighborhood Housing for a hilarious evening of electoral mockery, scandal skewering, and buffoon lampooning with the Capitol Steps’ musical political satire.    “No matter who...

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 8:00pm

Headliners Comedy Club: Dave Russo

Dave Russo has made himself a reputation of being one of the country’s most versatile and entertaining comics working today! He has performed at over 200 colleges and top venues across the country...

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 8:00pm

Frindle

Nicholas Allen has plenty of ideas, most of them mischievous. Unfortunately, his new teacher, who has X-ray vision, is wise to his ways. To make matters worse, she’s also a fanatic about the...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Pink Floyd Experience

Without question, Pink Floyd remains one of the most successful and influential rock bands of all time. Syd Barrett’s troubled genius, Roger Waters conceptual mastermind, and David Gilmour’s soaring...

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:30pm

Manon Lescaut: Broadcast Presentation

The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in Puccini’s obsessive love story. Opolais sings the title role of the country girl who transforms herself...

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 6:00pm

Lily's Crossing

Lily has planned a spectacular summer at Rockaway Beach at her family’s cozy house on the Atlantic Ocean. However by the summer of 1944, World War II has changed almost everyone’s lives. Based on...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 10:00am

Ladybug Girl & Bumblebee Boy

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy celebrates the power of imagination and promotes a sense of adventure and exploration of the world around you. Inspired by the New York Times Top 10 best-selling...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 10:00am

A Love Letter to Lena Horne

Acclaimed vocal artist Clairdee’s soulfully alluring style and rich vocal timbre reveal roots in the gospel church. She has an intimate, vulnerable, and gentle way with a ballad, yet can swing or...

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 7:30pm

As You Like It: Broadcast Presentation

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.With her father the...

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 6:00pm

Spartacus: Broadcast Presentation

In ancient Rome, Spartacus, a Thracian king, is turned captive by Crassus with his wife Phrygia. Forced to  fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends, Spartacus plots an unprecedented...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 6:00pm

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The legendary sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, takes the stage in this witty, fast paced production by the acclaimed Aquila Theatre. The clever Holmes skillfully maneuvers the twisted web of London's most...

Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 7:30pm

Dancing in the Streets

Join the original and the best celebration of Motown’s Greatest Hits with the spectacular, critically acclaimed Dancing it the Streets.Experience the energy and electricity of the motor city in a...

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 7:30pm - Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 7:30pm

Madama Butterfly: Broadcast Presentation

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and...

Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 1:00pm

Juston McKinney

New Hampshire’s Juston McKinney returns with lots of new material!! When NH magazine named him ‘Best of NH’ they wrote, “The Granite State may have more famous comedians than you can shake a stick...

Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 8:00pm

David Sedaris

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 7:30pm

Chick Corea & Bela Fleck Duet

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders meet in a historic duet of piano and banjo. The Grammy-winning duet will combine Corea and Fleck’s most recognizable...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 7:30pm

LUMA: Art in Darkness

LUMA plunges the audience into a darkened space where a tapestry of illuminated illusions fills the stage. With high and low technology, the work of shadowed performers utilizes brilliant images of...

Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 7:30pm

Esy Casey and Sarah Friedland

Esy Casey is a Filipino American filmmaker. Her cinematography work can be seen in May on PBS on the upcoming films BORN TO FLY on Independent Lens (2014, with DPs Albert Maysles and Kirsten Johnson...

Friday, April 15, 2016 - 7:30pm

Roberto Devereux: Broadcast Presentation

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills—and not...

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 6:00pm

Don Quixote: Broadcast Presentation

Cervantes’ eccentric hero Don Quixote leaves on a journey full of adventures with his loyal squire Sancho Panza in search of his perfect woman. On the way he meets Kitri, the dazzling daughter of an...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 6:00pm

Elektra: Broadcast Presentation

The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his...

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 1:00pm

Amber Brown is Not a Crayon

Amber Brown is having what may be the worst year of her life. She and Justin Daniels were the perfect team: they laughed at each other’s jokes, sat next to each other in class, and stayed best...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 10:00am

Alice Attie

Alice Attie is a visual artist and a writer living and working in New York City. Attie received a doctoral degree in Comparative Literature and an MFA in Poetry and taught literature throughout the...

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

A Tribute to Bobby Darin

May of 2016 marks the 80th birthday of one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever known, the great Bobby Darin. Come celebrate as the CJO along with vocalist CJ Poole will re-create some of...

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 7:30pm

 

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