Arts Centers, Performing Arts Organizations, Theaters, Arts Councils

Advice to the Players

PO Box 38 Center Sandwich NH 03227
(603) 284-7115
An award winning, community-based, professional theater company with students at the heart of its mission. Performances and Shakespeare Camps are offered in Center Sandwich and beyond.

Ammonoosuc Region Arts Council/ARTS Gallery

28 S. Main Street Lisbon NH 03585
(603) 838-2300
Ammonoosuc Region Arts Council sponsors arts and cultural events. The ARTS Gallery offers classes and exhibits work of artists from the North Country of NH and Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

Artistic Roots

PO Box 211 75 Main Street Plymouth NH 03264
(603) 536-2750  

Artistic Roots is a voluntary association and cooperative art center whose mission is to bring together artists and the community through workshops and classes; peer mentoring; receptions and events; and to provide a venue for the sale of artists’ works.

Arts Council of Tamworth

PO Box 1 Tamworth NH 03886
(603) 323-0104
The mission of Arts Council of Tamworth is to inspire and empower our rural community through exposure to and collaboration with master artists and performers representing diverse cultures and art forms. School and community-wide artist residencies: workshops for all ages, unique performances, teacher professional development.

Arts Jubilee

Cranmore Mountain PO Box 647 North Conway NH 03860
(800) 786-6754
An outdoor summer concert series bringing the best in live music to diverse audiences, maintaining a family-friendly, affordable admission charge and located at the base of the north slope at Cranmore Mountain Resort, our host sponsor.

Believe in Books Literacy Foundation

P.O. Box 1800 41 Observatory Way Intervale NH 03845
(603) 356-9980
The mission of the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation is to advance healthy development of young minds through literacy programs that encourage early reading, imagination, and physical activity. The Literacy Foundation is a Charitable 501(c)(3) Non-Profit guided by the needs and involvement of the communities of which it serves.

Dance Box Theater, Inc.

3603 Upshur Street Brentwood MD 20733
(415) 779-6383
Laura Schandelmeier and Stephen Clapp are the Artistic Directors of Dance Box Theater, Inc. The mission of Dance Box Theater, Inc. is to support the creation and development of dynamic, finely crafted and engaging public performances; and to empower communities through partnerships, workshops, residencies and arts-based education.

Grafton County Senior Citizens Council

PO Box 433 10 Campbell Street Lebanon NH 03766
(603) 448-4897  

Operates senior centers throughout Grafton County and supports older adults’ health, dignity, and independence through a variety of programs, including arts programs. In the AANNH region, GCSCC senior centers are: Plymouth Regional Senior Center, Linwood Area Senior Services, Horse Meadow Senior Center, Littleton Area Senior Center.

Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

PO Box 302 Colebrook NH
(603) 246-8998/(603) 237-9302  

The GNWCA continues to bring high caliber performances to the North Country! or call 603-237-9302 for concert schedules.

International Musical Arts Institute

Fryeburg Academy Fryeburg ME 04037
(617) 286-IMAI
Celebrating 17 years of great music.-- Presenting treasures of classical chamber music performed by emerging young artists & musicians of international reputation.

Jeanne Limmer Dance Center/Axis Dance Co.

Eastern Slope Plaza Reporter Court North Conway NH
(603) 356-3422
Classes for preschool through adults. Ballet, jazz, tap, modern, movement exploration and preschool creative movement.

Jean's Playhouse

Papermill Drive, off Route 112 Kancamagus Highway Lincoln NH 03251
(603) 745-2141  

Theatre from the heart of the White Mountains. Jean's Playhouse operates the professional Papermill Theatre and IMPACT Children's Theatre Companies during the summer and fall, and two educational community theatre programs, the Playhouse Players for all ages and Jean's Teens for young local performers, during the winter and spring seasons. Guest musicians, comedians, magicians and puppeteers from around the country perform at Jean’s Playhouse on a year-round schedule. Located next to ongoing construction of RiverWalk at Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH. For tickets, call 603-745-2141 or visit

Kathy Cadow Parsonnet

Fraglets Art 85 N. Main St., Suite 225 White River Junction VT 05001
Kathy is an artist and health professional, with over 30 years' professional practice in health practice, research, education, and the arts. She is the owner of Fraglets Art. It involves magnetized shapes, hand painted and cut into organic shapes that can be arranged, layered, and rearranged to your heart’s content.

Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center

Fryeburg Academy 745 Main Street Fryeburg ME 04037
(207) 935-2001
Located on the historic campus of Fryeburg Academy, the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is home to a variety of professional performances throughout the year, including the school’s own award-winning music and theater productions. The Pace Galleries is located within the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. There are two exhibits a year and the gallery is open to the public on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, during all scheduled performances, and by appointment.

Littleton Studio School

21 Mill Street Littleton NH 03561
We are a not-for-profit art and craft school that offers classes for students of all ages and at all levels of experience. The school features a pottery and jewelry studio, with classes taught by both juried League members and professional local artists. We have a growing number of classes and workshops in other media, including painting, drawing, fiber, blacksmithing and basketry.

Margret and H.A. Rey Center

5 Noon Peak Road 35 Village Road, Building C Waterville Valley NH 03215
(603) 236-3308
Through collaboration and partnership, the Rey Center seeks to provide a diversity of quality opportunities to experience, observe, and be educated in a variety of art disciplines.

Medallion Opera House

Gorham Town Hall 20 Park Street Gorham NH 03581
The Medallion Opera House is a 224-seat theater which was completely renovated and reopened in May of 2011.

Music In the Great North Woods

290 Gorham Hill Road, Gorham NH 03581
(603) 326-3242
Sponsoring and promoting classical music in the Gorham-Berlin-Randolph areas and points north.

NH Master Chorale

(603) 535-2367
The NH Master Chorale is an auditioned chamber ensemble dedicated to excellence in the art of choral music performance.

North Country Chamber Players

P.O. Box 865 Ridge Road Franconia NH 03580
(603) 444-0309
World class musicians performing the chamber music repertoire during their 6-week “White Mountain Music Festival” in July and August at the Sugar Hill Meetinghouse, Court Street Arts in Haverhill, Governor’s Lodge in Lincoln, Mountainview Grand Resort in Whitefield, as well as children’s programs in area schools during the year.

North Country Chorus

PO Box 4361 St. Johnsbury VT 05819
(603) 989-5523
North Country Chorus is a community chorus of about 80 members serving the Upper Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. It typically presents three concert seasons annually and Madrigal Dinners in January.

Randy Armstrong

Unu Mondo Productions PO Box 128 Dover NH
Musician, Recording Artist, Producer, World Music Specialist, Teaching Artist

Silver Center for the Arts

Plymouth State University 114 Main Street Plymouth NH 03264
(603) 535 ARTS  

Year round performing arts in a beautiful facility featuring a guest artist series, lecture and poetry series, students and faculty performances. Visit the website for information or call for a brochure.

St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts

155 Emery Street Berlin NH 03570
(603) 752-1028
Presenting a wide variety of outstanding cultural events for the Androscoggin Valley community

Tillotson Center for the Arts

14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook NH 03576
(603) 237-8576
The Tillotson Center is the North Country’s top venue for visual & performing arts. It has a heritage museum, a 171 seat theater, and an art gallery. It is also available for rent. Contact for more information.

World Fellowship Center

PO Box 2280 368 Drake Hill Road, off Route 16 Conway NH 03818
(603) 447-2280
Peace and justice intergenerational multicultural retreat and conference center offers educational, recreational, and art on the porch programming daily June – Sept. Sat. evening concerts; participatory workshops from Early Music Week and Singing with Courage to Poetry/Creative Writing, Uke, and Choral Singing. Something for everyone available on 455 wilderness acres with guest houses and campsites. Visit for a concert or for a week you won’t forget!

Art courtesy of AANNH member artist Marek Bennett.

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