You may have seen the Palace Theatre before, somewhere else. No, it has not moved since it was built in 1914, in fact there are 450 buildings in the United States of the same design which made it easy for traveling troupes to use the layout of the theater. Today, the Palace Theatre has its own professional company as well as a company of youth and teen and one of child performers. Besides shows put on by this company which include numerous musical and play offerings throughout the year, traveling shows and community theaters can rent out the facility to bring the arts, in many different forms, to Manchester.
Although the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium Stadium is mostly used for baseball games of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, other events occur from time to time. The stadium has been known in the past as Fisher Cats Ballpark although the name has now changed permanently, signs in the city still reference the stadium by its old name. Concerts in the stadium have included such greats at Bob Dylan, and the stadium hold up to 7,500 spectators.
The home field arena for both the Manchester Monarchs and the Manchester Wolves, the SNHU Arena is a great place to watch both professional hockey and American football. Other events, like the American Idols Live! Tour and bands like My Chemical Romance have been known to grace the venue as well. Ticket sales are available both at the Arena and online. 10,000 seats are available for a hockey game, and one of the largest political events in New Hampshire, a rally for Barack Obama. Colleges, such as the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth men's hockey teams play in the arena, as do well known teams such as the Boston Celtics. For both sports and music, the SNHU Arena is the place to be.
Home to the student theater group of Saint Anselm College and a leading performing arts venue in the city, the Dana Center for the Humanities is the perfect spot for those who wish to get a cultural dose during their time in the city. Not only does the theater host productions and performances by the student-run organization Anselmian Abbey Players but the theater also sees world-class performances by artists from all over the the world. From classical Russian concerts to contemporary Indian dances, the theater has played host to all. If you are in the mood for an entertaining time, look no further than spending an evening at the Dana Center for the Humanities.
Derry Opera House, also known as Adams Memorial Opera House, occupies the historic Adams Memorial structure nestled on the busy West Broadway. Laid down to the designs of George G. Adams, a noted Massachusetts-based architect, this impressive Colonial Revival edifice was established in the year 1904. From housing a library and municipal departments, it has emerged as one of the fine city venues for operas and other cultural acts. Its varied calender features concerts, dance shows, theatricals and Brodway musicals. The opera house gives abundant opportunities to local ensembles who wish to showcase their theatrical skills to a larger audience.
What could be more lovely than an intimate evening with soulful music and loved ones. The Tupelo Music Hall, with its rolling recognition as one of the best music venues in the city, guarantees just that. Boasting artists such George Winston, Robert Earl Keen, Suzanne Vega, and Todd Snider, this venue is entertainment at its best. Apart from music, the hall also offers a great food and bar menu to complete your evening.
If you are an avid skater or about to start skating then head to John F.Kennedy Coliseum. A fairly big arena, it can hold up to more than 3000 people. It is open to the public for skating. You can also rent skates at the skate rental shop. The skating season begins from September and lasts through March. After renovation, it is one of the best ice skating rinks in the area. It is open to the public for skating every Thursday and Saturday mornings and also Saturday and Sunday afternoons. It also hosts ice hockey games. During off season, it transforms into a venue and is rented out for various entertainment purposes. Equipped with changing rooms, food stall, skate rentals, be sure to come by here either to practice or catch a game of ice hockey.
For sports fans, the Gill stadium is a marvelous venue. Dating back to 1913, the stadium has a very colorful history. Before renovation, it was known to be among the first few stadiums constructed of concrete and steel in the Boston area. Although it hosts several games such as football, rugby and athletic events, it was known as a baseball field till the 1900's.Today, it is considered as one of the best venues for several sporting events. The stands are comfortable and can house up to 3000 spectators. With top class facilities, it is a flourishing stadium. You can catch a number of matches from several sports. Call the ticket office for dates and prices.