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Best Performing Arts in Manchester

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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.

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.

The premier destination for performing arts in the city, The Stockbridge Theater is a must-visit for all those who are culturally inclined. A spacious venue with a seating capacity of 881, the theater sees everything from classical operas to comedy shows taking place here. Plays, musicals and dance performances are also hosted here regularly. Whether you are in the mood to check out the local talent, spend an evening being entertained by skilled performers or simply want to kill a few hours, then heading to Stockbridge Theater will not let you down.

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.

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