The Seacoast’s Most Acclaimed Stage


Unique, Professional and Captivating



An Award-Winning Adult Alternative Series




New England’s Premiere Performing Arts Academy


Coming up next, Avenue Q 

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Upcoming Shows


Avenue Q

September 14 – 30

The​ ​foul-mouthed​ ​puppets​ ​are​ ​back​ ​for​ ​a​ ​limited​ ​run​ ​of​ ​our​ ​Spotlight-Award​ ​winning, box-office-record-breaking​ ​production​ ​of​ ​​Avenue​ ​Q​.​ ​Featuring​ ​nearly​ ​100​ ​puppets​ ​made entirely​ ​from​ ​recycled​ ​and​ ​reclaimed​ ​materials,​ ​Avenue​ ​Q​ ​returns​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Seacoast​ ​to leave​ ​you​ ​in​ ​stitches.​ ​Not​ ​for​ ​kids.​ ​Not​ ​at​ ​all.

Stranger Than Fiction: Hades in a Handbasket!

September 18

Improv in togas! Very few plays survive from Ancient Greece, the birthplace of drama. Stranger Than Fiction will invent a brand new Greek play inspired by the audience, and yes- we will be wearing togas. Join us for an evening of improv theatre, comedy, and the gods! It’s Hades in a Handbasket, let’s make history together!

Mad Haus: All Puppet Edition!

September 26

The multi-dimensional/time travel art, song and dance saga continues as the Mad Haus tribe brings together Cirque, Theatre, Vaudeville, Dance, Drag, Fashion, Shadow Work, Burlesque, Live Visual Arts, Technological Innovations, Performance Art and Puppetry, to create a fully immersive sight and sound smorgasbord!

PAPA Presents: Avenue Q School Edition

October 4-7

The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.



From Broadway Classics to hot new works, see captivating, professional theatre on the Seacoast’s most acclaimed stage.

Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts

The Seacoast’s premier performing arts education program, offering productions, camps, classes, and other programming for children, teens, and adults.

Red Light


Our award-winning adult alternative series offers eclectic programing on the bleeding edge of performance art.

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