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Our staff has been hard at work planning a great 2017, and we want you to join us. There’s something for everyone: From our award-winning Mainstage, to the Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts, to our adult alternative Red Light Series and some new things. See what we have in store.

A Wonderful Life

Dec 2nd – 23rd

Frank Capra’s film classic has been brought to vibrant theatrical life through the remarkable collaboration of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Sheldon Harnick and Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo. The story of George Bailey and his wonderful life in Bedford Falls remains a timeless fable of dreams, disillusionment and the power of love. An uplifting chronicle of the extraordinary lives of ordinary folk, A Wonderful Life exhilarates the mind and heart as it celebrates the innate goodness in us all.

The Contradictory Life of Candy the Dentist

Oct 1, 2, 8, & 9

Ever since she was a little girl Candy dreamed about being a dentist. So she worked hard and went to school and did just that.  Candy became a dentist and not just any dentist, she was highly regarded as the best dentist around; people would even joke that she had seen every single tooth in the county. Everything seemed to be going exactly the way Candy had always wanted things to go, that is until Candy’s big secret came to light.  You see dentistry wasn’t the only love in Candy’s life, in fact she had given the majority of her affection to sweet and delicious edible confection. The contradictory life of Candy the dentist is about to start shattering…

PAPA Presents: All Shook Up

November 4 – 13

Get ready to rock with our Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts Students. All Shook Up is a Broadway jukebox musical based on the music of Elvis Presley, and strangely enough, William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The story follows a young, guitar playing rebel and a small town girl with big dreams as they discover romance and the power of Rock & Roll.


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


The Seacoast’s premier performing arts training center, offering classes, camps, and programming for children, teens and adults.

Red Light

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

2016 Corporate Sponsors & Season Underwriters