Are you ready to spend two nights in Vermont’s next door neighbor, New Hampshire at the Colonial Theatre?
Presale is now live! General ticketing begins on Friday at . Limited 2-day passes will be available via our fan Presale on Thursday
We expect the Presale tickets to go quickly, so be sure to secure yours today. General ticketing begins on Friday at Noon.
About Colonial Theatre:
The Colonial Theatre first opened its doors on January 29, 1924. Located in the heart of the city of Keene, New Hampshire, on Main Street, it quickly became a focal point for the arts. Owner Charles Baldwin proudly called it “New England’s most modern and perfectly appointed theater.” Over the years, the Colonial has hosted movies, vaudeville shows, operas and numerous community events. Some early highlights include Metropolitan Opera star Rosa Ponselle singing four encores of “O Sole Mio”; Thornton Wilder reading from The Women of Argos; Amelia Earhart lecturing on the possibilities of cross-Atlantic air travel; and Maude Adams performing Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. By 1945, the theatre’s stage no longer held actors in pursuit of their craft as it had done so proudly for the previous 16 years. Instead, celluloid movie stars captured the attention of audiences. The majesty of The Colonial began to disintegrate over time. By the early 1990s, it looked like the only remaining historic theatre in Keene might not survive.
In 1991, a small group of devoted Keene citizens decided that The Colonial Theatre must be saved. By 1993, they had established the theatre as a nonprofit organization and had begun to articulate a clear mission. Their efforts resulted in the hiring of an administrative staff and $2 million in grants and private donations from the community for infrastructure renovations. By March 3, 1995, the restored hardwood stage was in use once again.
Since then, more than 350 live performances have entertained and enlightened audiences of all ages at The Colonial. Award-winning films are shown nightly on the largest state-of-the-art movie screen in the region. In 2004, The Colonial Theatre was added to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places.