Are you considering relocating to Nashua, New Hampshire? This lovely New England city is packed with things to do and see — and full of opportunities to experience local arts and culture.
New Hampshire’s second-largest city has topped several “best place to live” lists recently, and it’s not hard to see why. Nestled between two rivers and rich in history, Nashua is a great place to live, work, and play. Here are some favorite venues in which to take in local culture.
Court Street Theatre
This downtown institution has been entertaining Nashua for more than five decades. The Court Street Theatre is housed in a historic firehouse building that dates back to the mid-19th century, making every performance extra special. Here, you can catch a performance by the Peacock Players, Nashua Theater Guild, and Nashua Symphony Orchestra. With 150 seats and a full schedule of events, shows at this venue are a great way to experience local culture.
Nashua Public Library
There’s always something to do, see, or learn at the Nashua Public Library. Almost every day of the week, you’ll find activities, classes, presentations, and community gatherings, making it the perfect place to meet other Nashua residents. You can join a book club, take a class, meet with the coin club, play chess, listen to a talk, take the kids to story time, or watch a musical performance. The Nashua Library also hosts local and regional artists in its art gallery, which offers six exhibits per year.
Nashua Center for the Arts
The Nashua Center for the Arts opens its doors in April of 2023. This modern facility will host a year-round schedule of live performances, including concerts, plays, ballet recitals, and orchestral and symphony productions. Conveniently located in downtown Nashua, the Center serves as a community hub and home for the arts.
City Arts Nashua
City Arts Nashua is a volunteer-run non-profit that promotes the arts in and around Nashua. The City Arts facilitates several art and culture events throughout the year, including the annual Art Walk that turns downtown Nashua into a gallery filled with unique creations. Visit City Arts Nashua’s two locations to see artists at work.
Nashua Fine Craft Gallery
Operated by the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, the Nashua Fine Craft Gallery offers events, instruction, and a wide range of local artisans’ work. For example, you can take a basket weaving, stained glass, or jewelry-making class. Or, browse a stunning array of fine crafts, such as pottery, turned wood, blown glass, fiber and textiles, photographs, paintings, metalwork, and much more.
The Gallery offers a series of special events throughout the year, all to promote creativity.
Art Gallery at Rivier University
Located on campus, the Rivier University Art Gallery offers exhibitions that complement the school’s programming. Exhibits change throughout the year and focus on seasonally themed art or work by local and regional artists. Admission is free.
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