Welcome To Pontine Theatre


We’re returning to live performances…

We want to create the safest possible experience for our audiences, so we are requiring that all attendees of in-person performances at The Plains School must be fully vaccinated  against COVID-19 and willing to comply with all CDC guidelines. We will monitor local conditions and public health guidelines throughout the season and may adapt our offerings accordingly, including possible masking requirements, or a switch to online presentations, if necessary. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding!

Check out our 2021-22 Performance Series

Since 1977, Pontine Theatre has been an active particpant in the development of actor-based theatre, creating work that is engaging, innovative and original. Pontine's work is founded on the actor training technique of French actor, Etienne Decroux.   Co-Artistic Directors, Marguerite Mathews and Gregory Gathers, have produced over fifty original works. Creating and performing these works, Pontine has introduced their unique form of theatre to audiences throughout New England, transforming audience interest in gestural theatre, puppetry, toy theatre and storytelling into enthusiasm for this distinctive synthesis of forms.


The word pontine is derived from the Latin pontus - a bridge. In psychology, pontine is a process, a connection activated in sleep; a bridge over which dream images travel.

For more information about Pontine Theatre please contact:

Marguerite Mathews & Greg Gathers, Co-Artistic Directors
Pontine Theatre
1 Plains Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801

603-436-6660 / info@pontine.org

Pontine Theatre is a not-for-profit organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. 

Pontine Theatre’s 2021-22 season is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

© Pontine Theatre  2022