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Tickets may be securely purchased with a credit card online through PayPal. These tickets can be picked up at the door immediately prior to the performance. Ticket purchases are non-refundable although exchanges may be made depending upon availability.

Tickets may be purchase at the door one half-hour prior to each performance, based on availability.  Cash and checks only.

Due to the layout of our theatre we are unable to accommodate late arrivals.

Pontine’s performance Series is supported by grants from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Pontine Performance Series

Performances - Thursdays @ 7:30 pm; Fridays @7:30 pm; Saturdays @4 pm; Sundays @ 2pm

Subscription (all four performances) - $80 ($5 discount for seniors and students)

Single Tickets - $24 ($3 discount for seniors & students)

Two things unite the wide range of work presented in Pontine Theatre’s annual performance series at WEST: all use expression through movement as a primary dramatic vehicle and all are original works or adaptations created by the artists who perform them.


Subscription - $45 ($5 discount for seniors & students)

Single Tickets - $18 ($3 discount for seniors & students)

Informal evenings of performance, refreshment, and conversation featuring scenes from Pontine's plays based on New England literature.

Performances - Thursdays @ 7:30 pm; Fridays @ 7:30 pm; Saturdays @4 pm; Sundays @2 pm.


Free programs open to the public and funded by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

Tuesdays at 5:30 pm


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Single performances by Pontine Theatre performance colleagues. Check back often, these wonderful opportunities often arise with little advance notice. Last season this series featured performances by Leland Faulkner, Michael Trautman, Great Small Works International Toy Theatre Festival and Bread & Puppet Theater.

Roderick Pontine Presents Mind Reader Roderick Russell's ALMOST PSYCHIC

Saturday, February 1, at 7:30pm, Pontine Theatre presents mind reader, stage hypnotist and sword swallower, Roderick Russell, in Almost Psychic, at Pontine's West End Studio Theatre. ABC News says Russell is "A Rare Find," and Maxim Magazine declares him to be "The Real Deal!" Tickets are $24 and may be purchased in advance at -- Tickets may also be purchased at the door (cash & checks only) a half-hour prior to the performance, based on availability.

What would you say if someone told you that they could hear your innermost thoughts, read what’s on your mind, tell you details of your past and what’s going to happen in your future? If you’re like most people, you’d say “Prove it!”

Roderick Russell is a professional mind reader, stage hypnotist and sword swallower who performs nationally and internationally. His work has been featured by the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel, CNN, NPR, and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not. Fun, irreverent, captivating and amazing, Roderick Russell gets into your head, rummages around and puts it all on stage for an evening of exceptional entertainment.

Not only does Roderick Russell playfully meddle in your mind, he even turns the tables on himself to show you precisely what’s possible, when you question what’s possible. As one of only fifty professional sword swallowers in the world, he exhibits this deadly art with wit, charm and grace. The holy grail of mind-over-body stunts, sword swallowing is an ancient demonstration of the power of the mind and Roderick brings it into the 21st century for discerning audiences to witness. A feat unlike any other, and a rare, visceral treat in a world that has been anesthetized by special effects.

Roderick Russell does not claim to be psychic, or possess any supernatural ability. Nevertherless, he will read your mind and reveal your thoughts in such startling detail that you’ll swear there’s no other explanation! Through the use of applied psychology, misdirection and a healthy dose of good old fashioned manipulation, Roderick Russell takes the traditional skills of the stage psychic to all new, never-before-seen heights. Though he’ll show you precisely how he’s doing it through skill and the aid of behavioral science, you’ll gasp in awe at the remarkable nature of the human mind and the limitless potential that it possesses.


YOYOPontine Presents John Higby's THE YOYO SHOW

John Higby bring back that nostalgic toy, the Yo-yo, reminding audiences of old favorite tricks such as Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, then amazing them with new and bizarre tricks, such as Boingy-Boingy and Iron Whip. Yo-yos attached to bouncy balls, yo-yos with 10-foot strings, and multiple yo-yos looping while hula hooping and unicycling are just some of his finely tuned feats. High skill and deft timing to swingin' music coupled with high energy and sarcastic humor make the Yo-Yo Show a favorite for every age. As seen on David Letterman, he holds a Guinness World Record, a Yo-Yo World Champion title, and has performed in over 20 countries. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased in advance online. Tickets may also be purchased at the door (cash & checks only) a half-hour prior to the performance, based on availability. Purchase a special hand-painted YoYo (created by John Higby) at the show and stay for a half-hour workshop with John Higby.

Pontine Theatre Events 2013-2014


Saturday 15 February @10am - Noon

Join Pontine’s Board and Staff along with other Pontine supporters to raise dollars to fund Pontine’s cultural programs.  Free Refreshments & Prizes.  Minimum $25 contribution per person for 3 Strings of Fun! 
Location:  Bowl-O-Rama, 595 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth NH


Sunday 22 June @1- 4:30, $20 at-door / $15 in advance (purchase tickets
Self-guided walking tour of private gardens in historic New Castle.  Rain or Shine! 
Location:  Tours depart from Coast Guard Station off Route 1B, New Castle NH


Pontine is a resident company at the West End Studio Theatre (W.E.S.T.), located at 959 Islington Street in Portsmouth.

Directions to W.E.S.T.

For more information please contact Pontine Theatre:

West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington Street, Portsmouth NH 03801
603-436-6660 or


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