Plains School Programs


April 22 through June 24

Pontine Theatre cordially invites the public to Portsmouth’s newest cultural facility, the Plains School, located at 1 Plains Avenue.  Built in 1845, the Plains School served students through 1942.  The one-room brick school then hosted activities of the Girl Scouts and for many years was home to the Sons of Italy.  In 2016, Pontine Theatre began a collaboration with the City of Portsmouth to transform the Plains School into a center for arts, humanities, history, and culture.  Renovations were recently completed and now Pontine offers a calendar of delightful Sunday afternoon events this spring. 

Seating is limited and reservations are a must.  Contact Pontine — — to assure seats for the events of your choice.  The Plains School is located at 1 Plains Avenue in Portsmouth.  The space is fully accessible and there’s easy parking adjacent to the building.  

Sunday, April 22, 2pm: join Mimi White for a program of Earth Day Poetry (donations welcome).  

Sunday, May 6, 2pm: Marya Danihel presents Pleasures of the Parlor: Playlists from a Victorian iPod, (free of charge) funded by New Hampshire Humanities.  

Sunday, May 20, 2pm: popular songstress, Lucie Therrien presents a Concert and Art Exhibit ($10 suggested donation).

Sunday, June 3, 2pm: Dudley Laufman presents Contra Dancing in New Hampshire: Then & Now (free of charge) funded by New Hampshire Humanities.  

Sunday, June 24, 2pm: Andrew Periale of Perry Alley Puppet Theatre offers his newest program — Forman Brown: New Hampshire’s Forgotten Poet/Puppeteer (donations welcome).

Pontine's new Home at the Plains School

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