provides a welcoming environment for youth, artists, and community members to experience self-discovery and growth through the art and process of theatre.Watch a video of our story
Since 1988 New Hampshire Theatre Project has been connecting communities through transformational theatre-making.
New Hampshire Theatre Project (NHTP) works in partnership with theatre-makers, schools, corporations, non-profits and community participants through four distinct areas of programming:
MainStage Productions & Guest Artist presentations
On-site Camps, Classes & Professional Development Workshops
Artist-In Residence & Theatre For Life (for schools, businesses & community organizations)
Elephant-in-the-Room Series touring performances & community residencies.
NHTP was formed in 1988 by performing artists who connected through their dedication to collaboration, education and community-building. Since its creation, NHTP has continued to use the process of theatre to create revelatory experiences for individuals and communities across New England and beyond.
New Hampshire Theatre Project is located in the West End, the heart of Portsmouth, NH’s alternative arts district. Our versatile and intimate 50-seat black box space is a fully-accessible home to all on-site programs as well as MainStage productions.
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, NHTP is supported in part by the NH Charitable Foundation, NH State Council for the Arts, NH Humanities, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts. We also receive generous support from hundreds of individuals, local businesses and community organizations.
NHTP has called Portsmouth home for 33 years. We are located in N’dakinna, the traditional ancestral homeland of the Abenaki, Pennacook and Wabanaki Peoples past and present. We acknowledge and honor with gratitude those who have stewarded N’dakinna throughout the generations.
Thank you to the Eppes-Jefferson Foundation, Bangor Savings Bank Foundation, NH Charitable Foundation, and the NH State Council on the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts, for their financial and programmatic support over the past several years, which have been both challenging and rewarding!