The Music Hall Presents the 26th Annual Kitchen Tour

The Music Hall Presents the 26th Annual Kitchen Tour

What better way to spend Mother's Day weekend than attending the 26th Annual Kitchen Tour, this year set in the heart of Portsmouth's Little Harbour neighborhood. Take a stroll and admire the contemporary and vintage styles created by top designers and builders in the Seacoast. With coastal influences and historic flourishes, this year's tour features breathtaking kitchens of all shapes and sizes. This is the tour for people thinking about renovation or just curious about dream kitchens. The tour will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10am to 4pm.

"The Kitchen Tour is a perfect way to enjoy a spring Saturday on the Seacoast while supporting The Music Hall. We can't wait to welcome our guests this year- the perfect Mother's Day treat!," says Ashleigh Tucker, tour Special Events Coordinator.

It's best to buy your tickets early, as there is a discount on all tickets purchased before the day of the Tour. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at The Music Hall's B2W Box Office at the Historic Theater or online at Tour-goers are given an easy-to-follow map and a guidebook with detailed descriptions of the kitchens as well as information on all of the artisans, designers, and architects responsible for layout and design. Maps are available to pick up at the Box Office starting May 1st or on The Music Hall website. Tour-goers can check their maps to identify some great area restaurants to grab a bite for lunch in downtown Portsmouth.

For visitors looking to turn their own dreams into reality, the artisans, designers and architects involved in designing the featured kitchens are noted in the tour's guidebook. Many of the artisans will be present in homes on the day of the tour and are available to speak with guests.

About the Kitchen Tour

1,200 visitors attend The Music Hall's Kitchen Tour each year to get a peek inside the contemporary or traditional homes of a historic Seacoast town, and to gain ideas for their own kitchens. Proceeds from the popular tour - now in its 26th year - are used toward operating costs to support The Music Hall. The tour highlights the work of local companies including architects, builders, carpenters, and lighting, landscape and sound designers. In addition, local retail shops and restaurants support the tour through ticket sales and special promotions.

Kitchen Tour All-Volunteer Committee

The dedicated 2017 Kitchen Tour Committee, chaired by Ann Kendall and Cori McGrath, with Kristin Martin, Ashleigh Tucker Pollock, Scott Purswell, Marcia Steidle, Sara Turner and Nancy Winkley, invite you to enjoy this great day out, all in support of The Music Hall.


Kitchen Tour tickets are $25 for Music Hall members, $27 for non-members, and $30 if purchased the day of the event. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by phone at 603.436.2400, online at or at The Music Hall's B2W Box Office at the Historic Theater at 28 Chestnut Street in Portsmouth. Day of tickets may be purchased at the Box Office starting at 9am.

Annual Sponsor

Dovetailed Kitchens, Inc.

Premier Sponsor

The Lighting Center at Rockingham Electric

Lead Sponsors

Amy Dutton; Budget Blinds of Portsmouth; Chase Construction & The Webhannet Co.; Chinburg Properties; Coastal Home Magazine; DeStefano Architects; Ethan Allen Inc.; Haven Hill Builders; Jeff Demers Design; Lisa Teague Design Studios; Mari Woods Kitchen/Bath/Home, LLC; Northeast Credit Union; Optima Bank & Trust; Seacoast Cabinet; Seacoast Stone Marble & Granite; Star Island Builders; Summer House Furnishings; Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Realty; Weekender House

About The Music Hall: An American Treasure for the Arts

About The Music Hall
The Music Hall is a performing arts center featuring curated entertainment from around the world in two theaters in its downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire campus - one, a landmark 1878 Victorian theater, designated an American Treasure for the Arts by the National Park Service's Save America's Treasures Program, the other the intimate Music Hall Loft around the corner, recently named "best performing arts venue" by Yankee Magazine and the recipient of the NH AIA award for design excellence.

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