Understandably, not many people realize the New Hampshire Lakes Region has a decent variety of performance art venues. Still, whether you’re into theater, opera, or concerts, the Lake Winnipesaukee area is teeming with talent! You can catch an immersive cultural event or entertainment opportunity near The NASWA Resort, from large arenas to small stages.
A Cultural New Hampshire Performance Art Experience
When it comes to performance art, The NASWA Resort is a well-suited launchpad for exploring everything the New Hampshire Lakes Region offers. Enjoy dinner at the Blue Bistro before hitting the town, and finish your night with beers, cocktails, and appetizers at the NAZBar and Grill upon your return. Below we’ll give a quick summary of the nearest venues.
The Cake Theatre
The Cake Theatre in Laconia is the Lakes Region’s newest venue. But don’t expect the typical song and dance! As the home to New Hampshire’s very own Recycled Percussion, “The Cake” is every bit as unique. It promises to deliver an exciting and unforgettable experience with Vegas-style performances and unrivaled bravado.
Lakeport Opera House
Lakeport Opera House is a newly renovated performing arts venue located in Laconia. This historic concert hall and event center is a timeless masterpiece with world-class style and charming architecture. Lakeport Opera House has something for everybody, featuring live music ranging from classical to country, stand-up comedy, and dance shows!
The Colonial Performing Arts Center
The Colonial Performing Arts Center provides a unique entertainment option in Keene, New Hampshire, with two excellent venues. Whether you’re into hypnotists, magicians, comedians, live music, or lectures, The Colonial Theatre and the smaller Showroom offer an eclectic assortment of live performances and presentations. The Colonial Performing Arts Center plays host to over 50,000 patrons a year!
The Winnipesaukee Playhouse
The Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith, New Hampshire, is a courtyard-style theater that produces a summer stock season and community season. In addition to their professional and community theater productions, they also offer unique performance art education programs. The campus boasts 14 acres with seven buildings, including an outdoor amphitheater.
Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Located in Gilford, New Hampshire, and arguably the crown jewel of The New Hampshire Lakes Region performance art venues, The Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion started as nothing more than a field in an orchard. But despite its humble beginnings, BNHP was once named among the 10 Best Concert Venues Across the USA by USA Today. Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion remains one of New England’s top venues, hosting a gamut of world-renowned musicians from hard rock to hip hop.
Lake Winnipesaukee Resort-Style Hotel in Laconia
Now that you know what the New Hampshire Lakes Region has to offer when it comes to performance arts, you might think twice about vacationing in a larger city. The NASWA Resort offers beachside lodging on Lake Winnipesaukee and unfettered access to a wide range of entertainment in a laid-back atmosphere. For more information on how The NASWA can accommodate your summer getaway, reach out online or call 888-55-NASWA.