Plains School

Built in 1845, the Plains School served students through 1942.  The one-room brick school then hosted activities of the Girl Scouts, then the Elks, 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 Pontine Theatre is launching its first season at the Plains School.

The Plains School is located at 1 Plains Avenue in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  The schoolhouse faces the Plains Ball Field at the corner of Islington Street and Middle Road (Route 33). The schoolhouse is fully accessible and there’s free, easy parking across the street at the public lot for the Plains Ball Field. The parking lot is one-way; turn in at the first entrance.

Pontine's new Home at the Plains School


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