Plains School Programs

SUNDAY PROGRAMS THIS SPRING 
AT THE PLAINS SCHOOL

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 — info@pontine.org — 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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