1845 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 completed in 2017 and the Plains Schoolhouse now houses all of Pontine Theatre’s programs on the seacoast.

The Plains School is located at 1 Plains Avenue in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  The space is fully accessible and there’s free, easy parking across the street at the public lot for the Plains Ball Field.  


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