Manchester, NH is home to two great venues for performances by renowned talent, sports and special events. Both of the performance centers are large enough to draw great performers and groups but small enough so that you can really enjoy the show and see your favorite artists while they perform.
The Verizon Wireless Arena, .9 miles from the Ash Street Inn, at 555 Elm Street, is a 10,000 seat arena which is home to the Manchester Monarchs minor league hockey team but also hosts concerts and special events all year. Some of the upcoming events include: Smucker’s Stars on Ice – Wednesday, April 14 @ 7:00 PM; the first annual Foursquare Day in Manchester – Friday April 16 from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM; Alan Jackson with Josh Turner and Chris Young – Thursday, May 13; Daughtry with Lifehouse and Cavo – Tuesday, June 15; and Justin Bieber with Sean Kingston – September 1. A great place to see some of your favorite performers without the crowds you find elsewhere.
Less than .7 miles from the Inn, at 80 Hanover Street, is The Palace Theatre, an 840 seat late 1800s theatre which has been beautifully restored to the grandeur of its day. It hosts events and performances in a truly intimate setting and offers the opportunity to see artists who prefer audience-focused venues. From the New Hampshire Philharmonic to comedians to plays, the Palace hosts many one-of-a-kind events in the state. Some of the upcoming events include: comedian Bob Marley – Saturday, April 17 at 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM; Gaelic Storm – Friday, April 23 @ 8:00 PM; Loretta LaRoche – Saturday, April 24 @ 8:00 PM; The Full Monty between April 30 and May 15 – Part of the Citizens Bank Broadway in NH series; the third annual farewell tour of Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) – Thursday, May 20 @ 8:00 PM; and Recycled Percussion Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5 @ 8:00 PM. Tucked right in among all of Manchester’s great dining and clubs, the Palace is always great entertainment.
So keep these two great venues in mind when you want to get out and enjoy a live performance but don’t want to break the bank doing it. And keep the Ash Street Inn in mind if you want to make a whole night of it while you’re here in Manchester!