In Manchester, we strive to achieve the perfect work-life balance. To keep it in check, we’ve got plenty to help one enjoy and unwind. This city has fast become a first-rate entertainment hub in the Northeast, playing host to the hottest concerts, top acts, and biggest events. We’ve got anything from theatrical performances to highly-charged sporting events. The Palace Theatre sits just blocks away from the SNHU Arena, while our riverfront baseball stadium overlooks a bustling and vibrant downtown. When one lives in Manchester they will certainly work hard, but undoubtedly have a lot of fun as well.
Offering locals access to a wide array of acts and performers—including those that are internationally renowned, the SNHU Arena brings a new level of importance to Manchester. Seating over 11,000 people at sporting events and concerts, the arena has hosted the Boston Celtics, Elton John, Aerosmith, Rod Stewart, Justin Timberlake, and Toby Keith—just to name a few. Also, the American Hockey League affiliates of the Los Angeles Kings, the Manchester Monarchs, call the SNHU Arena home.
An 865-seat historic theatre set in downtown Manchester, The Palace hosts its own professional company, youth and teen program and presenting acts. Bringing to Manchester the annual Jazz and Blues Festival, producing well-known Broadway hits, and providing the opportunity to see top-notch musical performances and touring acts, The Palace Theatre brings a touch of class to Manchester.
The Currier is an internationally recognized art museum located right in Manchester. The Currier features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculptures, including works by Picasso, Monet, O'Keeffe, and Wyeth. Exhibitions, tours, and events are scheduled year-round. The museum also owns Frank Lloyd Wright's Zimmerman House, the only residence in New England that was designed by the acclaimed American architect and is open to the public. The Museum Shop features unique gifts brought from around the world.
Arts, Music and Culture
The arts community in Manchester is well-rounded and thriving.