2:00 pm

With bravery and a little luck, young Jack tries to find a way to provide for his family – and escape the mean old giant in the sky. Buy tickets online or call 603-535-2787.

Children's theatre offerings all summer long!

  • July 7 at 2 p.m.
  • Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts
  • $7 all seats; $5 groups (15 or more)

2:00 pm

Can true love conquer all when Rapunzel’s beautiful long hair is cut short, her dashing prince goes blind, and both are cast out into the deep, dark wilderness?  Buy tickets online or call 603-535-2787.

Children's theatre offerings all summer long!

  • July 14at 2 p.m.
  • Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts
  • $7 all seats; $5 groups (15 or mor


PSU’s dance performance group showcases original works by faculty and students in various dance genres. Premiere of new work set on PSU dancers by Ontario native choreographer, performer and director Jesse Robb.

  • May 6 and 7 at 7 p.m.
  • Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts
  • Buy tickets online or call (603) 535-2787
    Adult $10, Senior, Youth, and Group $8

7:00 pm

Atlantic Steps is a breathtaking and energetic new ensemble from Ireland’s Western Atlantic coastline. Combining an exceptional cast of Irish musicians and dancers along with a splash of song and humor, this is a production that is certain to lift your heart. The journey across the Atlantic during the waves of emigration from Ireland may have been tough for many, but it couldn't stop the fun and excitement of the rich culture these immigrants shared in their new home. The Atlantic Steps brings the spirit and enduring fun of the traditional Irish music, song, step dance, sean-nos (old-style) dance, and the spoken word. Join us for a fun-filled journey along Ireland’s Atlantic coastline exploring the tunes, dances and songs that draw so many to this mystical landscape. Purchase tickets online or call (603) 535-2787.

  • April 15 at 7 p.m.
  • Silver Center for the Arts
  • Adult $40-$35, Senior $38-$33, Youth $25-$20


On the surface, the musical A Man of No Importance, which is about the inner struggle and turmoil created when shame and desire collide, tells the story of an amateur theatre group in Dublin and their leader, Alfie Byrne. Alfie is determined to stage a version of Oscar Wilde’s Salome at his church, despite the protestations of church authorities. Through moments of honesty, self-discovery, and deeply felt emotion, A Man of No Importance offers us hope for a future where those who are considered to be unwantedly different and outcasts are, indeed, recognized as being equal, good, and welcomed.

This performance is not recommended for children due to adult themes.

  • April 7 and 8 at 7 p.m.
    April 9 and 10 at 2pm
    April 9 at 8pm
  • Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts

7:00 pm

Joyce Peseroff’s four books of poems are The Hardness Scale, A Dog in the Lifeboat, Mortal Education, Eastern Mountain Time and due out this fall, Know Thyself.   She has been coordinating editor, managing editor, and associate poetry editor of Ploughshares, and edited The Ploughshares Poetry Reader, Robert Bly: When Sleepers Awake, and Simply Lasting: Writers on Jane Kenyon. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Artists Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is distinguished lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

  • March 31 at 7 p.m.
  • Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts
  • FREE, advance reservations are strongly recommended.
  • Call (603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869.

6:00 pm

Select high students from all six New England states will be rehearsing all day on campus and performing in a concert with the Plymouth State University Jazz Ensemble. Chris Klaxton, director.

Buy tickets online or call (603) 535-2787.
Adult: $10, Senior: $6, Youth: $7

  • March 22 at 6 p.m.
  • Hanaway Theatre

9:00 am

Daylong Contemporary Music Festival for Pianists in Grades 7-12

 March 5 at the Silver Center for the Arts                                   

  • 9 a.m. A competition for grades 7-12 participants;
  • 11 a.m. A public lecture recital on music of the 21st century for two pianos, eight hands, performed by the PSU Piano Quartet;
  • 1:15 p.m. A seminar with Professor Jonathan Santore on careers in music;
  • 2 p.m. A master class for pre-college pianists with Professor Carleen Graff;
  • 3:15 p.m. A public concert by winners of the morning competition.

These festival events are free and open to the public.


This is a classic tragedy by William Shakespeare about two young lovers whose feelings cannot be controlled despite the fact that their feuding families forbid their romantic relationship.

Reduced rate for Saturday matinee!

Buy tickets online or call (603) 535-2787.

  • Adult $17, Senior & Youth $14, Saturday matinee: all seats $12
  • Dates:
    • March 3 and 4 at 7 p.m.
    • March 5 and 6 at 2 p.m.
    • March 5 at 8 p.m.
  • Hanaway Theatre

7:00 pm

Session Americana

This live show is a timeless experience; sometimes folk, sometimes rock or blues, sometimes a bit of reggae, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American “song bag,” but always one of the best live shows on the planet.

  • February 26 at 7 p.m.
  • Smith Recital Hall, Silver Center for the Arts
  • Buy tickets online or call (603) 535-2787
  • Adult $30, Senior $28, Youth $20