Arts & Culture
Amesbury Cultural Council
The Amesbury Cultural Council is a group of local volunteers, appointed by the Mayor, who come from all walks of life to help promote and facilitate cultural activities and the arts in Amesbury. The Council oversees the distribution of Massachusetts Cultural Council grants, organizes the annual Amesbury Open Studio Tour, supports and promotes public art projects and events throughout the town and is the custodian of the extensive Chain Bridge art collection. We hope you will explore our site to learn more about our programs and local cultural community!
62 Friend Street / Amesbury, Mass. / N/A /AmesburyCulturalCouncil.org
Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum for families that blends science, nature, and play. The museum combines open-ended STEAM exhibits—water, air, sound, light & color, making & tinkering, simple machines, math—with immersive early learning experiences including a diner, train room, and ship room, along with an early learning space for 0-3 year olds. And, there’s a giant treehouse and outdoor nature playscape! The entire campus is ADA-compliant and designed according to Universal Design principles to be accessible. Come play and learn together!
177 Main Street / Acton, Mass. / (978) 264-4200 / DiscoveryActon.org
Lowell Memorial Auditorium
The Lowell Memorial Auditorium is a 2,800-seat indoor venue located on Merrimack Street in Lowell, Massachusetts’s historic Downtown district. Originally constructed in 1922 by the architectural firm Blackall, Clapp & Whittmore, and currently managed by Lowell Management Group, the Auditorium is an ideal venue for concerts, family shows, conferences, conventions, trade shows, weddings, corporate seminars, and much more.
50 East Merrimack Street / Lowell, Mass. / (978) 937-8688 / LowellAuditorium.com
Merrimack Repertory Theatre
With a steadfast commitment to new plays, MRT annually produces seven works, including several premieres. Under the leadership of Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas and Interim Artistic Director Terry Berliner, MRT strives to fulfill its mission “to create remarkable new and contemporary plays that bring joy to our art form while engaging, entertaining and enriching our community.” The non-profit company guarantees that shows are accessible to audiences of all incomes; partners with businesses and other non-profits to fully engage the community; and contributes to the economic vitality of Lowell by attracting diverse audiences from throughout the region.
50 East Merrimack Street / Lowell, Mass. / (978) 654-4678 / MRT.org
The Palace Theatre
Established in 1914, The Palace Theatre is a non-profit Performing Arts Center located at 80 Hanover St Manchester, NH. The 834-seat venue hosts its own professional company, youth, and teen programs as well as presenting acts. Our mission is to enrich the region’s cultural life and serve as a community resource through its stewardship of the historic Palace Theatre. This is done by providing a broad range of performances as well as educational opportunities for performers and audiences of all ages.
80 Hanover Street / Manchester, NH / (603) 668-5588 / PalaceTheatre.org