Each year, the Keene Public Library offers many hundreds of programs for audiences of all ages. Check out our online calendar for upcoming celebrations, lectures, discussions, performances, classes, workshops, exhibits, and more.
Jaffrey's Park Theatre was a vaudeville and movie house for 50 years. When sold, it became a warehouse for bicycles and baby carriages. Four years ago 838 donors from 11 towns and 13 states across the country purchased the building and charged 8 area residents with restoring and reopening this art deco treasure in the heart of downtown. Those 8 residents formed a nonprofit corporation, created a 15 member governing board, conducted engineering and design assessments of the building, undertook a fundraising feasibility study in 8 neighboring towns and northern Massachusetts, and have begun a capital campaign for $2.6m to reopen this cultural icon.
Reopened, The Park Theatre will present movies and live performances, such as plays and concerts by local artists, schools and touring companies in a 400-seat, state-of-the-art, perfectly acoustic facility. The Theatre will serve the entire Monadnock Region of 100,000 year-round residents, 50,000 visitors, and five cooperative school districts. It will provide performance sites and enrichment programs for the region's public schools, Franklin Pierce University, and other private schools at all levels, along with space for community meetings, business events, SAU Deliberative Sessions, Town Meetings, private gatherings and social activities. The Theatre will also offer administrative services to performing artist groups in the region and, with full catering capability, make its facilities available to private and public rentals, and community-wide events.
Rabbit Ear Films is a non-profit community based film company, a group of people who work together to make a film. We work with grant money, volunteers and friends. Our first project will be Mt. Monadnock.
The MacDowell Colony nurtures the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which to produce enduring works of the imagination.
either/or films exists for the purpose of developing and creating films of beauty and artistic excellence that provoke the public to engage with the providential mystery of grace.
Supporting and promoting the performing and visual arts throughout New England.
Our mission is to bring artists together for collaboration, creation and community,
and to facilitate community events to give the public an opportunity to meet local artists.
A unique space and people dedicated to serving both artist and audience through performance, lecture, workshop, and gallery. Founded by Aaron Wiederspahn, Keri Wiederspahn, and Laina Barakat.
In 1981 KSC’s Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond opened its doors to serve the academic and community needs in the fine and performing arts. The RACBP schedules concerts, theatrical productions, dance concerts, recitals and art exhibits by the College’s academic programs and presents performances by outstanding professional artists in dance, theater, and music, attracting audiences from the Tri-state region.
The Redfern Arts Center is committed to bringing to the campus and the region professional artists of the highest quality and from the broadest possible range of races, cultures, experiences, and backgrounds through presenting performances, workshops, and educational outreach activities that foster a love and appreciation of the performing arts.
RAC highlights in recent years include an impressive roster of artists, residencies and collaborations. Among those highlights are performances by the Martha Graham Dance Company, I Musici de Montreal, Pilobolus, Shakespeare & Company, Ronald K. Brown/ Evidence, Gamelan Galak Tika, Keigwin+Company, Turtle Island String Quartet, New Orlean's Hot 8 Brass Band, Aquila Theatre Company, Sandglass Theatre and Cambodia's Sovanna Phum's New England tour of The Story of the Dog, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Rubberbandance Group and much more.
The Colonial Theatre is an historic performing arts center, which brings the cultural and creative spirit of our community to life.