Go See the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, NH

The town of Peterborough, NH is located in Hillsborough County. The Peterborough Players have been around for decades showcasing genuine talents to their audiences. The town loves and promotes different forms of art, and holds activities that integrate art into the lives of its people. BBonline recommends the following places and artists to check out while staying at your Peterborough Inn.

Peterborough Players
55 Hadley Road
Peterborough, NH 03458 
(603) 924-9344
www.peterboroughplayers.org

In 1933, Edith Bond Stearns founded the Peterborough Players. She purchased the Hadley Farm, an abandoned establishment with no water or electricity, to serve as the headquarters of the group where they could meet up, rehearse and bond together. At present, the 18th century barn is a 250-seat modern theatre stage. It has undergone renovations over the past several decades. The Peterborough Players have staged plays such as "The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead," "Freud's Last Session," "The Foreigner," "Pianos, 4 Hands" and many more. It is highly recommended that you check out one of their performances during your stay at a Peterborough Bed and Breakfast.

MacDowell Art Colony
100 High Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
(603) 924-3886
www.macdowellcolony.org

One of the prime tourist destinations in Peterborough is the MacDowell Art Colony. In 1896, composer Edward MacDowell and his wife, a pianist named Marian MacDowell, purchased a farm in Peterborough and spent their summer working in a quiet environment. Edward had been able to produce better music during their stay in town. When Edward had become gravely ill, he conveyed to his wife that he wanted to give other artists the same experience he enjoyed while creating music. Marian set about to fulfill her husband's wish before he died in 1908. Marian took the leadership of establishing the Colony, and the artistic program grew and flourished from there. Art enthusiasts visit this spot to pay tribute to the couple.

Peterborough Folk Music Society
Peterborough, NH 03458
(603) 827-2905
www.pfmsconcerts.org 

If you are a music lover, be sure to check out the performances of the Peterborough Folk Music Society. This group evolved from the famous Peterborough Folkway, a coffee house established in 1975 (it was closed in 1996). When the establishment was no longer catering to musicians and audiences, the board members of Folkway decided to continue the legacy and bring folk music to the people. The music society eventually moved to the Peterborough Players' location in order to incorporate music and theatre to achieve higher degrees of artistry.