What better way to spend Mother’s Day weekend than attending the 26th Annual Kitchen Tour, this year set in the heart of Portsmouth’s Little Harbour neighborhood? Take a stroll and admire the contemporary and vintage style kitchens created by top designers and builders in the Seacoast. With coastal influences and historic flourishes, this year’s tour features breathtaking kitchens of all shapes and sizes. This is the tour for people thinking about renovation or just curious about dream kitchens. The tour will be held Saturday, May 13, the day before Mother’s Day!
“The Kitchen Tour is a perfect way to enjoy a spring Saturday on the Seacoast while supporting The Music Hall. We can’t wait to welcome our guests this year- the perfect Mother’s Day treat!,” says Ashleigh Tucker, tour Special Events Coordinator.
It’s best to buy your tickets early, as there is a discount on all tickets purchased before the day of the Tour. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at The Music Hall’s B2W Box Office at the Historic Theater or online at TheMusicHall.org. Tour-goers are given an easy-to-follow map and a guidebook with detailed descriptions of the kitchens as well as information on all of the artisans, designers, and architects responsible for layout and design. Maps are available to pick up at the Box Office starting May 1st or on The Music Hall website. Tour-goers can check their maps to identify some great area restaurants to grab a bite for lunch in downtown Portsmouth.
For visitors looking to turn their own dreams into reality, the artisans, designers and architects involved in designing the featured kitchens are noted in the tour’s guidebook. Many of the artisans will be present in homes on the day of the tour and are available to speak with guests.
1,200 visitors attend The Music Hall’s Kitchen Tour each year to get a peek inside the contemporary or traditional homes of a historic Seacoast town, and to gain ideas for their own kitchens. Proceeds from the popular tour – now in its 26th year – are used toward operating costs to support The Music Hall. The tour highlights the work of local companies including architects, builders, carpenters, and lighting, landscape and sound designers. In addition, local retail shops and restaurants support the tour through ticket sales and special promotions.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by phone at 603.436.2400, online at www.themusichall.org or at The Music Hall’s B2W Box Office at the Historic Theater at 28 Chestnut Street in Portsmouth. Day of tickets may be purchased at the Box Office starting at 9am.