The Rex Theatre

Our versatile 300-seat venue for musicians, theatre, comedy, community events, and more.

A tribute band performance venue near Nashua, NH

Our History

Originally a printing press, the Rex served as a movie theatre from the 1940s to 1980s. 1989 saw the end of the Rex’s life as a movie house. The property then changed hands several times, functioning as a series of nightclubs. In 2016, the building was purchased by the Manchester Development Corporation (MDC). The Palace Theatre Trust entered into a private-public partnership with MDC in October 2018 with the shared goal of reviving the Rex and opening the space as a theatre once again.

On October 30, 2019 we opened the doors of the Rex Theatre, a state-of-the-art, 300-seat performance venue. In the four months the Rex was open before temporarily shutting down due to COVID-19, we began to see the possibilities of this new cultural resource. This venue has added immensely to our existing performance capabilities. We look forward to experiencing the growth of the Palace Theatre Trust’s newest addition.

THE REX THEATRE EVENTS

April 2024

Forever Simon & Garfunkel

Forever Simon & Garfunkel celebrates the best selling duo in rock’n’roll history. With humor, soaring energy, charm, and laser precise harmony, Sean Altman & Jack Skuller lead the audience on a concert journey through Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel’s teenage roots, their early success as a groovy folk act, their global dominance as hit-makers, and even some of Paul Simon’s solo career. The Sound Of Silence, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Mrs. Robinson, I Am A Rock, The Boxer, Homeward Bound, Cecilia, Hazy Shade Of Winter, Feeling Groovy, Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard, Kodachrome, and many more! Award-winning singer-songwriters Sean Altman (Rockapella) & Jack Skuller (Songwriters Hall Of Fame Buddy Holly Prize) met on stage in 2010, when they were paired at a variety show to duet Mrs. Robinson. Jack had just celebrated his 14th birthday, and Sean had just celebrated his shiny new AARP card, but the audience found their December-January musical bromance and brotherly harmony to be enchanting and mesmerizing. The pair has toured as The Everly Set since 2016, celebrating the hits of The Everly Brothers. They formed Forever Simon & Garfunkel in 2020, and they tour both acts internationally. Buy Tickets
20 Apr
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
35.00

The Magicians Guild Presents: Glitches In Reality starring Simon Coronel

Glitches in Reality features World Champion of Close-up Magic and FISM Grand Prix winner, Simon Coronel, in a show that blends theater and magic into a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Labeled an “Alien of Extraordinary Ability” by the U.S. Government, Simon left his engineering career behind to immigrate from Australia to America. There, Simon spent the next decade of his life honing the techniques that would eventually win him the highest accolade in magic – engineering close-up miracles that focus on the craft, skill, and ingenuity of magic, while still leaving his audience overcome with wonder. His masterpiece production, Glitches in Reality, uses close-up trickery and mind-blowing sleight of hand to take the audience on a journey through the truth behind magic and illusion; a truth that is far more amazing than even the illusions themselves. Buy Tickets  
26 Apr
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street

The Magicians Guild Presents: Glitches In Reality starring Simon Coronel

Glitches in Reality features World Champion of Close-up Magic and FISM Grand Prix winner, Simon Coronel, in a show that blends theater and magic into a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Labeled an “Alien of Extraordinary Ability” by the U.S. Government, Simon left his engineering career behind to immigrate from Australia to America. There, Simon spent the next decade of his life honing the techniques that would eventually win him the highest accolade in magic – engineering close-up miracles that focus on the craft, skill, and ingenuity of magic, while still leaving his audience overcome with wonder. His masterpiece production, Glitches in Reality, uses close-up trickery and mind-blowing sleight of hand to take the audience on a journey through the truth behind magic and illusion; a truth that is far more amazing than even the illusions themselves. Buy Tickets  
27 Apr
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street

The Magicians Guild Presents: Glitches In Reality starring Simon Coronel

Glitches in Reality features World Champion of Close-up Magic and FISM Grand Prix winner, Simon Coronel, in a show that blends theater and magic into a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Labeled an “Alien of Extraordinary Ability” by the U.S. Government, Simon left his engineering career behind to immigrate from Australia to America. There, Simon spent the next decade of his life honing the techniques that would eventually win him the highest accolade in magic – engineering close-up miracles that focus on the craft, skill, and ingenuity of magic, while still leaving his audience overcome with wonder. His masterpiece production, Glitches in Reality, uses close-up trickery and mind-blowing sleight of hand to take the audience on a journey through the truth behind magic and illusion; a truth that is far more amazing than even the illusions themselves. Buy Tickets  
28 Apr
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street

A Night of Jazz

A Night of Jazz w/ The Central High School Jazz Band Manchester High School West Jazz Band Memorial High School Jazz Band With The Hillside Middle School Jazz Bands Featuring Special Performance by The Freese Brothers Big Band Combined Fundraiser for all Jazz Band Programs Buy Tickets
30 Apr
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
20.00
May 2024

Susan Werner

Over the course of her twenty-five-year career, Susan Werner has earned a reputation as “one of the most innovative songwriters working today” (Chicago Tribune). With formidable chops on guitar (she began playing at age 5) and piano (she was a guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz), along with a graduate degree in voice performance, her shows are a one-woman master class in musicianship. Although best known as an acoustic songwriter who came up through coffeehouses and folk festivals, the Chicago-based artist has written songs in the style of Gershwin and Cole Porter (I Can’t Be New, 2004), gospel music (The Gospel Truth, 2007), traditional Cuban “son” (An American In Havana, 2016), and New Orleans junk piano (NOLA, 2019). In 2014 she composed the music and lyrics to the musical theater score Bull Durham, The Musical (MGM). Her songs have been recorded by Tom Jones, Michael Feinstein, and Shemekia Copeland, and her latest recording of originals, The Birds of Florida, took flight in 2022. Buy Tickets
03 May
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
29.00

An Evening with The Kruger Brothers

The Krugers moved to the United States in 2002 and is based in Wilkesboro, NC. Since their formal introduction to American audiences in 1997, The Kruger Brothers’ remarkable discipline, creativity and their ability to infuse classical music into folk music has resulted in a unique sound that has made them a fixture within the world of acoustic music. The Kruger Brothers personify the spirit of exploration and innovation that forms the core of the American musical tradition. Their original music is crafted around their discerning taste, and the result is unpretentious, cultivated, and delightfully fresh. Buy Tickets
04 May
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street

New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus Present’s “Putting It All Together”

Our talented Artistic Director, Luc Andre Roberge, has endured with NHGMC nearly a quarter century — almost as long as NHGMC itself! Luc started out as a bass singer in the Chorus from 1988 to 2000. Later in 2000, he was appointed Chorus Director, succeeding Rodney Mansfield. Luc’s passion for singing and music was inspired by his parents, the late Jeanne and Tony Roberge. Luc performed his first singing solo at his First Holy Communion. As a child, he played the organ and clarinet and sang with his family’s church choir. He played in his junior high school band and was chosen as his high school’s Drum Major. Luc studied advanced music theory, conducting, and voice at the University of New Hampshire. He also completed the Choral Concepts and Conducting program under Donald Neuen, Professor of Conducting at UCLA. Luc is a member of the American Choral Directors Association. Luc also has a business career in district merchandising for CVS/Pharmacy. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from New Hampshire College. Luc lives in Manchester with his husband and chorus member, Rickey Shepard. Luc and Rickey met in 2001 and married in 2013. Buy Ticket
05 May
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
25.00

The Vanity

“The Vanity is a New York City based rock band formed by lead guitarist and Manchester native, Elias Kacavas. Elias has appeared in television shows such as Euphoria, and Pretty Little Liars: Original sin and on the big screen in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3. @eliaskacavas Front Man, Carmine Mastrokostas is a New York City based singer/actor and was recently seen in “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical”. Some of his favorite moments onstage have been with “The Vanity” and he can’t wait to bring their sound to the city of Manchester! @cmastro99 On rhythm guitar is Teddy Urban, hailing from Long Island, New York and currently living in Brooklyn. Teddy is the frontman and guitarist of his own NYC rock trio called Stuart Place. @teddyurban On the bass is the Queens native, Jasmin Lopez. Serving as a powerhouse of rhythm, Jas plays in 3 different bands, while also managing a full time job. In her free time, she continues to explore new music, but always finds herself coming back to Morrison Hotel. @jasmin.lopez On drums, Dylan Ellner from Greenwich, CT. He’s the featured drummer in two other bands, Stuart Place and Tri State. Dylan’s style of music is a […]
09 May
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
29.00

An Evening with Singer/Songwriter Teddy Thompson and Band

Called “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters of his generation,” by The New York Times, singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson is a native Englishman who has adopted New York City as his home; famously the son of singer-songwriters Richard and Linda Thompson, he emigrated to the States almost twenty years ago, barely out of his teens, to embark on a career of his own. He was heavily influenced not by folk music but by such artists as Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, and the Everly Brothers. As NPR reported, “He has said he didn’t listen to any music made after 1959 until he was 16. As a kid, he listened to early rock ‘n’ roll and country music exclusively.” This resulted in a unique voice that is at once rock and country, then pop and folk. Buy Tickets
10 May
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street

Mother of A Comedy Show

Kerri Louise Who can turn the world on with her smile? Mary Tyler Moore. But who can turn the world on with her hysterical stories, original humor, and boisterous characters? Kerri Louise. High-energy, commanding and versatile–but enough about her sex life-Kerri Louise can entertain any audience with her warmth and razor-edge wit. She just filmed the hit, new, stand-up show “Gotham Live” on AXS-TV. Kerri was a regular correspondent on the Oprah Winfrey Show and that lead her to be a guest on the very first episode of The Dr. OZ Show. NBC took Kerri all the way to the finals in the show Last Comic Standing. Her performance on that show prompted The Women’s Entertainment Network to make her the star of her own reality show called “TWO FUNNY”. Howard Stern said,“She needs a sitcom!” Other guest appearances include… TV Guide’s “Stand-Up In Stilettos”, NBC’s “The Apprentice”, The Montel Show, Nickelodeon’s “Nick Mom Night Out”, Comedy Central, NBC’s “Access Hollywood”, ABC’s “The View” among many more. Christine Hurley Christine Hurley loves what she does…making people laugh! Married to Jimmy Hurley and having five kids, Christine is never at a loss for comedic material. Like any great comedian, Christine has […]
11 May
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
30.00

Mother of A Comedy Show

Kerri Louise Who can turn the world on with her smile? Mary Tyler Moore. But who can turn the world on with her hysterical stories, original humor, and boisterous characters? Kerri Louise. High-energy, commanding and versatile–but enough about her sex life-Kerri Louise can entertain any audience with her warmth and razor-edge wit. She just filmed the hit, new, stand-up show “Gotham Live” on AXS-TV. Kerri was a regular correspondent on the Oprah Winfrey Show and that lead her to be a guest on the very first episode of The Dr. OZ Show. NBC took Kerri all the way to the finals in the show Last Comic Standing. Her performance on that show prompted The Women’s Entertainment Network to make her the star of her own reality show called “TWO FUNNY”. Howard Stern said,“She needs a sitcom!” Other guest appearances include… TV Guide’s “Stand-Up In Stilettos”, NBC’s “The Apprentice”, The Montel Show, Nickelodeon’s “Nick Mom Night Out”, Comedy Central, NBC’s “Access Hollywood”, ABC’s “The View” among many more. Christine Hurley Christine Hurley loves what she does…making people laugh! Married to Jimmy Hurley and having five kids, Christine is never at a loss for comedic material. Like any great comedian, Christine has […]
11 May
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
30.00
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The Best Seat in the House

The Rex Theatre

23 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Mail: [email protected]
Phone: 603.668.5588

REX THEATRE PARKING

There are plenty of parking options that make spending a night at the theatre fun and easy.

VICTORY PARKING GARAGE

The Victory Parking Garage is city-owned.
Procedure for parking meters:
1. Find available space and remember your space number
2. Walk to street level corner stairwell or front of office location and find pay by space meter
3. Follow instructions on meter (coins and credit only, no dollar bills) @0.75 hour / max of $6.00
4. Please remember to pay before leaving garage.
Note: Parking is free after 8PM on Fridays, and on weekends and Holidays.

VIP PARKING LOT

Limited spots available. To reserve your spot, click here.

The Palace Theatres has acquired the parking lot at 77 Amherst St and theatre patrons may now reserve a parking spot when attending a show. The lot opens 90 minutes before show time and closes 30 minutes after the show ends. The parking reservation times will be listed on the reservation ticket. 

VIP parking patrons will be able to enter the Palace Theatre through the back via the red “Star Door”, only a few feet from the parking lot. *Please note – this entrance has stairs. VIP parking is not recommended for those requiring handicap access.

Note: Once purchased, your ticket must be presented in order to enter the parking lot at 77 Amherst St. 

Parking is only allowed during the times listed on the ticket. Violators will be towed and future parking privileges denied.

CITIZENS BANK PARKING LOT

The Citizens Bank parking lot next to the Palace is now privately owned and managed, and charges fees that are not associated with the Palace Theatre.
Note: Only credit cards will be accepted as a mode of payment

ON STREET PARKING

On-street parking is typically $0.75 an hour. Be aware that some on-street parking meters have a two-hour limit. Read meters for specific details and applicable hours.
Note: On-street parking is free after 8PM on Fridays and all day on weekends and Holidays.