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

July 2024

An Evening with Roomful of BluesOngoing

Back by popular demand! With a non-stop performance schedule for over 50 years, Roomful of Blues has earned critical, popular, and radio success and a legion of fans across the globe. According to DownBeat magazine, Roomful of Blues “are in a class by themselves.” With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues, and R&B, it’s no wonder why the great Count Basie called them “the hottest blues band I ever heard.” Since 1967, the group’s deeply rooted blend of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues, and soul has earned it 5 Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including 7 Blues Music Awards and the prestigious DownBeat International Critics Poll for “Best Blues Band”. Buy Tickets
12 Jul
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
29.00

The Ultimate Creedence Clearwater Revival & John Fogerty Tribute Show: Green River

The show is very faithful to a live CCR performance. Listeners enjoy a full 90-minute show of their favorite CCR classics (Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Up Around the Bend to name a few) and songs that Creedence would turn into live jams such as Born on the Bayou and Susie Q. The band also mixes in John Fogerty classics including The Old Man Down the Road and Centerfield capturing the energy of his current show. Buy Tickets
13 Jul
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
35.00

Dueling Pianos: Live at the Rex

What are dueling pianos?  Dueling piano shows are request-oriented, interactive sing-a-long shows wherein two piano players sit across from each other and trade songs. For this show, you can request as many love songs as you want. It has been said that a dueling piano show is quite literally “the most fun one can have with one’s clothes On!”I have to agree! It is a massive “to the top of your lungs” sing-along with all your friends while drinking to excess! Two grand pianos are center-stage with a team of outrageously talented pianists who seem to know every song ever written. Each show is different because it’s all requested and you or your friends might even get called up on stage for a bit of good-humored fun and some unforgettable u- tube moments. Think YOU won’t sing along…Just TRY not too…. I dare ya! – Bill Connors Buy Tickets
19 Jul
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
29.00

Candlelight: A Tribute to Queen and More

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Manchester. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Queen and more at The Rex Theatre under the gentle glow of candlelight. Buy Tickets Tentative Program Queen: “Don’t Stop Me Now” “Killer Queen” “Somebody to Love” “Love of My Life” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” “Under Pressure” (Queen and David Bowie) “Bohemian Rhapsody” “Fat Bottomed Girls” “We Will Rock You” “Another One Bites the Dust” “We Are the Champions”
26 Jul
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street

Candlelight: Best of Hip-Hop on Strings

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Manchester. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Hip-Hop on Strings at The Rex Theatre under the gentle glow of candlelight. Buy Tickets Tentative Program Gangsta’s Paradise – Coolio I Like It – Cardi B Jay-Z Medley Outkast Medley Lauryn Hill and Fugees Medley Passionfruit – Drake Swimming Pools – Kendrick Lamar 2Pac Medley The Notorious B.I.G. Medley Dr. Dre Medley Eminem Medley
26 Jul
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street

Rust Never Sleeps: A LIVE Neil Young Retrospective

A LIVE Neil Young Retrospective With over eighteen years of performing shows throughout the East Coast, RNS inhabits the spirit of Neil Young. They get you ready for the country with sweet harmonies and soulful pedal steel, or dive deep into the spook with dueling, slashing guitars…all held down by thumping bass grooves and rock solid drumming. Loose as a goose, or tight as a Saturday night, they always satisfy! Join us for a memorable evening that honors the spirit of one of the most respected artists in rock music. Buy Tickets
27 Jul
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
29.00
August 2024

2024 Manchester International Film Festival

Buy Tickets   Day 1 (Friday): 6:00 PM – Lobby opens, registration and check-in. 6:30 PM – Doors to Rex Theatre Open 7:05 PM – BLOCK 1: Best Animation 7:20 PM Post Animation Q&A with Filmmakers 8:00 PM – BLOCK 2: Best Best Short Films / Best New England Short Film 9:30 PM – Mars Bait and Tackle 10:00 PM – Presentation of “Best New England Short Film” Award –Mars Bait & Tackle 10:00 PM Post Show Interview with Mars Bait & Tackle Cast and Filmmakers 10:00 PM – End of Day 1   Day 2 (Saturday): International Night 6:00 PM – Lobby opens, registration and check-in. 6:30 PM – Doors to Rex Theatre Open 7:05 PM – BLOCK 1: Best International Short Film 8:00 PM – BLOCK 2: Ireland Film Focus: Presented by The Irish Film Board. 8:05 PM – Irish Short Comedy Film 8: 15 PM –Best International Feature Presentation Presented by The Irish Film Board. 10:00 PM- Post Movie Q & A with Filmmakers Sponsored by Irish Film Board & Irish Consulate 10:30 PM – End of Day 2 END OF FESTIVAL
09 Aug
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
20.00

2024 Manchester International Film Festival

Buy Tickets   Day 1 (Friday): 6:00 PM – Lobby opens, registration and check-in. 6:30 PM – Doors to Rex Theatre Open 7:05 PM – BLOCK 1: Best Animation 7:20 PM Post Animation Q&A with Filmmakers 8:00 PM – BLOCK 2: Best Best Short Films / Best New England Short Film 9:30 PM – Mars Bait and Tackle 10:00 PM – Presentation of “Best New England Short Film” Award –Mars Bait & Tackle 10:00 PM Post Show Interview with Mars Bait & Tackle Cast and Filmmakers 10:00 PM – End of Day 1   Day 2 (Saturday): International Night 6:00 PM – Lobby opens, registration and check-in. 6:30 PM – Doors to Rex Theatre Open 7:05 PM – BLOCK 1: Best International Short Film 8:00 PM – BLOCK 2: Ireland Film Focus: Presented by The Irish Film Board. 8:05 PM – Irish Short Comedy Film 8: 15 PM –Best International Feature Presentation Presented by The Irish Film Board. 10:00 PM- Post Movie Q & A with Filmmakers Sponsored by Irish Film Board & Irish Consulate 10:30 PM – End of Day 2 END OF FESTIVAL
10 Aug
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
20.00

Connecticut Grateful Dead All Stars

An All-Star Tribute to America’s Favorite Jam Band. Sit back or dance to the best of the Grateful Dead, performed by veteran players from some of the most established Dead Tribute Acts in the Northeast. Hosted by Matt Helm, founder of Terrapin, The CT. Grateful Dead All Stars perform classic Dead tunes as well as Hidden Jems.  Weaving and Jamming, Rocking and Rolling, from St. Stephen to Truckin’, from Scarlet to Estimated. These are generational anthems that leave the audience exhilarated. Plus, you might catch the Boys slipping in a little Santana, Rolling Stones or CSNY!  The Rex show is their New Hampshire debut. Get your tickets today… This is one AWESOME PARTY!  Ct.dead.com Buy Tickets
16 Aug
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
29.50

The Dusty & Dott Show – LIVE!

A girl n’ dog comedy act bringing stories to life for young audiences “The Dusty & Dott Show – LIVE!” is a lively and entertaining show that features the lovable duo, Dusty and Dott, who lead the audience through a whirlwind of hilarious skits, entertaining games, and catchy tunes! This show is a delightful experience that promises to leave everyone with smiles on their faces. With a perfect blend of humor, creativity, and spontaneity, “The Dusty & Dott Show – LIVE!” creates a whimsical world captivating both children and adults alike. Buy Tickets
17 Aug
2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street

The Dusty & Dott Show – LIVE!

A girl n’ dog comedy act bringing stories to life for young audiences “The Dusty & Dott Show – LIVE!” is a lively and entertaining show that features the lovable duo, Dusty and Dott, who lead the audience through a whirlwind of hilarious skits, entertaining games, and catchy tunes! This show is a delightful experience that promises to leave everyone with smiles on their faces. With a perfect blend of humor, creativity, and spontaneity, “The Dusty & Dott Show – LIVE!” creates a whimsical world captivating both children and adults alike. Buy Tickets
17 Aug
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
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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.