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

Candlelight: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and More

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Manchester, NH. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Vivaldi and More at The Rex Theatre under the gentle glow of candlelight. Buy Tickets Tentative Program “The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 1 RV 269: “Spring”” – Vivaldi “The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 2 RV 315: “Summer”” – Vivaldi “Thaïs: Méditation” – Jules Massenet “Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons: “Spring 3”” – Max Richter “The Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas: Verano Porteño” – Astor Piazzolla “Libertango” – Astor Piazzolla “The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 3 RV 293: “Autumn”” – Vivaldi “The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 4 RV 297: “Winter”” – Vivaldi
17 Apr
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street

Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Manchester, NH. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Adele at The Rex Theatre under the gentle glow of candlelight. Buy Tickets Tentative Program “Hello” “Rumour Has It” “Make You Feel My Love” “Water Under the Bridge” “Oh My God” “Someone Like You” “Send My Love (to Your New Lover)” “Chasing Pavements” “Skyfall” “When We Were Young” “Set Fire to the Rain” “Easy On Me” “Rolling in the Deep”
17 Apr
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street

An Evening with Patty Larkin and Robbie Fulks

Join us for an evening with two of the best singer-songwriters in the country! PATTY LARKIN is a visionary of sound and wonder, a real deal version of artistry made of equal parts guitar wizardry, vocals shot through with soul, and inventive lyrics that ripple across the terrain of the heart. Described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic”(Entertainment Weekly), and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter), Patty has captured audiences for over 30 years with an imagination, enchantment, and technical artistry that has redefined the boundaries of the guitar-driven singer-songwriter. Robbie Fulks is a singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter. His current release, Bluegrass Vacation on Compass Records, returns him to his bluegrass roots, with a large group of masterful musicians including Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Justin Moses, Ronnie McCoury, Alison Brown, David Grier, Tim O’Brien, Todd Phillips, John Cowan, Brennen Leigh, Randy Kohrs, Sierra Hull, Stuart Duncan, Shad Cobb, and Chris Eldridge. Across 11 new original songs (and one freewheeling interpretation of the Delmore Brothers), Robbie covers themes like small-town blues, the endurance of childhood memory, inebriation, love, divorce, the role of music in strengthening family bonds, losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s, and bluegrass itself. Buy Tickets
18 Apr
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
29.00

Comedy at the Rex: Rafi Gonzalez and special guest

Rafi Gonzalez is a stand-up comedian from Puerto Rico known for his conversational style and material that centers around his experiences with American culture. Originally finding success as the lead singer of a nationally touring rock band, Gonzalez switched gears in 2015 and exploded onto the New England and Boston comedy scenes. There has been no looking back since. Buy Tickets
19 Apr
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Rex Theatre
23 Amherst Street
25.00

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
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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.