New Hampshire's congressional delegation announced last week that New Hampshire venues have started receiving over $23.6 million in federal aid through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program.

This funding will reach at least 52 live venues across the state as part of a nationwide $16.25 billion grant program meant to assist venues that demonstrated a revenue loss of at least 25 percent due to the pandemic, according to a press release.

The majority of Seacoast venues that received funds are located in Portsmouth. Friends of The Music Hall was awarded $1,465,365.

Portsmouth fireworks looking up Chestnut Street by the Music Hall
Portsmouth fireworks looking up Chestnut Street by The Music Hall (Shawn St.Hilaire)

Here is a listing of which Seacoast venues are included and how much money they are receiving:

-Stone Wood Cinema LLC, Barrington, $490,578

-Bright and Lyon LLC, Exeter, $39,722

-Coastal Concerts LLC, Hampton, $2,684,966

-3S Contemporary Arts Space, Portsmouth, $259,548

-Friends of The Music Hall, Portsmouth, $1,465,365

-New Hampshire Theatre Project, Portsmouth, $39,865

-Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth, $109,449

-Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Portsmouth, $558,992

-Union Pub Co. LLC, Portsmouth, $482,733

-The Rochester Opera House, Rochester, $527,140

The Small Business Administration’s full list of Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program award recipients is available here 

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