Music and Performing Arts
Portsmouth has two great venues for music and the arts.
The Portsmouth Harbor Center Pavilion (formerly nTelos Pavilion) is a 6,500 seat amphitheater that’s a fun place to enjoy a concert, either under the tent structure, or under the stars on the lawn. The Pavilion is located on the waterfront in downtown Portsmouth.
Willett Hall is a 2,000 seat indoor facility with outstanding acoustics, located near one of Portsmouth’s residential neighborhoods.
Hotels Close to the Portsmouth Harbor Center Pavilion
Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center – This hotel is right on the water, with great views across to the Norfolk. A short walk to the concert pavilion, close to Old Towne Portsmouth and the ferry across to Norfolk.
Map of Hotels Closest to the Pavilon – See more Portsmouth and Norfolk hotels located nearby.
Come to a concert by boat! The Ocean Marine Yacht Center is right next door to the Pavilion. Contact them about getting a slip and you’ll be a short walk from the show.
You can also stay in Norfolk and catch a ride on the passenger ferry that travels between Norfolk’s waterfront and Portsmouth’s waterfront. During the summer, the last ferries leave Portsmouth at 11:30 p.m. Note: Visit the ferry website to confirm schedules.