Portsmouth Entertainment

Portsmouth Entertainment

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

Click for map of hotels closest to Portsmouth Pavilion.
Click for map of hotels closest to Portsmouth 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.