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Since the Silver Center opened its doors in 1992, our mission has remained the same: to engage, educate, serve and support the students of Plymouth State University in the study, performance and appreciation of the performing arts. As the major cultural arts center in central New Hampshire, the Silver Center also serves as an arts presenter in order to provide a rich, rewarding cultural experience for students, faculty, staff and the public at large presenting guest artists whose work reflects the best in American and world cultures. We invite the community to join us for performances by students and faculty as well as professional guest artists, for readings in the Eagle Pond Authors’ Series, the Sidore Lecture Series, and all of the many wonderful cultural experiences we have to offer.

Our Facilities

The Hanaway Theatre

A 665 seat proscenium theatre that hosts a variety of student and professional performances including opera, ballet, symphonic and chamber music and dramatic productions.
Two-Price Seating Map
Premium Seating Map

The Smith Recital Hall

Our 174 seat facility features an acoustic embrace for vocal and instrumental performances.
Seating Map

The Studio Theatre

Known as an experimental theatre or “black box,” seats approximately 110 in a thrust configuration.


Let Us Help You Plan Your Event!

No matter the size of your meeting, event, or conference, our Professional Events Staff is committed to your success and attendee experience!

Request your space online at or call (603) 535-3868 for pricing and availability.