Arts

Our Arts program was created to bring an appreciation of the fine arts into students' lives by discovering individual talents, encouraging original expression, and fostering creative discovery. On campus, Students experience live professional performances in the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, see professionally curated exhibits in the PACE Galleries, and display their own works of art in the Nadler Gallery.  
Arts

Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center

* COVID-19 Protocol: In order to keep our doors open, face masks are required inside the building during all events. 

* We are also encouraging online ticket orders to avoid crowding at the box office. Seat selection is available online only. In-person ticket orders will be sold as 'best available.'

* All seats are restricted to pods at time of purchase with social distancing measures in effect. Seat changes are not allowed. 


Located on the campus of Fryeburg Academy, the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is home to a variety of professional and student performances throughout the year, including Fryeburg Academy’s own award-winning music and theater productions. Since opening in 2009, the “LHE/PAC” has offered a state-of-the-art performance space for the Mt. Washington Valley community, presenting world-class music, theater, visual art, educational workshops, and more. 

Please note that our box office phone number has changed. Our new number is 207-544-9066. You can also contact the box office by email at boxoffice@fryeburgacademy.org. 
 
Interested in renting the LHE/PAC for an event? Click HERE 

Programming at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is funded in part by the generosity of the Robert and Dorothy Goldberg Charitable Foundation.


Purchase Tickets to Upcoming Events:

List of 10 events.

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Eurydice

    The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days. Brilliant American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story—a product of the Met’s commissioning program. With a libretto by Sarah Ruhl, adapted from her acclaimed 2003 play, the opera reimagines the familiar tale from Eurydice’s point of view. Yannick Nézet-Séguin oversees the December 4 transmission, leading Aucoin’s evocative music and an immersive new staging by Mary Zimmerman. Soprano Erin Morley sings the title role, opposite baritone Joshua Hopkins as Orpheus and countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński as his otherworldly alter-ego. Bass-baritone Nathan Berg is Eurydice’s father and fellow resident of the underworld, with tenor Barry Banks as Hades himself. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. Estimated Run Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

    Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, December 2nd at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are designed to prepare attendees for the upcoming Live in HD simulcast. 

    In order to keep our doors open, we will be requiring face masks inside the building.
     
    $28-Adults, $25-Seniors (65+), $10-Students


  • Fryeburg Academy Candlelight Concerts

    The Fryeburg Academy Band and Chorus present the annual Candlelight Concerts at 4:00 and 7:00. In order to safely present this year's Candlelight Concerts, we are requiring reserved seating through our ticket service. As always, the Candlelight Concerts are a free community event, but we are gratefully accepting donations to help support the ticket fees we will incur by keeping these concerts free. If you are able to make a donation, you can do so with your credit card during the reservation process online. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration.

     Limited Seating — Reservations required to attend. Details coming soon.
  • Met Opera Live in HD: Cinderella

    In this New Year’s Day performance, Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon, a hit of the 2017–18 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90-minute adaptation, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume leads a delightful cast, which includes mezzo-soprano Emily D’Angelo as Cinderella’s Prince Charming, soprano Jessica Pratt as her Fairy Godmother, and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and bass-baritone Laurent Naouri as her feuding guardians. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. Estimated Run Time: 1 hour, 35 minutes

    Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, December 30th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are designed to prepare attendees for the upcoming Live in HD simulcast. 

    In order to keep our doors open, we will be requiring face masks inside the building.
     
    $28-Adults, $25-Seniors (65+), $10-Students
  • Met Opera Live in HD: Rigoletto

    Bartlett Sher’s bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy arrives in cinemas on January 29. The Tony Award­–winning director resets the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber, themselves boasting a combined 11 Tony Awards. Baritone Quinn Kelsey, a commanding artist at the height of his powers, brings his searing portrayal of the title role to the Met for the first time, starring alongside soprano Rosa Feola as Gilda and tenor Piotr Beczała as the Duke of Mantua, with leading maestro Daniele Rustioni on the podium. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. Estimated Run Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes

    Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, January 27th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are designed to prepare attendees for the upcoming Live in HD simulcast. 

    In order to keep our doors open, we will be requiring face masks inside the building.
     
    $28-Adults, $25-Seniors (65+), $10-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Ariadne auf Naxos

    The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. The outstanding cast for this March 12 transmission also features mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as the Composer of the opera-within-an-opera around which the plot revolves, with soprano Brenda Rae as the spirited Zerbinetta and tenor Brandon Jovanovich as Ariadne’s lover, the god Bacchus. Marek Janowski conducts. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. Estimated Run Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes

    Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, March 10th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are designed to prepare attendees for the upcoming Live in HD simulcast. 

    In order to keep our doors open, we will be requiring face masks inside the building.
     
    $28-Adults, $25-Seniors (65+), $10-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Don Carlos

    For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition. Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a world-beating cast of opera’s leading lights in this March 26 performance, including tenor Matthew Polenzani in the title role, soprano Sonya Yoncheva as Élisabeth de Valois, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as Eboli. Bass Günther Groissböck and bass-baritone John Relyea are Philippe II and the Grand Inquisitor, and baritone Étienne Dupuis rounds out the all-star principal cast as Rodrigue. Verdi’s masterpiece receives a monumental new staging by David McVicar that marks his 11th Met production, placing him among the most prolific and popular directors in recent Met memory. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. Estimated Run Time: 4 hours, 55 minutes

    Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, March 24th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are designed to prepare attendees for the upcoming Live in HD simulcast. 

    In order to keep our doors open, we will be requiring face masks inside the building.
     
    $28-Adults, $25-Seniors (65+), $10-Students

  • The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue

    The national touring Corvettes are returning for another all out Doo Wop celebration! The band's incredibly entertaining show and comical stage antics have left many a happy audience screaming for more. Some of the timeless hits you might hear at a Corvettes Doo Wop Revue show include Twistin' the Night Away, Earth Angel, Rock Around the Clock, and so many more! From New Hampshire to New Orleans and Virginia to Vegas, The Corvettes perform the great music of the Doo Wop era with a fresh, new energy.

    In order to keep our doors open, we will be requiring face masks inside the building.


    $30-Adults, $20-Seniors (65+), $10-Students



  • Met Opera Live in HD: Turandot

    Superstar Anna Netrebko makes her long-awaited Met role debut as Puccini’s icy princess—seen live in cinemas on May 7. Tenor Yonghoon Lee is the bold prince determined to win Turandot’s love, alongside soprano Ermonela Jaho as the devoted servant Liù legendary bass Ferruccio Furlanetto as the blind king Timur. Marco Armiliato conducts Puccini’s stirring score. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. Estimated Run Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

    Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, May 5th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are designed to prepare attendees for the upcoming Live in HD simulcast. 

    In order to keep our doors open, we will be requiring face masks inside the building.
     
    $28-Adults, $25-Seniors (65+), $10-Students

  • Met Opera Live in HD: Lucia di Lammermoor

    On May 21, soprano Nadine Sierra takes on one of the repertory’s most formidable and storied roles, the haunted heroine of Lucia di Lammermoor, in an electrifying new staging by in-demand Australian theater and film director Simon Stone, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. Show-stopping tenor Javier Camarena adds to the bel canto fireworks as Lucia’s beloved, Edgardo, with baritone Artur Ruciński as her overbearing brother, Enrico, and bass Matthew Rose as her tutor, Raimondo. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. Estimated Run Time: 3 hours, 24 minutes

    Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, May 19th at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are designed to prepare attendees for the upcoming Live in HD simulcast. 

    In order to keep our doors open, we will be requiring face masks inside the building.
     
    $28-Adults, $25-Seniors (65+), $10-Students
  • Met Opera Live in HD: Hamlet

    When Australian composer Brett Dean’s Hamlet had its world premiere at the Glyndebourne Festival in 2017, The Guardian declared, “New opera doesn’t often get to sound this good … Shakespeare offers a gauntlet to composers that shouldn’t always be picked up, but Dean’s Hamlet rises to the challenge.” On June 4, this riveting contemporary masterpiece appears live in cinemas, with Neil Armfield, who directed the work’s premiere, bringing his acclaimed staging to the Met stage. Many of the original cast members have followed, including tenor Allan Clayton in the title role. Nicholas Carter makes his Met debut conducting a remarkable ensemble, which also features soprano Brenda Rae as Ophelia, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly as Gertrude, baritone Rod Gilfry as Claudius, and legendary bass John Tomlinson as the ghost of Hamlet’s father. This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HDseries, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe. Estimated Run Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

    Opera enthusiast Joe De Vito will be hosting his Opera Lecture Series on Thursday, June 2nd at 3:00 pm in the LHE/PAC Seminar Room. The lectures, which are free and open to the public, are designed to prepare attendees for the upcoming Live in HD simulcast. 

    In order to keep our doors open, we will be requiring face masks inside the building.
     
    $28-Adults, $25-Seniors (65+), $10-Students

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    Michael Dana 

    Director, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center & Pace Galleries of Art
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    Bob Sheehan 

    Technical Director

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