Concord has been rated one of the safest and best places to live - not only in New Hampshire, but in the country.
Concord pack the biggest cultural offering north of Boston. The Capital Center for the Arts has Broadway shows, international performing artists, ballet – you get the picture. And, just across Main Street, Red River Theatres shows hothouse independent films and offers events like costume parties and sing-alongs unavailable in big box theatres. Down the street, the City Auditorium has all kinds of concerts, shows and plays in a smaller setting, many of them free.
Up the road at the Steeplegate Mall, a former retail space is now the new Hatbox Theatre – an 80 plus seat performance arts space that is offering everything from theatre to magic shows. Back on Main Street, New England College has turned a storefront into an arts space, too – with concerts every weekend. The True Brew Barista in Bicentennial Square offers similar programs outdoors in season. The city is suddenly full of music.
That is no surprise, as the Concord Community Music School has attracted top talents to teach and perform here for more than 30 years – their Mandolin and Fiddle festivals draw folks from miles away.
And our thriving arts community includes notable galleries such as the Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden and McGowan Fine Art.