Reviews of The Colonial Theatre, Keene NH (Movie Theater)

95 Main St, Keene, NH 03431

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REVIEWS OF The Colonial Theatre, Keene NH IN Vermont

John Zylinski

Awesome place saw Arlo Guthrie tonight

lisa fitzgerald

Always amazing....staff members are fantastic!

Fred Blouin

The Colonial Theater in Keene NH is the best local theater for live performances. They seem to always have some kind of live show happening every week during the show season.

Karen Chetty

Great sound & atmosphere. Good bookings most seasons. Make sure you know where your seats are because the volunteer ushers can be a little "under-familiar" with seating arrangements.

Jim Mason

Beautifully restored theater. Great place to see a concert, as it is not too big.

Deborah Gay

Wonderful old theatre -and they use Cabot butter on the popcorn!

Rhonda Luopa

A friend and I went to a concert right before Christmas. It was a very enjoyable show. The concert was sold out and was full but it was still comfortable. There were a lot of ushers/volunteers around to help guide people to their seats. I ordered the tickets online thru The Colonials own box office, paid by credit card & picked up the tickets @ the door the night of the show. No muss no fuss. We had a great time & I'm looking forward to going to more shows there!

Angela Fox

Cartoon loony toons

Alysha Beckford

I went here for a Bernie Sanders campaign/rally and it was great and for those who went do you remember when this guy stand up in the crowd and everyone thought he was Bernie Sanders and started to clap

Gail Connelly

Always wonderful going to any show in such a historical place!

Zoe Jane R

I went to the "Who's Bad?" event there and I enjoyed it! You can purchase a decent a ray of food and drinks, even alcohol. The have so many people there to help you find your seat and everyone is very sweet and always willing to help anytime.

Karl Karter

Always a wonderful performance at that theater Class Act

Sandi Card

Was a great show!

Laura Carbonneau

I love performing here. Moderately priced but so much that goes on. Beautiful space.

Michael Kulp

another great show at the Colonial, always high quality ye different

Shawn Maguire

Tedx was awesome

Cecilia Long

All are good seats and quite beautiful

Doreen Frost

Nice place

Wendy John

Great venue! Always lots to choose from :-) very clean well cared for and renovated!

Robert Jantti Sr

Went and saw tequila sun rise, an eagles tribute band. Saw them twice and they are great.

Kristin Newell

It's a pretty theater with good shows especially for such a small town. It's nice to have an opportunity to see theater (or concerts) so close to home. The concessions are also fairly reasonably priced for such a venue.

Jason Steele

great place to catch an act

Trevor Wood

Always a great time here. The shows that get booked are fantastic. The sound and view is always astonishing.

Jonathan Correia

Beautiful old theater that shows some of the best in independent film. Seats are wicked comfy, best popcorn, and they have awesome live events

Kerry Hall

Loved this great old theatre! Great sound, great architecture.

Bill Heyman

A simply wonderful entertainment venue! Consistently great shows and independent film.

Deborah Sampson

As usual, entering the lobby was a chaotic mess. Someone in management needs to figure a better system for getting people into the inner lobby before a show. The show itself was fabulous 'Step Afrika'.

Kathy Carpenter

Awesome Theater great shows

Charles Oropallo

We saw Bob Marley at the Colonial. The staff are very welcoming and friendly. Very nice theater. A great place to go to see this stand up comedian after a great dinner at Papagallos!

Patrick Grassey

Wonderful venue. Very ornate woodworking. The staff was absolutely amazing. I will definitely be back for more performances. It would have received five stars, but the sound actually left a bit to be desired and not being able to have a drink where they set up the merchandise booth would have also earned the fifth star. Overall it was amazing. Thank you, New Hampshire!

Rick/Mary Fraelick

I have not been to this theatre but saw Kathy Mattea last night in Rockport, Ma. Save your money ! So tragic for her since she lost her voice during menopause ( her words) and had had to relearn singing. She is only able to sustain lower range notes . Very sad

Jennifer Carroll

I love the variety of events at the Colonial. Always a great show and well organized.

Alicia Zilske

Great shows- local community productions, national tours, cool live music, quirky fun stuff, Met Live HD. All the movies that you want to see but might not come to the local standard theater. They run the Oscar nominated shorts too. There's a film festival in the spring. The staff is friendly. But hey, be considerate... Arrive on time for the show and for heaven's sake, put your phone away and be in the moment. It's worth it!

Sheila Phillips

Great 2 hours with Paula Poundstone

Gail Berry

We had a fabulous time at the Roots of Creation & Wailers show. It is a beautiful historic theater. Plenty of room, competitive pricing, and a great sound.

Ben Healy

Great little venue in downtown Keene. Parking is easy to find and tickets are reasonable prices. Ever since the inside was remodelled or looks so much nicer. The staff are friendly and helpful as well

Marcus Stuart - Vannini

Great venue, one of the fee real treasures of Keene

Ruthlyn Richards

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue with special guest Devon Gilfillian... Dynamite Dynamite performance.. the show was great.

Steven King

Excellent show (Tommy Emanuel) in a nice venue

Jessica Luong

Great seats wherever you sit. Small theater, but holds a lot, so feels a bit crowded. Offer beer, wine, soda snacks.

Diana Cassel

Show was excellent, seats were a bit tight, but a beautiful old theater.

Wendy Mattis

Nice gem in the middle of the city. Staff was wonderfully friendly and helpful.

Allison Laotta

Beautiful theatre

Kevin Quigley

Nice place to see an old movie with an old friend

Kathy Fiske

Great concert! Easy to get in and out.

Jim Henry

Beautifully restored classic theatre.

John Brewster

always a great place to go.

Josh Dillingham

The theater was fine. The employee that sold us the tickets seemed pretty disinterested in his job. He spoke with one word answers and didn't tell us where to go after handing us the tickets

Robert Ekblom

Our home town arts center. Wonderful atmosphere for any venue.

Julianne Gadoury

Gorgeous downtown venue!

LadyLuna 1467

Great concessions, very comfy seats, and amazing performances.

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Jason Hart

A quaint venue but the scene is beautiful inside

Jason Priest

Amazing old school theater. Lots of wonderful artists have and do still perform here. Everything from bands, to comedy, to classic movies. Nostalgic place that everyone should support.

Eli Leclaire

Wonderful theater, lovely history and architecture. But I will say, that at six foot two, I do not fit in the balcony seats. I did not have room for my knees and was extremely uncomfortable trying to find a position to sit in. Even with this, I will probably be back, unfortunately I may need to pay for the more expensive seats down on the floor or the front row seats. Very friendly staff

Shana Stack

I love going to shows here. Acoustics are awesome and its gorgeous. Would love if they could get more classic country acts such as Patty Loveless.

Christine Cardillo

Seen recycled percussion concert. Amazing show ..

Dennis Hennigan

Great show with Louis Black

Karen Truehart

My husband and I love this classic theater. We have been to many great shows. Warning, pay for the seats on the main floor. The balcony seats have very little leg room.

Marc Manuel

Good folks, helpful. Nice place. Good music!

Karen Gallo

Great small theater. Looking forward to more shows.

Dan Kolasienski

3 Dog Night, Great Show !!

Angel Chapman

A beautiful old theater that has been refurbished. It looks fantastic inside. We recently attended shows sitting in the front row and then another show in the very last row of the balcony and we enjoyed both of these regardless of seating. We could still see and hear the whole show even in the last row! A big variety of performers come to Keene so it is worth paying attention to find the ones you like. We enjoyed both Jake Shimabukaru, ukelele show and Recycled Percussion concert very much! The ushers are outstanding!

Heather Hier

Had a great time. Beautiful place, great staff. Horrible popcorn.

John Gavin

Good venue. Pretty small I think in the 800 range ish. Pretty good at getting national acts or older world acts.

Lars Sanden

Good sound, seats not super comfortable but tolerable.

Will Johnson

Great show, nice venue.

Help Desk

Went to see BOC what a great theater to see a show like that. I've loved this theater since I was a little girl, what a great job renovating!!!

Lisabeth Cullum

It's a great place to see a show or a movie

Joshua luke Coleman

it was a perfect show that we watched for tonight and beautiful seating view

Sarah Jones2

This was our first visit here since we moved to the area. What an amazing building! I hope to go back soon to be able to explore - I really want to learn more about the history. The staff - ticket takers, concessions, ushers, security - were all polite, friendly, and professional. I had to call to make a change to my tickets a few days before the show and Heidi was amazing. Thank you for a fantastic evening!

John Weber

We've been to live shows here several times, most recently an excellent performance by Pink Martini. As far as I can tell, there is not a bad seat anywhere. Last night we noticed the first few rows were not fixed seats, but padded free standing chairs like you might see in a function hall. I haven't sat there myself, but I wonder how comfortable they would be, and they're too close to the stage for my tastes.

Sean Radcliffe

Beautiful old theater. Acoustics are Pleasant and good in any seat. I have seen live performances as well as films in the colonial. it's all good

Robert E. Lafond

Great films and live entertainment.

Gregg Zavorotny

Great atmosphere

Beth Brown

A night I will always remember!!!! Englebert was absolutely fabulous!

Marsha Cook

Love this place. Excellent films you will never see at the movie house.

Elise Dearth

Always a wide variety of great shows!

Ian APOLLO-G Bolser

Excellent acoustics!

Todd Cleveland

Watched Warren Miller with family. Great time. This is a great setting for a community viewing.

Gail Szafir

The beauty of the Colonial in architecture along with the sound quality makes this a perfect place for any type of venue and the Colonial offers many different types. We are blessed to live 20 minutes from it.

Robert Chase

Some great shows!

Dorothy Vedoe

Great Venue for A Concert!

Steven Moody

Good place to see shows.

John Jenness

My family and I attended a Met Opera Live show of the opera Terandot on the big screen. I think this is a great opportunity to expose yourself and kids to opera; without having to travel, pay hundreds of dollars and get all dressed up without even knowing if you like opera or not. Seats are comfortable and it wasn't very crowded so you could spread out and select any seat you want. I would even suggest the balcony seats above. Since it's a live show you have extended intermissions while sets are being changed which gives you a break to get coffee and snacks at the concession stand. I highly recommend as a first step to anyone who would be interested in attending an opera. This show was part of a series so check the Colonial's website for their full schedule!

Mary Ewell

Great movie and

Donna Munson

Thought that while the show was very good, we purchased 3 of the VIP tickets. It was advertised that these included 1 official dinosaur zoo live item each. They ran out of the safari hats so they gave very cheap little rubber toys and stickers that were not merchandise items and felt that it wasn't worth the extra $20.00 per ticket.

josette cochrane-lusk

Beautifully restored theater from the time when theaters meant something. Staff was pleasant and helpful.

Johnny Andriani

A beautiful theater with beautiful people running it. Had a great experience being and performing there .

Matthew Valentinas

Wonderful theater and staff. Great accoustics.

Joanne Tear

Seen Engelbert Hunperdinck there and it was awesome. I'm from Massachusetts and it was very easy to find, inside was done real nice I will definitely go back there for more concerts, hopefully Engelbert will come back.

Samuel Elliott

I love to go to this theatre during some of the live performances put on by the local MOCO Arts. It's nice to see a traditional play with the family or even catch a movie screening with some friends. This place is a truly wonderful and I highly recommend you guys check it out! Keep Exploring ∆ Samuel Elliott

Chloe Jenness

Great theatre and great location. I went and saw an opera and it was fantastic. The sound quality coming from the speakers was amazing (it was a recording from the Met). They have other cool performances too. The staff was nice and the …

John Hallengren

Nice seating, helpful employees!

Keith MacKay

Classic theater. Beautiful venue. Old-school popcorn (real butter), comfy seats.

Ann Greco

Went to a Three Dog Night concert. Super venue. Comfortable seats

Julie Croteau

Saw a great Mike Jackson trib band


Decent quality movie theater, I guess this is the best that it'll get for Keene.

Athena Davis

Gorgeous theater. There was a projector malfunction when we were there, and the movie started nearly an hour late. Staff was all very kind. Toward the end of the film, the sound of popcorn popping actually became quite disruptive. It's a shame the machine can be heard through the walls like that.

Betsy Street

Wonderful venue

Gregory Potter

Great classic theater

Ben Jacobs

great classic theater with many good movies and shows. the sound system could probably use an upgrade.

Brenda silva

nice venue, small but not a bad seat, chairs are comfortable.

Dean Robinson

We love the colonial and we are members. But, today when we went to a matinee at 2, the ticket office had no idea they had advertised a movie for 2 or clock. After a few minutes they let about 20 of us in and started the movie.

Roger Bowen Weld

Nice old historic venue with limited legroom in the balcony seats unless you have an aisle seat.

Trevor Corliss

Loud shows always make for a nice night out!

Victoria M.J. Read

A beautiful, historical theatre! Support it today!

Eric Johnson

This is great local theater with a lot of character - you wont get a fancy new stadium seating style experience but its worth seeing a movie/performance here.

Gunnar Carlson

Service amazing

Bruce Furst

Great venue for music and other performances. Acoustics are very good, seating comfortable, and sight lines to the stage seem to be very good from all sorts in the theatre.

Matt Beier

Awesome old-school feel and great shows

Lawrence McFarland

An attractive and comfortable venue for both films and live performances. The Colonial is truly committed to serving the Cheshire County community.

Penny Pinscher

Loved Bob Marley comedy.

Chris Smart

Amazing place to visit, historical... Clean and the people were very nice

John Stone

Fantastic..lions club little mermaid was top notch

purple unicornpee

If you are taller than 5'5" or overweight you won't fit in the seat. Seats are tiny. The rows are too narrow. And with the seats directly inline if the person infront of you is taller than you you won't see anything. I purchased seats direct center for the North Shore Comedy show. (I tried to get the best seats but apparently Savings bank of Walpole, the sponsor, got all the floor seats.) The man in front of me completely blocked out the show. He kept pushing back in his seat slamming my knees. I spoke with an usher who told me the show was sold out. There were several other people complaining they they didn't fit in their seats. Once the show began they directed us to folding chairs in the very back. There we couldn't hear the first 2 acts. (It seemed they turned up the speakers after that.) We also had to deal with 3 ushers talking over the show. What a way to spend our anniversary. And it only got worse as we were harassed and threatened by the drunk people outside the Lab and Lager on the way to our car.

Richard Anderson

Great place and amazing sound quality.

Lara Moody

Mother of a Comedy Show was hysterical!!! I haven't laughed that much or that hard in forever! If you get the chance, go see them!

Madison Billingsley

Saw Arlo Guthrie tonight. Super show. Brought good memories of the 60s . He did some Dylan and Pete Seeger. Ended with his dad Woody's "This Land Is Your Land". So many good shows this past year at the Colonial. More to come!!!

Christine Simonds

Love the lion's club shows!!

Elisha Perlman

This is the most uncomfortable theater I've ever been in. I attempted to see Lewis Black on September 22 2018. We had balcony seats. Let me tell you, this place was not designed for average sized humans let alone larger or taller ones. People in 1924, when this theater was built, were much smaller then. With a packed house, EVERYONE was seated shoulder to shoulder, packed like sardines. There is no room for your legs and your toes are smushed against the seat in front. My husband is 5 foot 11 and his knees were tightly packed up against the seat in front. It was a claustrophobic experience. Between the horrible lead in comic, who went on and on for over 50 painful minutes and the ridiculous half hour intermission BEFORE Lewis Black even came on and the claustrophobic atmosphere we ended up walking out BEFORE seeing our favorite comic. I cannot seriously comprehend the positive reviews for this lackluster, uncomfortable, outdated PATHETIC theater.

Ruth Richardson

Beautiful old theater with great acoustics!

Laura Elcoate

The doors were supposed to open at 7, they opened at 7:20, fortunately it wasn't raining. The show was supposed to start at 7:30, it was almost 8 when it started. This was my 1st time there. We have tickets for several more shows this season, I hope this is not how this theater is usually run.

Erica Herzog

Great little place to take the kids for a show! Incredibly hot inside though so dress accordingly! It's a tiny theater where they pack in a lot of people.

Ryan Hill

Great live show at great theatre

Jamie Hallengren

Attended Three Dog Night in this beautiful theater. The venue is great for concerts - not a bad seat in the place. Great acoustics. A gem in Keene worth driving to.

steve gaudreau

Beautiful theatre always great shows going on

Denise Tarbox

The entertainment here is GREAT. Wish I had the money to buy more tickets.

Keith McAuslan

This is wonderful old theatre, I would not call it a movie theater though this is a stage theater. We were here for a live folk music event. As an old stage theater it has the same charm that they all have. Accommodations have been made for …

Debra Lynn

Nice atmosphere but the seating is cramped. Not much leg room.

Vern & Amanda Bathrick

Awesome view from wherever you sit! Had a great time. The only downside is the seats are a little cramped. The staff was very helpful and friendly!

Kenny evans

Awesome theatre. Great history comfortable and fun.

Nicolas Bosonetto

Great venue. Seen everything from comedian Bob Marley to the Russian ballet, to movies there.

Marty Hebert

Wonderful ballet

ted brisbois

great show coolplace

Will Mattieu

A beautiful, well kept, old school theatre that we attended for the first time in November, 2012. The Colonial has a well dressed staff that pays attention to what is going on and is very helpful. A small but incredibly important footnote, this theatre has kept the secret to making the best tasting theatre popcorn in all of New England. Not only does the smell of it welcome you when you walk into the lobby but brings back the memories of all the great small theatres we used to visit when we were children. Definitely a key to the experience!

Barbara Evans

Charming restored old theatre, it shows recent and the classic films . Many types of top live events too! A community gem!

Pam McCarthy

Great place to see a concert!

Heather S

Never a place to go and see a show if you like to dance. This is a seating only establishment; even when it publicizes certain seats are expected to be for dancing.

Bryan Leblanc

Great theater acoustics are incredible but seats are tight

Just in

Always a pleasant experience nice theater.

Nancy Cail

Wonderful small theatre with great performers.

Marc Hennessey

Great venue for the Bernie Sanders rally

Ella Fleurant

The balcony legroom is HORRIBLE!!! I spent the entire Beach Boys concert worrying whether my old friend Charley Horse would start bugging me! NEVER AGAIN!!!


Always a good time at the colonial in keene. Comedy, music, plays choose your venue and go.

Sean Ashcraft

Nice clean venue. Went to see the machine! Super fun

Marcia Hayes

They have great shows here. I always enjoy going.

Glenn Peters

Brings me back to the old time theaters


A great place to see a show or a movie. When going to see any of the wonderful "indie" films that come to the Colonial I always choose the balcony seats, as they offer a truly rare movie experience. Always an eclectic selection of live theatre and performances as well.

Yvonne Aulner

Just because

Kathy Donald

Went to Lions performance of Tarzan; fantastic job by all.

Philip Lafland

Just saw the Oak Ridge Boys, they were SO great!

Baby Steps Family Assistance

Great hometown theater kept with the original interior, lots of great talent centerly located to have a meal ahead of time.

Nick Taaffe

Always great not a bad seat in the house

Donna Aldrich

Love the annual Acapella Sing off ( f.r.) by MAPS!

John Revilla

Tarzan by Lions club was excellent


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