Hampton Beach Attractions
Above, a live music performance at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Featured Attraction, the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
The 125-year-old Hampton Casino Ballroom, a large, seasonal concert and comedy venue located on the Boardwalk in the heart of Hampton Beach, offers from 60 to 80 live events during its eight-month season that stretches from April to November.
Having hosted performances over more than a century by top names in entertainment from Bing Crosby and Duke Ellington to Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson (see more), the historic Casino is the New Hampshire Seacoast’s pre-eminent visitor attraction, and it is said to have been “second only to the sun and sand” over the years in attracting crowds to Hampton Beach.
The Hampton Beach Casino has long been reputed as one of the best venues to play by artists and one of the best venues to see a show by fans, and indeed, in 2010, Pollstar ranked the Casino Ballroom no less than #23 in the Top 100 Worldwide Club Venues.
Some of the Casino’s shows are fully seated and some shows are standing room/general admission only (depending on the artists’ preferences). If the show is general admission (that is, no seats on the dance floor) the capacity is 2,200; if the show is seated the capacity is 1,800.