The Old Sol Mission

Old Sol Music Hall is a nonprofit organization working to establish a performance venue and community space in downtown Manchester, New Hampshire. Projected to open in 2018, Old Sol will leverage the arts to create positive social and environmental impact through providing cultural and civic programming, along with opportunities for patrons to give back to the local community. The long-term objective of Old Sol is to build social capital within New Hampshire to attract and retain its Millennial workforce.

Our Story

Projected to open in 2018, Old Sol Music Hall will be a dynamic performance venue and community space in the heart of Manchester, New Hampshire. Both a cultural and civic venue, Old Sol represents the growing imagination and revitalization of downtown Manchester.

Envisioned specifically for the shuttered Rex Theatre at 23 Amherst Street, Old Sol Music Hall will curate diverse programming, furnishing Manchester’s changing landscape with a much-needed venue for 20- and 30-somethings. Beyond entertainment, Old Sol will additionally provide opportunities for patrons to engage in pre-show and ongoing community service projects as well.

Old Sol Music Hall will join other forward-thinking organizations and institutions in the ongoing transformation of a once-industrial milltown into a 21st century cultural and civic powerhouse

Old Sol calls this initiative its More Than Music model, leveraging the arts to create positive social and environmental impact. These efforts will provide a unique experience for Old Sol partons and simultaneously strengthen the fabric of the Greater Manchester community.

Old Sol is committed to playing a supporting role in helping the State of New Hampshire and specifically Greater Manchester address one of its most pressing challenges: attracting and retaining young professionals and college students. Upon opening, Old Sol Music Hall will join other forward-thinking organizations and institutions in the ongoing transformation of a once-industrial milltown into a 21st century cultural and civic powerhouse. Old Sol aspires to give Millennials one more powerful reason to choose New Hampshire as their permanent home.

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Support Old Sol Today!

Supporting Old Sol Music Hall is more than a donation to the venue and our day-to-day operations, but will go toward developing Manchester's art culture through positive community and environmental engagement. We believe that cultivating the arts will allow us to strengthen our community and your support can help us achieve that goal.

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