973 Islington Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Portsmouth Music and Arts Center, 973 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, 603-431-4278
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DIRECTIONS TO PMAC at 973 ISLINGTON STREET:
From the Center of Portsmouth (Market Square, North Church):
Proceed south on Congress Street through the second traffic light (Maplewood Avenue). The street name changes to Islington and becomes a two-way street. Proceed through two more traffic lights (at Cabot and then Bartlett Streets). 2/10ths of a mile past Bartlett Street, turn Right into the driveway for Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (the sign post also includes listings for 959 and 1001 Mill Apartments). The driveway is located just before Image Arts (the old Hovey's Photo).
From Routes 4/16, or I-95 Exit 5:
At the Traffic Circle, take Route One By-Pass North. Immediately take ramp to exit uphill toward the Roundabout Diner & Lounge sign. At top of ramp, turn Right onto Woodbury Avenue and follow around a sharp curve to the Left. Woodbury ends in one block at a stop sign. Turn Right onto Bartlett Street and follow around a sharp curve to the Left and under a railroad overpass. Bartlett ends in one block at a traffic light. Turn Right onto Islington Street. Proceed 2/10ths of a mile, turn Right into the driveway for Portsmouth Music and Arts Center.
From Route I-95:
Take exit 3B from Route I-95 South, or exit 3 from Route I-95 North. At the end of the exit, turn right off exit onto Route 33. Follow directions below.
From Route 33 (Construction Detour Directions - Spring/Summer 2015):
After road narrows to two lanes, keep straight on road with cemetery on your right as road become Middle Road. You will pass through a lighted intersection at Peverly Hill Road, remain on Middle Road. You will pass over the Route 1 Bypass on a bridge, take the next left onto Spinney Road. At the end of Spinney Road make a sharp left turn (almost a complete 180 degrees) onto Islington St. and immediately turn right into PMAC's driveway (the sign post also includes listings for 959 and 1001 Mill Apartments). The driveway is located just before Image Arts (the old Hovey's Photo).
PARKING AT PMAC:
When parking at PMAC, please follow the arrows in a counter-clockwise direction. The traffic pattern will force drivers to drive past WEST End Studio Theatre before arriving at PMAC. In our lot, we have 16 dedicated parking spaces directly in front of our PMAC building for our students, faculty and staff. After 5pm, you may park in the lots of our business neighbors on Islington Street and in front of WEST End Studio Theatre.
Please DO NOT park (or you may be TOWED) in front of the 1001 Islington Street apartments (next to our space). This parking lot is exclusively for their tenants. If you have any questions about parking, please call us at 603-431-4278 or stop by the Front Desk.