Millspace has something for everyone this season!

Millspace is the place to be over the next couple of months with a wide variety of programs, lectures, performances, and more between now and the end of the year. Check out what’s happening, grab your tickets, and mark your calendar today!




First Annual Fezziwig’s Ball, Saturday December 5th 6:30 – 10. Celebrate the season in the fashion and style of the 1800’s! Come dressed in period costume or modern evening dress to the music and dance instruction of The Fiddling Thompsons. The evening will feature beverages and delicacies of the 19th century including a special edition 19th century cask-style Smuttynose Beer served only at this event! The Grand March begins promptly at 7pm! Purchase tickets at the New Market Historical Society website and Crackskulls!


Wrong Brain Holidaze Bizaare is back, Saturday December 12th 11 – 5pm. You don’t want to miss this one of a kind craft, vintage and artisan market where vendors and artists from all over the seacoast present their talents and wares. Find something for anyone on your holiday shopping list at the much anticipated annual event.



Millspace will stage a radio style theater performance of  “It’s a Wonderful Life” this December. Please see below for audition notices and production dates!Its a Wonderful Life

Auditions for It’s a Wonderful Life

Radio Theater version

Performed at the Millspace in Newmarket on Dec 19th


Saturday, November 21st – 1:00 – 3 p.m.

at Newmarket Mills 3rd Floor Conference Room

This show will be performed as a radio drama in front of a live audience. There are roles for most of the characters featured in the well-known film, both adult and children. As this is done as a radio drama, voice actors do not need to look the part, nor do children need to be the precise ages of the children in the story.

You do not need to prepare a monologue -we will read from the script. There are some roles that require one actor to do different voices.

A resume and headshot are helpful but not required.

There are only three rehearsals – all on Wednesday nights.

Rehearsal dates:

Each Wednesday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Dec 2 and Dec. 9, and a Dress Rehearsal Dec 16 at 6 p.m.

Two Performances: Saturday, Dec 19 and 3 p.m. at 7 p.m.

Questions: Email 603-997-2973







2nd Annual Millspace Harvest Dinner

Millspace (11 of 12) We are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Newmarket Millspace Harvest Dinner on Saturday October 10th, beginning at 5:00 pm.

Join us at this community potluck dinner and showcase your home-cooked meal while making new friends and celebrating the abundance of local food in our area this time of year and our vibrant local food movement. The evening will feature guest speakers and live music. On exhibit in the gallery will be the works of artists from the Seacoast Artist Association entitled “Celebrating Abundance”.

Your potluck dish should include at least one locally grown ingredient (feel free to use more!) and please include a recipe/list of ingredients and their sources so that we can recognize growers in the community. To make the event as zero-waste as possible, Millspace is partnering with Mr Fox Composting and asks that you bring your own place settings and glasses.

We are excited to offer a cash bar at Harvest this year! Beer, wine, and hard cider will be available for purchase. You are welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages.Wine



Last year’s Harvest event was a great success and we can’t wait to share it with you again this year! Be sure to reserve your spot today. Make memories and new friends at this potlock of local flavors! Tickets are on sale at  and range in price from $10 to $25. Tickets will also be available at the door Saturday nightMillspace is located in the Newmarket Mills at 55 Main Street, Newmarket, NH. Parking is available in the municipal lot directly across from the mill. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Dinner begins at 6:00 pm followed by our line up of amazing local notables to share their stories with you. Please feel free to bring along an instrument if you would like to do some jamming at the end of the evening. We look forward to seeing you at our table Saturday, October 10th!

eat local

Meet local organic farmer Chuck Cox at Harvest!

Meet local organic farmer Chuck Cox at Harvest!


Enjoy our beautiful gallery “Celebrating Abundance” curated by Seacoast Artist Association.

Meet Heather Hughes and Ronald Vars of Sea Hagg Distillery

Meet Heather Hughes and Ronald Vars of Sea Hagg Distillery

Hear from the owners of Oak House, coming soon to Newmarket!

Hear from the owners of Oak House, coming soon to Newmarket!

Enjoy the music of local artist Sam Southworth!

Enjoy the music of local artist Sam Southworth!


Art Show featuring Shawn Smith July 18th 6-8


Millspace presents the works of local artist Shawn Smith. Shawn works in all mediums from oil and watercolor to pen and ink. The artist’s extensive collection of expressive and intimate portraits which capture the essence of his subjects,thought-provoking  and intriguing pieces, along with sculptures and poetry will be exhibited at Millspace during a reception on Saturday, July 18th from 6pm – 8pm and is free to the public.


Shawn will also be sharing a slide show featuring the work his has done for the parents and families of children of the Make-A-Wish foundation. He teams with Russell Architectural Finishing and Breakwater Construction of Gloucester, MA to make this happen.


The artist’s personal experiences of adversity in his life including poverty, abuse, and even homelessness and steadfastness in overcoming them are expressed through his work and is sure to strike a chord with exhibit guests. Shawn studied Commercial and Fine Art at Notre Dame College after serving as an infantryman in the US Army. He is a single father of three and currently lives in Loudon with his son Ethan.

Flush Campaign

20150501_194234_resized_1   Looking for a good reason to get your name on a bathroom wall? The long awaited construction of bathroom facilities is well underway and YOU can be a permanent part of it!

Check out our naming rights below and help complete our project. Simply click on the “Donate” link in the upper right corner of this page to make your donation and we will contact you so you can tell us what you would like to name your piece of this vital new part of Millspace.

Flush Campaign Naming Rights

Russian Ballet School Spring Recital


Millspace proudly presents the Russian Ballet School Spring Recital, Sunday May 17th at 2pm! Come and experience a recital by the students of this new school of classical ballet located in the Mills of downtown Newmarket NH. Dancers ages 4 and up will delight you with the techniques and movements they have acquired through their study of this timeless art.







Millspace serves as a place for others to showcase their talents and we are excited to welcome these dancers to our stage. Tickets are on sale now. Learn more about the Russian Ballet School at


Ignite! Final Speaker List Announced

Coming to Newmarket, Saturday, April 18: 
If you had just 5 minutes and 20 slides to tell your story, what would you say?  Come hear the amazing stories of inspiring Millspace Ignite speakers in a rapid paced, dynamic format. Kick the evening off with live music and a new gallery art show curated by Barbara Mata.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m. – Ignite! hosted by Jon Nolan, starts at 7:00p.m.  All for just $10 – proceeds benefit Millspace!

Reserve your seat today at:

Peter Egelston
, Founder of Smuttynose Brewing Company, Portsmouth Brewery and Hayseed Restaurant

Mary Jo Brown
, Founder of Brown & Company Design and Big Brown Books

Jennifer Desrosiers
,  Wild Adventurous Life, Life and Wellness Coach

Claire Bloom
, Founder of the national program, “End 68 Hours of Hunger”

Eric Lowther
, Creator of Haunted Overload, winner ABC’s 2014 Fright Fight

Kaity Thompson
, lead organizer for 350 New Hampshire

Jason Crigler
, Musician, composer, co-creator of program “Defying the Odds”
and subject of the documentary “Life. Support. Music.”

Brendan Vesey,
 Head Chef at Joinery Restaurant

Music by Bryan Killough founding member of the band Groovechild and jazz group Hot Club of Portland


Parking is available in the municipal lot across from the Mill. Handicapped parking and accessibility is available in the Penstock Way entrance on the river side of the Mill.

We look forward to sharing this incredible evening with you and are deeply grateful for your continued support of Newmarket Millspace Center for Arts, History, & Culture.

Ignite is back at Millspace!

Reserve your seat today!

Reserve your seat today!

Newmarket Millspace kicks off its 2015 Season with Ignite! An evening of dynamic speakers will take the stage for one night only on Saturday April 18th. Tickets are on sale now at

Sharing their passions in a 5 minute time span against   a backdrop of slides, we welcome Claire Bloom, the founder and executive director of End 68 Hours of Hunger, whose vision to provide children in need of adequate nutrition while not in school has since expanded to an organization that spans the nation.

Bringing Ignite to Millspace is an incredible opportunity to be inspired by people in our community that are living their passions and making a difference in their lives and of those around them and impacting the world.

Our incredible list of presenters also includes Jason Crigler, a musician and composer who shares an amazing story of transformation and revival through his program, Defying the Odds.

Lead organizer for environmental group 350 NH, Kaity Thomson and is a voice for environmental sustainability and its impact on the quality of life in New Hampshire.

Meet Eric Lowther, founder of Haunted Overload located at DeMeritt Farm in Lee, NH and was also featured and won on ABC’s “The Great Halloween Fright Fight”.

We welcome Mary Jo Brown to our Millspace stage. Mary Jo is the founder and president of two Portsmouth, NH based businesses: design firm Brown & Company Design and publishing company, big brown books. She also serves on the board for New Hampshire Women’s Foundation.

Hear from Brendan Vesey, chef of the Joinery restaurant located in Newmarket NH and coordinator of the Share Your Love fundraising event that helps school aged children and their families purchase, cook, and prepare meals at home.

A passion for holistic health and wellness, yoga, travel and more led Jennifer Desrosiers to begin Wild Adventurous Life with a mission to help others embrace their purpose, pursue their passions and truly live their un-lived life.

Learn what inspires Peter Egelston, founder of Smuttynose Brewing Company and co-founder of Portsmouth Brewery.

Come early and enjoy the music Bryan Killough. Bryan is a founding member of the band, GrooveChild and award winning gypsy jazz group “The Hot Club of Portland”. You won’t want to miss it!

We will also be collecting donations for the Newmarket chapter of End 68 Hours of Hunger. A list of suggested items as well as information on making monetary contributions can be found on their website

Millspace has had an incredible first year offering several cultural and historical events since its doors opened to the public just over a year ago. We are so grateful to the hundreds of visitors to our events over the past year. Millspace has also been able to provide space for Wrong Brain Bizaare Bizarres,  the registration site for the Great Bay Half Marathon, and served as the main stage for the Newmarket Heritage Festival. We are looking forward to another exciting and event filled year!

ABOUT MILLSPACE –Our civic center includes a theater, lobby, gallery, information desk, meeting room, and large function area. Plans are underway to add more amenities and programming to the space. We welcome you to get involved!

ABOUT IGNITE – If you had five minutes on stage what would you say? What if you only had 20 slides and they transitioned automatically every 15 seconds? Around the world people have been putting together “Ignite” nights to share ideas and passions. More information about Ignite Events held around the world can be found at O’Reilly’s Ignite website,

A Christmas Carol, Old Time Radio Style Stage Performance, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 7:30pm

Experience the magic of old time radio as Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is staged one night only, Wednesday, December 17 at 7:30pm at the Millspace in the Newmarket Mills. General admission is $12 or $10 for students and seniors with all proceeds going to the arts and culture civic center. The feel of a 1940’s radio broadcast will be created with the help of sound effects performed live in front of the audience. As in the era of old time radio, a table of bells, shoes, and other objects will be orchestrated to bring the Victorian era tale to life. John Herman directs.



A Christmas Carol

Wrong Brain Holidaze Bizaare

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Call to Vendors!

WHAT’S HAPPENING: 3rd Annual Wrong Brain Holidaze Bizaare
WHO THEY NEED: Call to Vendors, Artists and Performers
WHEN IS IT: Saturday, December 13, 11am-5pm
WHERE IS IT: Millspace, bottom level of the Newmarket Mills, Newmarket, NH

The Wrong Brain Bizaare is a semiannual multimedia arts open market, pop up gallery, music exhibition and creative celebration! They aim to bring you the strange, unconventional, underground, alternative and emerging of the Seacoast.

They are seeking vendors who offer – original art, prints, zines, RECYCLED/HANDMADE: pins, patches, clothing, accessories, toys, VINTAGE/LOCAL: clothing, records and cassettes, comics, books, skincare, food, etc. Other items are absolutely acceptable as long as they fit the theme.
They are seeking pop-up gallery exhibitors with original art in frames or hanging fixtures.
They are seeking musicians and readers for live entertainment.

Vendor Space Information:
10×10 – $60
6×4 – $30
Bring your own tables and chairs.
Some electricity is available upon request only.
Most spaces have access to wooden beams for hanging.

To apply to be a vendor, please submit the following:
Business/artist name & location
What do you do?
What products will you sell?
Why do you fit the theme?
10×10 or 6×4?
Please attach 3-5 high quality, clear images.
Link to your website/blog/portfolio.
If you plan on sharing a space, please submit ONE application with BOTH of your info.

To apply to the pop-up gallery, please submit the following:
Artist name & location
Up to 4 original works with title, size, medium, dimensions, price, and attached image for each piece.

To apply to perform music or readings, please submit the following:
Artist/band name & location
Short bio. Why do you fit the theme?
Link to hear your music/read your writing.

For other installation or performance ideas, please submit a proposal and we will talk!




Not all who apply will be accepted. Space and time are limited and they are seeking only those who are Wrong Brained.


Notifications of acceptance will be emailed by Wednesday, October 29.