Leddy Center History

Leddy Center produced its first show in July of 1975 as the Epping Community Church Players, in order to raise money to buy the oil needed for the church to hold their services in the sanctuary instead of in the basement of the church.  Elaine Gatchell was the choir director of the Epping Community Church then (and now) and continued to produce and direct one show each year to raise money not only for the church but for many organizations within the town such as the Ambulance Fund, and the Epping Fire Department.

The theater group also was the largest contributor in the state of New Hampshire to Heifer Project International, a non-profit organization that sends animals to hungry people all over the world where they reproduce and their owners share the offspring with neighbors.  The name of the players changed when the group was gifted the permanent use of the second floor in the old Leddy Brothers building in 1984, and began expanding its offerings to include more productions, a concert series, classes and private lessons in the arts, as well as bringing arts assembly programs to schools in the greater area.  The first production in the new space was “My Fair Lady”, held in July of 1985.

By 2008, Leddy Center was embarking on its 34th year producing quality shows and concerts in southeastern New Hampshire! It was early in 2008 that news regarding the sale of its Theatre facility arrived.

Opportunity came to be when a large, modern theatre facility became available just 1 mile away. The new Leddy Center (at Ladd's Lane) was established in time to close out our final two events of 2008!

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Where in the world are you?       

EPPING, NH

     Epping, New Hampshire, is located at one of the busiest intersections in New Hampshire - the intersection of Route 101 (which runs east to west from Hampton Beach on the Atlantic Ocean to the western-most part of our fair state) and Route 125 (which runs north to south from Rochester to Plaistow and on into Haverhill, MA and beyond).  Epping, a small town of 6,000 residents, is jokingly called "the center of the universe" - but there is a very good reason for that title!  Epping used to be a booming town, and was serviced by trains running from the north, south, east, AND west.  The downtown area, a half-mile from where we are located, featured fine jewelry and fur stores in addition to the Leddy Brothers mercantile which was once our lobby and theater.

DIRECTIONS

For those using GPS - PLEASE ENTER OUR STREET ADDRESS (38 Ladd's Lane, Epping) to get accurate directions.

From 101 East or West
Travel to Exit 7.  At the bottom of the exit, travel North on Route 125 for 1 mile, then take a right (East) on Route 27. Proceed for 2/10 of a mile. Take your first left onto Ladd's Lane. When you get to a large white Victorian house (#38) on your left, take the second driveway and park heading east. Entrance through the French doors.  

From 125 North or South
Travel to Route 27. Travel East on Route 27. Proceed for 2/10 of a mile. Take your first left onto Ladd's Lane. When you get to a large white Victorian house on your left (#38), take the second driveway and park heading east. Entrance through the French doors. 

From 95 North or South
Travel to Exit 2, then take Route 101 West to Exit 7.  At the bottom of the exit, take a right on 125 North for 1 mile, then take a right (East) on Route 27. Proceed for 2/10 of a mile. Take your first left onto Ladd's Lane. When you get to a large white Victorian house on your left (#38), take the second driveway and park heading east. Entrance through the French doors. 

From 93 North or South
Travel to Route 101, and then travel Route 101 East to Exit 7.  At the bottom of the exit, take a left on 125 North for 1 mile, then take a right (East) on Route 27.  Proceed for 2/10 of a mile. Take your first left onto Ladd's Lane. When you get to a large white Victorian house on your left (#38), take the second driveway and park heading east. Entrance through the French doors. 














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What is your theater like?

LEDDY THEATER

     Our new theater is beautiful!  It sits on 93 acres of fertile land on the Lamprey River.  We seat 215 people in a fully accessible theater.  You will enjoy radiant heat and/or central air and very comfortable seating.

Click here to view/download the actual seating plan for our new theater  

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How do I order tickets?

ORDERING TICKETS

     You may order tickets over the phone or online using the link supplied on each show page.  Please note that cash is not accepted at the box office. If not using a credit card to purchase tickets,please be prepared to pay by check or money order. All sales are final. There are no refunds and no exchanges on tickets.

     When ordering over the phone, if you choose to send a check rather than use a credit/debit card, you will need to:

1.  Call Our Box Office to Order by Phone

2.  Personally deliver your check or money order (cash is not accepted at the box office) OR...

3.  First-class mail your payment

     Tickets reserved over the phone without a credit card must be paid for within one week of making the reservation, or they will be released.  Unpaid tickets will not be held at the door.  No exceptions.

     EVERY PERSON ENTERING THE THEATER MUST HAVE A TICKET.  NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 2 ADMITTED.
NO EXCEPTIONS.

     Ticket prices for all musical theater performances are $20.00. Tickets for concerts are 20.00 and $15.00 (for full-time students only).

     MasterCard, Visa, American Express & Discover and personal checks/money orders are accepted for all ticket orders. As of November 1, 2016 cash is no longer accepted at the box office for payment of tickets, Subscription Series Gift Certificates, class registrations or recital tickets. Cash and checks are accepted for the purchase of tickets at the door 30 minutes prior to showtime.
An email address is required for all credit card orders. All tickets purchased with a credit card (whether online, over the phone or in person at the box office) will be charged a $2.00 (per ticket) processing fee by MMCIS/Ticketstage for your ticket order. Your credit card statement will show a charge by MMCIS/Ticketstage for your ticket order.

     Remember, there are no refunds and no exchanges.

SEATING

     Seating for all of our musical theater performances is reserved; concerts and recitals are general admission.  If you have special needs (long legs, poor vision or hearing) PLEASE let us know when you order tickets so that we may best accommodate you.

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What are your group rates?

GROUP RATES AND OTHER DISCOUNTS

     We offer group rates to ANY group of 20 or more!  With a minimum of 20 tickets, you will receive $1.00 off every ticket purchased.  Group reservations and payments MUST BE MADE THROUGH THE OFFICE; your group cannot be accommodated at the door. 


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Do you have gift certificates?

GIFT CERTIFICATES

     Yes, we do!  We are pleased to make our gift certificates available in any denomination, for any aspect of Leddy Center.  Whether it's for a pair of tickets or a month of piano lessons, we can personalize it for anyone.

     Gift Certificates are available through mail with a provided self addressed/stamped envelope or in person at the box office and must be paid by check/money order only. Cash and Credit Cards are not accepted for gift certificates

     If you are a non-profit organization looking for a donation of a gift certificate for fundraising purposes, please either email us (info@leddycenter.org), call us (603-679-1978) or send us mail (PO Box 929, Epping, NH  03042-0929). We will process your request in a timely fashion and we will be pleased to accommodate you!

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What happens if I can't attend after purchasing tickets, or if the weather is bad?

CANCELLATION POLICY

     If you are unable to attend the show after you've purchased tickets, you have two options:

1) find someone else to use them, or

2) call and tell us you're not coming, and we will attempt to re-sell the tickets.

     There is no refund, so whether we re-sell the tickets or they are ultimately unusable, there will be no return of money.  If, however, the tickets are not used by you or anyone else, we will provide a receipt upon request so that you may claim the amount paid as a donation for tax purposes.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

     Despite the weather, the show must go on!  shows will not be cancelled due to our theater's schedule restrictions.

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Where can we eat before or after the show?

RESTAURANTS:

900 degrees Pizzeria, Epping
Kume Japanese Steakhouse, Epping - Newmarket - Seabrook
Popovers at Brickyard Square
RoseLynn Ice Cream and Diner, Epping
Telly's Restaurant & Pizzeria

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Where do we park? 

When you get to our New Theatre (a large white Victorian house), take the second driveway and park heading east.
Enter through the French doors. 

There is no charge for parking.

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How do I get on your e-mail list?

  That's simple! Please Click HERE to get on the Leddy Center mailing list!

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38c Ladd's Lane   |   PO Box 929   |   Epping, NH  03042   |   603-679-2781
Leddy Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit NH Arts & Education organization.
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Leddy Center
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