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Address: 131 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401
Phone Number: +1 207-942-3333
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Description: Penobscot Theatre Company, owners of the historic Bangor Opera House, is...
Penobscot Theatre Company, owners of the historic Bangor Opera House, is America’s Northeastern-most professional, year round, not-for-profit organization, producing a wide variety of plays and musicals each season. PTC is committed to presenting high-quality, professional works of theatre that inspire the imagination and cultivate a lifelong passion for the art form.
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Great theater for a small city like Bangor

Wonderful venue and theater company. Excellent productions and talent. We have become subscribers for season tickets, to make sure we don't miss anything and help support this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Eddington, Maine
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Eddington, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful venue and theater company. Excellent productions and talent. We have become subscribers for season tickets, to make sure we don't miss anything and help support this wonderful addition to the Bangor "arts scene". Well worth visiting if you are a resident of the area or just passing thru.

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Winthrop, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

August Osage County is a favorite of ours, yet this production sadly missed the mark. To start with the space is uncomfortable and not well suited to a 3 hour show. The seats are lumpy and somewhat broken and very close to one another. We did enjoy the set and felt it was the best part of the show, the... More 

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Barinewport, Manager at Penobscot Theatre Company, responded to this review

Finally! The response for our production of August: Osage County was so overwhelmingly positive, we knew there would be at least one dissenting opinion! Thank you for finally being that one! We believe that part of the joy of attending theatre is being able to critique it afterwards and not every production is going to be for every one. We... More 

Carmel, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I attended my first production in December 2013 which was Cinderella and I have attended every production since then. The talent is always exceptionable, and the theatre is very historical. Penobscot Theatre Company has provided me with memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Opening night and lines were forgotten.And I don't like my wine in a plastic cup.Need to make it a little more about inviting.

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Barinewport, Manager at Penobscot Theatre Company, responded to this review

Hmmm… Lines forgotten. That doesn't sound like the professional theatre we run! We had the good fortune of having one of the most excellent stage actors across the country, Mark Chambers, perform in our production of THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP. It was his seventh time performing in this ridiculous favorite. He has performed both roles and we were honored... More 

Bangor, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great location in downtown Bangor. Great plays and musicals. Very nicely redone theater from the early 1950;s. Nice staff, this local theater needs all the support they can get.

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Barinewport, Manager at Penobscot Theatre Company, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review! Wanted to let you know more about the Bangor Opera House! The current building is the second opera house built in this location. The first opera house was built in 1886 and burned down, not during the great Bangor fire in 1911, but three years later in 1914. The... More 

Mount Desert, Maine
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
49 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a community theater that is quite plain to look at but the acting was good. We saw The mystery of Irma Vep.The play was set upwith 4 main characters but all were played by 2 actors. Lightening fast costumes made possible courtesy of velcro was a lot of fun for all and many people didn't catch that there... More 

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Barinewport, Manager at Penobscot Theatre Company, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for your review! So glad you enjoyed Irma Vep! Just wanted to clarify that we are a professional theatre - the most northeastern year round professional theatre in the U.S. We hire over 100 artists (actors, directors, designers) from around the country, both union and non and have over 10 full-time staff members. It is important to us... More 

Bangor, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Just saw the production "Honky Tonk Angels" and have to say it was truly fantastic. This company puts on very high quality productions. This was our second show there. We saw "Cinderella" last year which hooked us. We are looking into season tickets or at least go to a few shows each year. Our two teenage kids loved the shows... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Simply wonderful. The whole house was completely into music. The band, the ladies and the set were fabulous. I plan to see for a 2nd time.

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Maine
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102 reviews 102 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a fabulous time we had being members of the audience for this great show. All of the actors were excellent in their parts, makeup and their costumes exciting. The songs and singing of the gang, so good. Even though it is a small theatre compared to most, you absolutely had a good time and we all got to participate... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The productions are terrific but truly wish the pool of actors would rotate or expand. Seems Bangor would be big enough to keep a variety of talent to suite special rolls.

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