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Opera House at Boothbay Harbor

86 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
207-633-5159
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Type: Theaters, Operas, Civic Centers, Concerts
Owner description: The Opera House was built in 1894 and is on the National Historic Registry. Each year nearly 100 live performances come to the old stage and include... more » Owner description: The Opera House was built in 1894 and is on the National Historic Registry. Each year nearly 100 live performances come to the old stage and include Grammy winners, international touring musicians and more. Expect to see a schedule filled with jazz, folk, classical, bluegrass, Celtic, country, and regionally-inspired music. The stage is also periodically home to theatre, comedy, magic and more. Open year 'round including December's Gingerbread Spectacular! Updated performance schedule on the website. Handicapped accessible. Bar open on the night's of performances. « less
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Phippsburg, Maine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Lovely typical charming seaside town full of boats and yachts in the summer. Many restaurants. Lovely setting

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Actually went there in August of 2012 and saw the Steep Canyon Rangers who had just released "Rare Bird Alert" (Steve Martin and Paul McCartney on the album!) Great cozy venue with bar. Almost always sold out!

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Portland, Maine
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We went to hear Ed Gerhard in August and were NOT disappointed! The humble surroundings were a perfect setting for this phenomenal performance.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

While on vacation we notice that a perfomer that we knew happened to be appearing at the historic opera house in Boothbay Harbour. Found tickets and we were pleasantly surpised at the setting. The acoustics were phenominal because they did not have amplified sound when this theatre was built. They have done an amazing job of preserving it and bring... More

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Greenwich, CT
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Went recently to see David Wilcox, and acoustic guitar singer. Didn't know much about David, but really enjoyed his show, and his 'therapy' in his music. We try to go each September when we go to Maine. Hoping for next year, that Gaelic Storm will be passing through, as that concert was just super. The Opera House is the way... More

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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

There is honestly not a bad seat in the house. The folks who run this gorgeous little venue are some of the most hospitable I have met. This was our first trip but certainly not our last. We will keep tabs on who is playing and will be sure to return! We had a wonderful experience.

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Coarsegold, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

What a treat, and FREE!!! too. Enjoyed good music, mixed with the locals, and had a good time. Beverages and food available for sale, historic facility - all good.

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East Boothbay, Maine, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Our first night out at the opera house was most enjoyable. I was impressed with the condition of the building and what it has to offer. The show was incredible with a sold out crowd, we definitely will go back again. Totally recommend a visit to the opera house when you are in town!

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Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Jimmy Beal's review was performing one night while we were in Boothboay - genuine local humor and talent that was great. Great skits, terrific music.... Good thing we called for tickets ahead of time - they were waiting for us at the ticket booth. Folding chairs are not the most comfortable, but the atmosphere was "downeast Maine" and we loved... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

A group of us went to see a local band and Maine curmudgeon, Danny Deale, here and really enjoyed it. Tickets were $10 up to the day of the show and $15 the day of the show. The interior of this old building has been restored and is worth a look. Some seats were folding chairs and others were old... More

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