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Address: 86 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone Number: 207-633-5159
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Description: The Opera House was built in 1894 and is on the National Historic...
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.
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"Opera" is a stretch but great nonetheless

Spent a very pleasant evening at a Bluegrass concert, the crowd, mainly locals and some tourists were friendly and clearly enjoyed the energetic performance. It is open seating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Spent a very pleasant evening at a Bluegrass concert, the crowd, mainly locals and some tourists were friendly and clearly enjoyed the energetic performance. It is open seating- on fairly hard folding chairs so take a cushion- and best to arrive 30 minutes before the show to join the line. Ticket prices reflect the relatively small audience capacity and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Charming old performance space. Friendly crowd from around the region. Nice staff of volunteers. They seem to get a good mix of performers.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Saw the Saline Fiddlers in this beautiful historic opera house. What a wonderful experience! If you love to immerse yourself in the place your visiting and step out of your tourist shoes then an evening event or concert at the Opera House is a must do!

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Chicago
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We saw 10 strings and a goat skin here. The venue is so intimate. It's open seating and there's not a bad seat in the house. We were there 20 minutes before the performance began and we had front row seats. The energy in the room was great.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

What a great opera house! Add to your visit! Wonderful musical offerings, from classic to jazz to bagpipers! Fun! Historical building and concept - wonderful

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New Bedford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The Boothbay Opera House is a gem. Built some 120 years ago it was a Knights of Pythias hall and a while back was going to be demolished but was saved by community residents who saw the value of this music hall. We went to see the U.S. Air Force Brass band perform this weekend. It was an inspiring concert... More 

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Worcester, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We visited to hear a Celtic music concert. The small size of the venue (under 200 people, I think) means there are no bad seats. During our visit, other concert-goers were friendly, the atmosphere casual. Wine and beer were for sale and the audience area was set bistro style. I'd be happy to visit again.

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Boothbay Harbor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I was here for a couple of the Christmas celebrations and was very impressed with how beautifully it was decorated. The events (Festival of Trees, and The Gingerbread Spectacular) were completely charming!

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Rangeley, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a spectacular venue for an intimate concert. The Opera House often has well-known acts performing. I would highly recommend this opportunity to see your favorite band or performer...or take in something new!

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Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The updates were obvious to this classic old theatre. I enjoyed the balcony seats. Charming. Refreshments were available as well. Acoustics very good.

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Address: 86 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone Number: 207-633-5159
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Boothbay Harbor

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