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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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Wonderful Music but Needs Air Conditioning

Always enjoy the shows..particualry Steep Canyon Rangers and Fog Cutters Band.....but even in the evening the room gets crowded and is need of A/C for a more enjoyable experience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Always enjoy the shows..particualry Steep Canyon Rangers and Fog Cutters Band.....but even in the evening the room gets crowded and is need of A/C for a more enjoyable experience. Hope they get the funding for it

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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Saw a Celtic group there, cherish the ladies, excellent performance but the seating was not great and it was really hot in the balcony. Left at intermission due to the hear and bad seats,.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This establishment is very nice for viewing with two levels, and a lot of capacity for seating. They have two bars which is also good, and a giant parking lot. There are some pretty great performances that come here, and the setting is very nice.

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North Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Fun experience, we saw a great show by Hot Club of Cowtown. A nice venue for a relaxing and informal evening, very reasonably priced. While we were only in the area for two nights, the list of known acts on the schedule was impressive.

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We have seen several shows at the Opera House, all very good, all tickets very reasonable. Just walking around this grand, spacious, old building is a show in itself. Make no mistakes, seating is folding chairs and there is no air conditioning. The refreshments are plentiful, fresh and largely homemade. There is coffee available as well as beer and alcohol.

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Trinidad
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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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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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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 10 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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