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Merrill Auditorium

Portland, ME
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Ranked #4 of 64 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Concerts, Theaters, Performances
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Owner description: The concert hall for a variety of musical and theater performances.
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Oxford, MD
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We could not believe our good luck to be in Portland on the Friday Artwalk, when this amazing instrument was on tour. We not only got to hear the organ, but were able to tour the chamber where the pipes are housed. Highly recommend attending any event where this organ is featured.

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Cumberland Center, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

During the many years I have lived in Portland, I have seen countless instrumental, opera, ballet, and other productions at the Merrill Auditorium. Most recently I heart a production of the opera Rigoletto presented. If you are visiting our fair city and have the opportunity to hear/see a production here, you will not regret doing so. Merrill is a spectacularly... More

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very Affordable,comfortable seats….love their Christmas Show and Robert Moody! He is a great conductor….

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Camden, Maine
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100 reviews 100 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went to see Bill Maher last week and had a wonderful time. We got our tickets on line and their was a short wait at the pick up window, crowd was in great spirits (it is wonderful to be in a large group of lefties) and the show lived up to its promise although it did get started a bit... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The hall is beautifully restored, with great acoustics and lighting. Its under 2000 seats and feels even more intimate than that size would suggest. We prefer it to many similar facilities in the Boston area.

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Greene, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

What more can you say?? Perfect setting to view this group, close and personal. Best show I have seen since TSO in Manchester, NH

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We attended PORTopera's performance of Rigoletto. Great production and a great venue. The only drawback is the rack of the floor is so shallow that my 5'-1" wife has a very hard time seeing the performance if someone tall sits in front of her.

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New York
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156 reviews 156 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have seen two artists at this venue. Both shows were amazing. The first artist we saw was Nancy Griffith. This was our second time seeing her perform. The second artist we saw here was Peter Frampton. Both shows were great and the acoustics were amazing. We can't wait to see another show at this amazing venue!

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Chelmsford, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We saw the Pilobolus Dance company while in town on a short vacation. The Merrill is a beautiful old theater with great sight lines and reasonably comfy seats, given its age. It seemed to be clean and well maintained.

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Portland, Maine
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I go to Merrill for countless events: symphonies, Ovations events, and occasionally other things. I've sat almost everywhere, but try not to sit at the very top because I find it scary. If you go, be sure to try one of their freshly baked chocolate chip cookies : > )

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