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Merrill Auditorium

Address: Portland, ME
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Ranked #6 of 52 Attractions in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Concerts, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: The concert hall for a variety of musical and theater performances.
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Type: Canyons, Concerts, Theaters & Stadiums
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Owner description: The concert hall for a variety of musical and theater performances.
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Moultonborough, New Hampshire, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

My Wife & I attended the Portland Symphony Orchestra "The Magic of Christmas! What a performance with special guests and music & a fun holiday sign along segment! It really got us in the Christmas Spirit!

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We have had the wonderful luxury to attend concerts, live theater, ballet, and comedic shows in this beautiful venue. Acoustics are superb. Very intimate setting. Comfortable seats. Incredibly helpful and friendly staff in the box office and ushers. One downside is lack of bathrooms on any level other than the first (and there really aren't enough of them....always a long... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The Merrill Auditorium was very nice, the concert was less so. One of the excellent Portland Symphony's Pop Concerts, the music of Sir Elton John and Billy Joel was played. Actually overplayed! The full orchestra overpowered the featured music for the piano. We left at Intermission havng heard our fill.

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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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