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Merrill Auditorium

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Address: Portland, ME
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12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Description: The concert hall for a variety of musical and theater performances.

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A wonderful venue

We recently got last minute tickets to the Auditorium to view Celtic Thunder's tour there - even though they were in the balcony, the view was excellent, and I doubt there is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
John H
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Greenland, New Hampshire
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Greenland, New Hampshire
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169 reviews 169 reviews
121 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We recently got last minute tickets to the Auditorium to view Celtic Thunder's tour there - even though they were in the balcony, the view was excellent, and I doubt there is a bad seat in the house. The acoustics are as grand as the decor, and the seating is quite comfortable. Those with walking difficulties would do well to... More 

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Portland, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I've been to dozens of shows at Merrill since moving to Portland in 1980. The building was completely restored a number of years ago. It is truly a sight to behold. The acoustics and site lines are top notch. The staff is friendly. Highly recommended.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I have been here for major concerts as well as for kids shows, and I absolutely adore this place. The accoustics are excellent, and even the concession choices were excellent downstairs. If you have time to walk around the building, do so, talk about marvelous architecture.

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Portland, Maine
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103 reviews 103 reviews
58 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The auditorium is build to let the sound fill the auditorium. There are three levels. They do have an elevator to the balcony and third tier. Once we got to the balcony, we found there were lots of steps to get to the level of our seats on the balcony. If you have problems with steps, I suggest you get... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Beautiful Theater in downtown Portland, ME Attached to the back of City Hall. We have been attending the Bob Marley New Years Eve show here for several years now.

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Scarborough, Maine
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Love the Merrill...what a great piece of history....Bob Marley was great as were the two comedians before him.. Love this place

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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32 reviews 32 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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