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Opera House at Boothbay Harbor

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Address: 86 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1834
Phone Number: 207-633-5159
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The Opera House was built in 1894 and is on the National Historic Registry....

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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Fantastic shows

We have been to four or five shows here and all but one were top talent. We aren't big fans of blue grass music BUT we saw two different shows that were blue grass and they were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to four or five shows here and all but one were top talent. We aren't big fans of blue grass music BUT we saw two different shows that were blue grass and they were amazing!!! the price for tickets is reasonable and it is general admission so first come first served. Worth checking out....Really!

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everett, ma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went there to see Hot Club of Cowtown. Great acoustics and can see really well from anywhere you sit. Only complaint is that it has no air conditioning so if you have a problem with heat be careful on a hot night. It's just folding chairs so a little uncomfortable. But for the price you pay for tickets for... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a whim, we purchased tickets for the Allison Brown show. This venue has really good performers, and shows are more than once weekly. Tickets were $30 and worth every cent. If there's a show here while you're visiting, go.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Opera House blooms in the summer with a variety concerts and recitals. It's a typical historic coastal "opera house" from an age when small communities had such multi-purpose venues. We've gone to a variety of performances over the years. Whether you like it depends on who is performing of course. We always check when we are in town during... More 

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Westfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While simple inside it is worth going to if an Act is playing you wish to see....Saw an Irish band that was worth seeing during our recent stay

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Tidewater,VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Opera House is a great site for every kind of music -super acoustics, enthusiastic audience, and a wide choice of styles are booked. We heard blue grass one night followed by Celtic singers. The building's history and preservation add to the night.

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Thank ChessieNero
Boothbay, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We love attending concerts here. The shows are a variety of musical guests. We have attended several concerts and never have been disappointed. The second floor balcony is a great place to sit. The volunteers who have worked so hard to restore this Opera House sell homemade refreshments during intermission which adds a nice touch. A charming historical venue.

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Thank Cheryl L
Norway, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

The Opera House is centrally located and so if you are staying downtown, you can walk to it. There is limited parking and so just be aware of this. The building is a beautiful old building full of character. The sound/acoustics were wonderful. Most of the folks that work there are volunteers and locals. Very nice people! They set up... More 

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Berwick, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The opera house is very charming and is a nice place to see a show. It has a surprisingly large stage and good acoustics. It is a fairly small venue, and I doubt there is a bad seat in the house. The upstairs bar is also very charming. It is nice to see that places like this are being restored... More 

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Hagerstown MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor is one of those treasures from yesterday that every small community wishes they had the foresight to maintain or restore. While I can't actually imagine holding a fully staged opera there, the venue was a perfect size for the concert we attended. There were limited refreshments available (sodas, coffee, beer, wine, water, brownies) but... More 

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