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Opera House at Boothbay Harbor

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86 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1834
+1 207-633-5159
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A beautiful gem

While planning a weekend trip to Boothbay Harbor, I stumbled across an advertisement for a Patty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Terry C
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Always check out their events

Newly renovated and energized, this is one really good event venue in the area, and the staff now... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
southerntravelerms
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Jackson, Mississippi
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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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86 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1834
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While planning a weekend trip to Boothbay Harbor, I stumbled across an advertisement for a Patty Griffin concert at the Opera House. Music in the summer is always a favorite so we bought the tickets and thought it would be something to do. Well, it...More

Thank Terry C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Newly renovated and energized, this is one really good event venue in the area, and the staff now is doing great work attracting some really talented shows. If you are planning to spend time in the Boothbay area, get on their website and check out...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

The aquarium is small but well designed and very interesting. There are a couple of tanks where you can actually pick up a number of interesting sea creatures along with an educational lobster talk that we enjoyed. Employee Desiree is a real gem!

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

What a great place and the venue's are outstanding! The history of the Opera house, and it is even supposed to be haunted!

Thank Virginia N
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

We love going up for concerts here. We have seen many famous acts. It seems that even talent like Jackson Browne and Mark Knobler love to play here and have done it several times. Its a gorgeous old opera house that the talented people of...More

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

This is my second visit to BBH... Really glad to be back.. Planned to attend the Halloween readings and pot luck at the Opera House... Best experience... Town folks brought food, I brought a tray of sandwiches from the local grocery store.... The mood and...More

Thank Steve L
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

My fiance and I came to Boothbay Harbor just to watch the Cherish the Ladies concert. What a fantastic evening. The Opera House is very small, so there are no bad seats. Its open seating, so we were able to sit almost in the front...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2017

If you get a chance to see anything here, jump at it! This is the sweetest little music venue of all time. There is not a bad seat in the house. I have seen about a dozen shows here, it's a quick trip from Portland,...More

Thank LJ K
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor offers programs of first-rate quality and an amazing variety of genres, from country and folk to high level classical repertory. This year, a Russian pianists of extraordinary talent performed Scriabin, Schumann, and his own compositions for a local and...More

Thank Miles F. S
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

My husband and I spent an incredible evening here, August 2, for the Skerryvore show. The main room itself is airy and well taken care of. The sound quality was excellent! No complaints about seating, there isn't a bad seat in the house. We ordered...More

Thank Jan G
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