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The Public Theatre

31 Maple St, Lewiston, ME 04240-6518
+1 207-782-3200
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Nice venue. Play was awesome. Would go again. Professional, entertaining and a very nice... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2017
via mobile
Always a Hit

I have had a season pass and sometimes just attended a couple plays for the season. The Public... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2017
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FOUR TIME WINNER "BEST THEATRE IN MAINE" - 2016 /2015 / 2014 / 2013 Down East Magazine readers' poll Since 1991, The Public Theatre, has been committed to bringing high-quality professional Equity theatre to the people of Central Maine at an affordable price. Only at The Public Theatre will you find the best plays from Broadway and Off-Broadway featuring the finest professional actors from New York to Los Angeles for a top ticket price of only $20! Nationally recognized for its artistic excellence, The Public Theatre produces uplifting and provocative theatre every October thru May. In the interest of engaging audiences of all ages, The Public Theatre offers a special YOUTH ticket price of $5 to any child 18 and under to any performance.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
31 Maple St, Lewiston, ME 04240-6518
+1 207-782-3200
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Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Nice venue. Play was awesome. Would go again. Professional, entertaining and a very nice evening out.

Thank Annetteme
Reviewed May 25, 2017

I have had a season pass and sometimes just attended a couple plays for the season. The Public Theater offers a variety of plays, but usually features a play with a good laugh and a message. The productions have polished acting and sets. IT is...More

Thank Sisterrhonda
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Always a good time. This little theater really puts on quality plays. The most recent "Wrong for each other" was impressive as it was composed of only 2 actors who killed it!! Its a small theater so the sound is great and every seat is...More

Thank Cher1999
Reviewed March 14, 2017

The Public Theatre offers a variety of plays throughout its season. All productions are well done and enjoyable. The theatre is small enough that all seats are good. Plan to check out The Public Theatre soon. You will not be disappointed.

Thank gemoca
Reviewed July 25, 2016

We have been to several productions at the Public Theater with very good local talent. We have enjoyed the productions we have been to.More

Thank Paul S
happytrails4you2, Public Relations Manager at The Public Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your review. Just to clarify, being a professional theatre means that we are required to hire professional union actors. As there are only a limited number of union (Equity) actors in Maine, we hire most of our...More

Reviewed May 27, 2016

The Lewiston-Auburn area is lucky to have this hard-working regional theater company in their community.

Thank crabcake2
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

My wife surprised me with tickets for a play at The Public Theater recently and what a delight! The seating was very comfortable and I can't imagine there is a "bad" seat in the house. The attractive lobby sold light snacks and we happened to...More

1  Thank Farmme
Reviewed March 12, 2016

We usually enjoy your selections for the season. However this play was the worst ever. Couldn't believe we actually money to see this play. Dislike.....

4  Thank Sucieq
Reviewed March 5, 2016

If you live anywhere near Lewiston, a season subscription is a true deal to see fine theatre with equity actors at an incredibly reasonable price. The subscription comes with one complimentary ticket so that you can bring a friend.

1  Thank Barbara O
Reviewed October 26, 2015

We came for the first time to see "Wait Until Dark." What a sweet little theater! We had comfortable, cushy seats and good visibility to the stage. There is a lobby area where you can purchase snacks at intermission. The stage set was spot on!...More

Thank skeelovr
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Michelle K
April 28, 2017|
Response from happytrails4you2 | Property representative |
Sorry to say, nope. We'll start up again hosting the Manhattan Short Film Festival the last weekend in Sept, and our exciting first show of the new season will begin in Oct. I believe the Theater at Monmouth (about 20... More