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Merrill Auditorium

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Shen Yun not worth ticket price

Merrill Auditorium is one of the best venues I have ever been to. It is beautiful and the Acoustics... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
Debbie A
via mobile
Well Worth the Price of Admission

While visiting Portland, we were fortunate to be able to attend a concert at the Merrill Auditorium... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
susan c
Waretown, New Jersey
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Merrill Auditorium is a 1,900-seat auditorium located in Portland, Maine, United States. Originally known as Portland City Hall Auditorium, it is located in the eastern section of Portland City Hall. Organizations such as Portland Ovations, Portland...more
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20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME 04101-4900
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Merrill Auditorium is one of the best venues I have ever been to. It is beautiful and the Acoustics are magnificent. The performance of Shen Yun was no where near worth the $100 a ticket price that I paid. The sets and costumes were magnificent...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

While visiting Portland, we were fortunate to be able to attend a concert at the Merrill Auditorium (Straight No Chaser). What an experience. Yes, the concert was awesome. But the true star of the night was the Merrill. Parking was easy (plenty of lots located...More

Thank susan c
Reviewed April 5, 2018

We arrived about 15 minutes before the show and the ushers checked tickets and moved people through check in expeditiously. We were sitting in the Grand Tier, Section 3, Row B, Seats 5-8. The auditorium was excessively hot. This disrupted the show for us as...More

Thank stephendecoste
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Saw Portland Ovation's broadway rendition of Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at Merrill Auditorium. The historic venue is beautiful and intimate, the ushers are kind and helpful, and there is not a bad seat in the house. We had a perfect view from the Grand Tier...More

Thank VPike
Reviewed December 17, 2017

We have been going to the Magic of Christmas for 15years and this years concert was not as great as previous years imo. Maybe knowing that the music director Robert Moody and the organist Ray Cornils will be retiring this year put a damper on...More

Thank realmainiac
Reviewed December 16, 2017

Beautiful venue, great acoustics. Staff very pleasant and helpful. Portland Symphony excellent led by very personable conductor who enjoys what he's doing and wants the audience to also enjoy.

Thank TAylor43
Reviewed November 29, 2017

We attended the PSO November performance Ballroom w a Twist. There show was beyond our expectations. We will be returning for sure. Parking was easy. Thanks PSO.

Thank Bobby B
Reviewed July 27, 2017

My wife and I attend two operas every year, one at Opera Maine (formally Port Opera) and one in NYC at The Met. This year’s Opera Maine production of La Traviata rivaled any Metropolitan Opera production I have seen in all areas of performance. Obviously...More

1  Thank TAFCRacer
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

We went to a David Blaine manic show. The show was great but the line of sight to the performance was poor. We were in the last row of the mezzanine & had several issues. The balcony above blocked a large section of the upper...More

Thank 001BillyV
Reviewed April 11, 2017

We recently attended a Brit Floyd concert at the Merrill and were not disappointed. The show was awesome! Acoustics are unbeatable! Always enjoy shows at the Merrill!

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Randi S
November 5, 2015|
Response from JohnNels | Property representative |
Hi Randi, We've got a HUGE selection near to us that will entertain your taste buds! There's a bunch of great place- some would be Sonny's Restaurant, the Corner Room, and Grace Restaurant are just a few fantastic places... More