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Merrill Auditorium

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Great venue!

A wonderful place to see a show. The acoustics are good and the seating is not too tight. Go see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great venue

1st time visit to see the Nutcracker and we loved it. The facility is in excellent condition... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Boothbay, Maine
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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
+1 207-842-0800
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place to see a show. The acoustics are good and the seating is not too tight. Go see the Magic of Christmas if you get a chance.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

1st time visit to see the Nutcracker and we loved it. The facility is in excellent condition, plenty of help and excellent customer service, its a gem for sure. We look forward to attending additional events in the future.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TnBB
Reviewed October 13, 2018

Went to see Ray Lamontagne. Had seats in the 2nd balcony. I don't think there was a bad seat in the house. Awesome acoustics. Beautiful venue. However, the concert goers were coming and going throughout the entire performance which I found very distracting with the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Seagoat96
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Merrill Auditorium is a beautiful, intimate concert hall. We sat in the Grand Tier section 1 and had perfect seats. The acoustics are fantastic and it appeared, as we looked around, that any seat in the house would be a good seat. There are plenty...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Debbie A
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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