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Address: 20 Myrtle Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number:
+1 207-842-0800
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Merrill Auditorium is a 1,900-seat auditorium located in Portland, Maine,...

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 Symphony Orchestra, and Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ use the auditorium as a primary performance space. PortTIX is the official box office of the Merrill Auditorium. The auditorium was built in 1911 and underwent a major rebuild and renovation in 1997. It features a large pipe organ, the Hermann Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, donated by Cyrus Curtis and built by the Austin Organ Company (Opus 323).

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Beautiful, intimate space

The Merrill Auditorium seems to be a perfect blend of size and coziness. It is a beautiful building also.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 8, 2016
Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

The Merrill Auditorium seems to be a perfect blend of size and coziness. It is a beautiful building also.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Such a nice place to see a performance, architecturally stunning, helpful friendly staff, comfy seats, wonderful acoustics. Currently doing some sort of renovation/construction around the entrance that was annoying, a bit tough for those with mobility issues. Two parking lots nearby. Worth a visit.

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Lisbon, NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

My wife and I attended a concert of organ and brass, featuring the magnificent Kotzchmar Organ. The concert was well attended although not full, we enjoyed the music very much and the following day we got a guided tour through the organ after which I got an opportunity to play it - that was one of the highlights of our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Beautiful auditorium with a great variety of shows. Rock concerts, operas, symphony and many more events. Loved it so much when I retired I became part of the event staff.....we try hard to make your experience safe and/ memorable

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

We enjoyed Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. Parking was easy and close to the Auditorium. There is not a bad seat in the house. The bathroom is on the first floor only.

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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

We attended a John Mellencamp concert there. It is a very nice building. We would have liked the attendants to be a little more friendly but all in all a good experience.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

What wonderful night I so the P S O Do John Williams star wars the music was great. teethe seats are very good too

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

We got tickets to two shows at the Merrill Auditorium the weekend we spent in Portland. It is a beautiful old concert and the two shows and each experience could not have been more different. Our first show was “Straight No Chaser” which was the BEST. The second was “Capital Steps” which was not the best. SNC is an a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Great seating, lighting was good, and you could hear the comedians very well. The architecture is beautiful inside. I now get regular emails with updates of new performers to be informed.

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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We attended this season's Magical Christmas Concert at the Merrill Auditorium. The acoustics were excellent and the sight lines great from many vantage points. The seats were comfortable. The interior has been restored and well cared for. Everyone in our group felt that the Merrill offered a great intimate setting for the concert. The best concert venue in Portland!

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