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Merrill Auditorium

20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME 04101-4900
+1 207-842-0800
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Beautiful place

We been there to see Rock of ages. The place is very nice, they take the time to bring you to your... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2013
Ulric M
Laval, Canada
via mobile
Symphony is wonderful here

The auditorium is a great place for concerts and shows of all kinds. Prices of events are very... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2013
Portland, 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 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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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME 04101-4900
+1 207-842-0800
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Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

We been there to see Rock of ages. The place is very nice, they take the time to bring you to your place. The only thing i didn't like is the sound that wasn't loud enough but the rest was just perfect.

Thank Ulric M
Reviewed April 5, 2013

The auditorium is a great place for concerts and shows of all kinds. Prices of events are very reasonable.

1  Thank Bridget406
Reviewed March 24, 2013

The space is beautiful. I find the seats uncomfortable. And, when does someplace designed to fit so many people have enough bathrooms? Sometimes the pre or post concert events are poorly organized. The parking situation is like it is in the rest of Portland -...More

Thank steph1
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We attended a performance of Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" with the Joffrey Company. It was one of the best performances that my wife and I have attended. The Joffrey dancers were fantastic, as we had expected from their long history. We did not know the...More

Thank newengland50
Reviewed March 22, 2013

We have been to the Merrill for many events: grandson's HS graduation, Portland Symphony concerts, organ recitals, Willie Nelson performance, off-Broadway plays, etc. This beautifully restored auditorium in City Hall has great acoustics and seating. Right now all that is missing is the magnificent organ,...More

Thank Mary Ellen B
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Really not a bad seat in the house. Great sound in an intimate setting - I highly recommend visiting if you are on the fence.

Thank EmersonBruce
Reviewed March 11, 2013

We have attended three First night events and a drumming concert at Merrill. It is an attractive venue for many kinds of events. Feels the closest thing to being in Boston that I've encountered in Maine! And then there's the Portland Symphony - excellent, in...More

Thank Perestroika13
Reviewed March 3, 2013

Saw a concert yesterday at Merrill Auditorium , It is a lovely venue . I really think any seat is a good seat at Merrill . We were in the first balcony right above the stage , Great view of the performers , we had...More

Thank MassZiggy
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Opera, Symphony, Comedy, Dance, Music Theater....... Our own Portland Symphony Orchestra!!!!!! Thanks guys for your impeccable quality of offerings to our community!!

1  Thank s p
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Great Show, excellent entertaainment in a wonderful venue. I rencently attended a show at Merrill for the first time. I was impressed with the facility. It is a beautiful the theatre with great sound and view. Nice to see that Maine has some quality places...More

1  Thank Ellen901
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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