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Merrill Auditorium

20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME 04101-4900
+1 207-842-0800
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Stunning Sound Quality

We attended the PSO November performance Ballroom w a Twist. There show was beyond our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bobby B
Merrimack, New Hampshire
Opera Maine's 2017 La Traviata

My wife and I attend two operas every year, one at Opera Maine (formally Port Opera) and one in NYC... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Mechanic Falls, 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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  • Average3%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME 04101-4900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 28 July 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 10 July 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

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Reviewed 11 April 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!

1  Thank mcallan1086
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We live in Bangor and chose to go to Merrill auditorium to see a show that will be in Bangor. This auditorium is a much better venue because its smaller. Seats were very comfortable, it was easy to get in before show and easy to...More

Thank Tallgr68
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is a nice intimate auditorium. I've been a few times, just last night to see Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood which my 2 year old loved even though the show could use some tweeking, not sure if it was the actors or the sound system, a...More

Thank glorijane w
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Great place to watch a concert. Intimate with great acoustics! Comfortable seating with great sight lines.

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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

Thank GwenM100
Reviewed 6 October 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.

1  Thank lovesroads
Reviewed 26 August 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...More

1  Thank snussnus
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Randi S
5 November 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