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Opera House at Boothbay Harbor

86 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1834
+1 207-633-5159
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Saw a FABULOUS Tom Rush in concert last night, following a 5-night stay in town - wonderful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wendee N
Danbury, Connecticut, United States
via mobile
We had a wonderful experience here!

Thirteen of us recently attended a concert here. Some of us sat in the front row. Others chose to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gardiner, Maine
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The Opera House was built in 1894 and is on the National Historic Registry. Each year nearly 100 live performances come to the old stage and include Grammy winners, international touring musicians and more. Expect to see a schedule filled with jazz, folk, classical, bluegrass, Celtic, country, and regionally-inspired music. The stage is also periodically home to theatre, comedy, magic and more. Open year 'round including December's Gingerbread Spectacular! Updated performance schedule on the website. Handicapped accessible. Bar open on the night's of performances.
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86 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1834
+1 207-633-5159
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Saw a FABULOUS Tom Rush in concert last night, following a 5-night stay in town - wonderful performance, great acoustics and neat old building. A nice way to wrap up a vacation and support the upkeep of a town 'treasure.'

Thank Wendee N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thirteen of us recently attended a concert here. Some of us sat in the front row. Others chose to sit in the balcony. Everyone had a great line of vision to the stage and the acoustics were good and not too loud, but loud enough....More

Thank skeelovr
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Opera House is a stunning landmark building that has been preserved and is used for concerts, holiday events and much more. It is pleasant to visit and I have enjoyed many events here. The acoustics are pretty good for an old building making concerts...More

1  Thank Trish B
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This year we went to the festival of trees and the gingerbread House event, Both of these events were simply fabulous. Well presented and well attended. Worth going to. We don't bother with the many other events as the opera house floor is flat and...More

Thank Fran M
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic, old-school music hall. Saw a piano concert on a cold, pre-Christmas weekend. Not only was it a nice, friendly venue, but it was also really decked out for the holidays.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Saw a Irish duo, guitar and fiddle, singer, songwriters. Great show. Venue is plain for an opera house but fun. Cash bar available during the show and small tables next to many seats is a nice touch.

Thank 335nedd
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We have been to a number of different concerts here and every one of them has been fantastic! Top notch entertainment at a very reasonable price. We love it so much we are planning to become members next year! Highly recommend this venue!

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The building is interesting and old. The sound system was very good for an old hall. They serve beer, wine and a range of other beverages. They had other treats for sale also. Only drawbacks were hard seats and only one bathroom on the ground...More

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 26 September 2016

On a recent trip to Maine, I noticed that my itinerary would allow time to attend a John Gorka concert in Boothbay Harbor. I booked a room and bought a ticket online for the show at the Opera House at Boothbay Harbor. Having never been...More

Thank phonebill
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We have been to four or five shows here and all but one were top talent. We aren't big fans of blue grass music BUT we saw two different shows that were blue grass and they were amazing!!! the price for tickets is reasonable and...More

Thank bluebirds77
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