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Merrill Auditorium

20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME 04101-4900
+1 207-842-0800
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Shen Yun not worth ticket price

Merrill Auditorium is one of the best venues I have ever been to. It is beautiful and the Acoustics... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Debbie A
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Well Worth the Price of Admission

While visiting Portland, we were fortunate to be able to attend a concert at the Merrill Auditorium... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
susan c
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Waretown, New Jersey
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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
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20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME 04101-4900
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+1 207-842-0800
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Reviewed 7 May 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

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Reviewed 2 May 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

Thank susan c
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Reviewed 6 April 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

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Reviewed 5 February 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

Thank VPike
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Reviewed 17 December 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

Thank realmainiac
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Reviewed 17 December 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.

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

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
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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

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Reviewed 11 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!

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