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Merrill Auditorium

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Very impressive!!! Not a bad seat in the house!

Went to see Ray Lamontagne. Had seats in the 2nd balcony. I don't think there was a bad seat in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Excellent venue and awesome concert

Merrill Auditorium is a beautiful, intimate concert hall. We sat in the Grand Tier section 1 and... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Jamestown, Rhode Island
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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...more
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20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME 04101-4900
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I can't say how many hours I've enjoyed experiencing various performances in Merrill Auditorium over the years. From the symphony, opera, rock, musicals, comedy shows, and more, there's always a huge variety of stuff programmed throughout the year. It's a rather comfortable venue, though tall...More

4  Thank Jonathan L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 June 2013

There are many great shows , but I always hesitate to go because I am tall . Will it be worth the pain & discomfort of the skimpy seating ? Maybe not ! Sort of like air travel .

2  Thank MainePerfectionist
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see Ray Lamontagne. Had seats in the 2nd balcony. I don't think there was a bad seat in the house. Awesome acoustics. Beautiful venue. However, the concert goers were coming and going throughout the entire performance which I found very distracting with the...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Merrill Auditorium is a beautiful, intimate concert hall. We sat in the Grand Tier section 1 and had perfect seats. The acoustics are fantastic and it appeared, as we looked around, that any seat in the house would be a good seat. There are plenty...More

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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

Thank Debbie A
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
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

Thank stephendecoste
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

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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
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
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
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Randi S
6 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