We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

State Theatre

609 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
+1 207-956-6000
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Thoroughly enjoyed the concert

This is an intimate venue with great acoustics- this is an old building that has not been fully... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pkkq
,
Grand Bay-Westfield, Canada
Classic theater with basic amenities

The State is a cool old theater and often hosts some really good shows. The classic architecture... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Ajaxme
,
Windham, Maine
Read all 64 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
6 Dec 2017
“Classic theater with basic amenities”
22 Nov 2017
“" Great Small Venue"”
LOCATION
609 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
CONTACT
Website
+1 207-956-6000
Write a ReviewReviews (64)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 63 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an intimate venue with great acoustics- this is an old building that has not been fully restored to its former glory but still a great place to see a concert- saw Josh Ritter here and would go back again!

Thank Pkkq
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The State is a cool old theater and often hosts some really good shows. The classic architecture is interesting but it does not have the facilities like a more contemporary venue. Seating is very basic and small, visibility is generally pretty decent unless everyone is...More

Thank Ajaxme
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We had last minute upper-balcony seats which we will never do again! Although I don't know if the seating is any better elsewhere. It was worse than sitting on a plane for 1hr and 45min. No leg room...at all! We left the show early because...More

Thank yankeetraveler_53
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We found our first visit to the historic State Theater a wonderful experience. Especially as we were there to see and hear the legendary Boz Scaggs. I do not like any concert where the first thing I see is 40' high speakers decking the stage!...More

1  Thank lattelady49
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

It was a rocking concert. Great venue, beautiful building, great staff. Full bar. Acoustics are awesome.

Thank Roberta F
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

My bad review emanates from my experience buying tickets for the Fleet Foxes via Box Office Ticket Center. Way back when the show was announced, this company of ticket reselling scamsters popped up on the State Theater website. I assumed they were legitimate because they...More

Thank lewseph
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Very old theater that has been carefully and beautifully restored. My wife and I saw Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience and it was fantastic. The acoustics are great. Very reasonable specials ($3 buds) in the full bars that are located in many areas during some...More

1  Thank Robin T
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Went to the Sunday Matinee Beatles Night show. To start, temperature outside 39°, inside maybe 50°. Too cheap to turn on the heat, I guess that's the only way they can pull in a profit- AT THE CUSTOMERS EXPENSE. And then, a totally disrespectful audience...More

1  Thank Dr_JR2011
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Since we were going to be in Portland for a special event, we were pleased to find that a band we have been wanting to see for some time was booked here during our visit! The theatre was very easy to locate and we found...More

1  Thank ICFG
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I recently went to see Old Crow Medicine Show at the State Theater. What a great venue! It is spacious, has beautiful architectural details, and is easy to navigate. I will definitely return for other shows.

Thank Kathryn M
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Portland
The Westin Portland Harborview
1,122 reviews
.09 km away
Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay
1,151 reviews
.29 km away
The Francis
27 reviews
.53 km away
Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront
423 reviews
.62 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Green Elephant
516 reviews
.05 km away
Empire Chinese Kitchen
319 reviews
.17 km away
Otto
460 reviews
.16 km away
Vinland
279 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Portland Museum of Art
1,249 reviews
.12 km away
Victoria Mansion
588 reviews
.41 km away
Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine
200 reviews
.17 km away
Portland Stage
34 reviews
.17 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
norm6969
25 November 2017|
Answer
Response from yankeetraveler_53 | Reviewed this property |
There is no onsite parking. There is on-street parking in the area if you can find it. However, on High street, there is a parking garage. It cost us $20.00 for 3 hours.
0
Votes