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State Theatre

609 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
+1 207-956-6000
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" Great Small Venue"

We had last minute upper-balcony seats which we will never do again! Although I don't know if the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brewer, Maine
The Acoustics are Grand!

We found our first visit to the historic State Theater a wonderful experience. Especially as we... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Sun City, Arizona
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  • Terrible8%
“" Great Small Venue"”
11 Sep 2017
“The Acoustics are Grand!”
609 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
+1 207-956-6000
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Saturday night comedian Eddie Izzard perfomed. He kept the audience, at the State Theatre, laughing. He spoke and mimed on unforgettable, historical people such as Charles I and how loyalist Oliver Cromwell and Charles I didn't jibe. After Charles' death, England had no monarch. The...More

Thank anthonyfrazer
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Watch out for summer shows. No a/c so it gets unpleasantly hot sometimes. Seen The Decemberists there twice. Toad The Wet Sprocket once. Love the place. Just not in summer.

1  Thank Michael C
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