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Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Harrison
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Owner description: Built as an opera house in 1936, the theater now hosts a number of performing groups.
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Deertrees Theatre is an architectural and acoustic gem. The atmosphere is friendly and warm. There is first rate classical music, comedy, plays, jazz. This place deserves great support as it is indeed a National Treasure.

Thank Stephen L
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

A charming summer venue nestled in the woods of the quaint village of Harrison. Varied scheduled throughout the summer, something for everyone with amazing natural acoustics and not a bad seat in the building. A must see is the art gallery behind the stage that features high quality art from Maine artists.

Thank Colemans78
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

what a little gem, hidden away in the woods above Harrison. Built as an opera house and being lovingly restored. Excellent acoustics and an imaginative manager. Thoroughly recommend.

Thank David H
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

Last night we attended a concert at the Deertrees theater . Just finding this playhouse was a challenge as it is set back in the woods(literally) of Harrison ME with only a long, winding. unlighted road as a guide to the location. As you drive along this road ,all of a sudden, this beautiful log and wood construction kind of 'pops up' out of the woods. This one of a kind construction houses a theater with almost perfect acoustics, an art gallery with works of local artists and the Salt Lick Café-- a 'cafe' of sorts serving homemade cookies (made by locals) as well as beverages including beer and wine. The parking lot is a grass space surrounded by trees with a volunteer attendant who directs the parking pattern required for this lot. Built in 1936 to rival the theaters on Broadway, this theater has had several 'facelifts' over the years but keeps its original and rustic appearance.The executive director of this theater enthusiastically meets and greets patrons individually and in groups on the lawn surrounding the theater , giving some history of the building and proudly sharing the new updates . O h yes--the concert-- almost eclipsed by the setting, was outstanding! A local group, Mixology, performed show tunes for about 2 hours with a short intermission which we spent on the picnic benches in front of the theater sipping wine and appreciating the view. An evening taking a walk back in history. This is a must see for anyone visiting Maine.

Thank foodlink
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Wonderful theater...a Maine jewel...production was well done. Road signs to the theater could be improved...

Thank Judith M
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