Performance Venues

Merrill Auditorium

A beautifully restored 1900-seat performance venue, this majestic hall is one of the gems of Portland’s downtown Arts District and is located at 20 Myrtle Street, near many excellent restaurants.

Hannaford Hall

A warm and welcoming performance space located at 88 Bedford Street on the USM Portland campus, Hannaford Hall is an intimate 520-seat venue with 130-seat mezzanine. An attached 1200-car parking garage makes accessing the performances convenient and hasstle-free.

Halo At The Point

An open concept venue located in the Brick North building of Thompson’s Point in Portland, HALO bridges the rugged beauty of its exposed brick and classic 1800’s industrial architecture with modern audio and lighting amenities.

Westbrook Performing Arts Center

A truly state-of-the-art 1,000-seat theater that is located at 471 Stroudwater Street in Westbrook, just minutes from downtown Portland, and has free parking available.

State Theater

An iconic 1,870 seat performing arts venue located at 609 Congress Street in downtown Portland, Maine featuring a combination of Moorish and Art Deco architecture and state of the art audio and lighting systems.


SPACE is a contemporary multidisciplinary visual and performance space located in the heart of Portland’s Arts District at 538 Congress Street.

Cross Insurance Arena

Cross Insurance Arena, which is owned by Cumberland County and professionally managed by Spectra, is a 6,200 seat arena that opened in 1977 and renovated in 2012. 

Mechanics' Hall Ballroom

Mechanics' Hall Ballroom

Designed by famed Maine architect John Calvin Stevens, the Mechanics’ Hall Ballroom was closed to the public for nearly half a century; however, recent restoration and renovations have made this beautiful and elegant space once again available for public use. With its high ceilings and arched sunlit windows, The Ballroom at Mechanics’ Hall is an unforgettable gem.
Portland High School

John Ford Auditorium

Housed inside historic Portland High School at 264 Cumberland Avenue, the 576-seat John Ford Auditorium is a true community space, serving not only students but also numerous organizations throughout the city.