Community Events

Ovations Offstage: Gatherings

Portland Ovations is everywhere with every type of performance. From a processional performance to a shared meals to a walking tour of Portland’s Freedom Trail, Ovations Offstage gathers communities to connect more deeply and locally with the art, artists, and ideas onstage.

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2023-2024 Season Announcement

June 1, 2023 • 5:30PM

Hannaford Hall

Circus Smirkus

2023 Big Top Tour

August 7 - 8, 2023 • 1PM & 6PM

Payson Park

"A Midsummer Night's Circus"

Antonio Rocha: "A Slave Ship Called Malaga"

In School Performance Opportunity

January 9 - August 30, 2023

Suggested for Grades 7 - 12

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis


February 15, 2024 • 7PM

Merrill Auditorium

A look back at past events.

202110 - Portland Ovations - Dan and Claudia Zanes at Deering Oaks - KatieDayPhoto- LowRes-41


Portland Ovations is grateful for 90 years of connecting innovative and masterful artists from around the world with Maine audiences. Each carefully curated season includes a range of performances across genres, traditions, production scales and venues.