Visitors to the city of Bath might think they’ve been transported to Bath, England (the Maine city’s namesake) when they arrive at the
Chocolate Church Arts Center
. This wooden Gothic style church was built in 1846, and while it makes for an impressive sight, it is the performances within that will have you marveling with delight. The church is home to a variety of programs throughout the calendar year including art exhibits, as well as dramatic and musical productions, children’s theater, plus various touring shows, which are performed in the center. Open year round the musical menu is sweet, and includes jazz, folk music, world music and classical.
Also housed in a former church is the
Studio Theatre of Bath, which is now owned and operated by Sagadahoc Preservation, Inc. and now known as the Winter Street Center. This semi-professional theatre company provides a full season of performances, as well as Christmas pageants.
During the summer months the Bath Summer Concert Series takes place on Friday evenings at Library Park in the downtown historic district, with performances beginning at 7pm.
Nearby Brunswick is home to the
Maine State Musical Theatre as well as
The Theater Project , and both offer regular seasonal performances and various shows, musicals and other live events.