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Opera House at Boothbay Harbor

86 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1834
+1 207-633-5159
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Restored opera house with terrific performances. Something for everyone, country, classical, rock... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
Judith K
Catch a show if you get the chance

We happened to be strolling by the Opera House and noticed that Joan Osborne was going to be... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
FoodFan2911
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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The Opera House was built in 1894 and is on the National Historic Registry. Each year nearly 100 live performances come to the old stage and include Grammy winners, international touring musicians and more. Expect to see a schedule filled with jazz, folk, classical, bluegrass, Celtic, country, and regionally-inspired music. The stage is also periodically home to theatre, comedy, magic and more. Open year 'round including December's Gingerbread Spectacular! Updated performance schedule on the website. Handicapped accessible. Bar open on the night's of performances.
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  • Average1%
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Travellers talk about
“open seating” (4 reviews)
“steep canyon” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
86 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1834
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+1 207-633-5159
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"folding chairs"
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"open seating"
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"steep canyon"
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"great acoustics"
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"wonderful performance"
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"recently attended a concert"
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"historic venue"
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"music hall"
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"perfect setting"
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"front row"
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"excellent entertainment"
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"no bad seats"
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"first rate"
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"tickets"
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"gingerbread"
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Restored opera house with terrific performances. Something for everyone, country, classical, rock - or stretch yourself and pick up tickets for something you might not ordinarily choose. Not a bad seat in the house Beer and wine and snacks available. The performers generally are available...More

Thank Judith K
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We happened to be strolling by the Opera House and noticed that Joan Osborne was going to be performing while we were visiting. So purchased tickets and enjoyed a wonderful performance. Great place for intimate performances.

Thank FoodFan2911
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Seth Glier and Joe delivered another outstanding performance in this quaint, historic venue. The sound was pristine and the snacks were delicious! A wonderful night out in Boothbay.

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Saw a FABULOUS Tom Rush in concert last night, following a 5-night stay in town - wonderful performance, great acoustics and neat old building. A nice way to wrap up a vacation and support the upkeep of a town 'treasure.'

Thank Wendee N
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Thirteen of us recently attended a concert here. Some of us sat in the front row. Others chose to sit in the balcony. Everyone had a great line of vision to the stage and the acoustics were good and not too loud, but loud enough....More

Thank skeelovr
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Opera House is a stunning landmark building that has been preserved and is used for concerts, holiday events and much more. It is pleasant to visit and I have enjoyed many events here. The acoustics are pretty good for an old building making concerts...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

This year we went to the festival of trees and the gingerbread House event, Both of these events were simply fabulous. Well presented and well attended. Worth going to. We don't bother with the many other events as the opera house floor is flat and...More

Thank Fran M
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic, old-school music hall. Saw a piano concert on a cold, pre-Christmas weekend. Not only was it a nice, friendly venue, but it was also really decked out for the holidays.

Thank Mark L
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Saw a Irish duo, guitar and fiddle, singer, songwriters. Great show. Venue is plain for an opera house but fun. Cash bar available during the show and small tables next to many seats is a nice touch.

Thank 335nedd
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

We have been to a number of different concerts here and every one of them has been fantastic! Top notch entertainment at a very reasonable price. We love it so much we are planning to become members next year! Highly recommend this venue!

Thank Pat L
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