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Address: 20 Myrtle St, Portland, ME 04101-4900
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+1 207-842-0800
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Merrill Auditorium is a 1,900-seat auditorium located in Portland, Maine,...

Merrill Auditorium is a 1,900-seat auditorium located in Portland, Maine, United States. Originally known as Portland City Hall Auditorium, it is located in the eastern section of Portland City Hall. Organizations such as Portland Ovations, Portland Symphony Orchestra, and Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ use the auditorium as a primary performance space. PortTIX is the official box office of the Merrill Auditorium. The auditorium was built in 1911 and underwent a major rebuild and renovation in 1997. It features a large pipe organ, the Hermann Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, donated by Cyrus Curtis and built by the Austin Organ Company (Opus 323).

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Can't Get a Bad Seat at the Merrill!

We recently attended a Brit Floyd concert at the Merrill and were not disappointed. The show was awesome! Acoustics are unbeatable! Always enjoy shows at the Merrill!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Portland, Maine
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently attended a Brit Floyd concert at the Merrill and were not disappointed. The show was awesome! Acoustics are unbeatable! Always enjoy shows at the Merrill!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in Bangor and chose to go to Merrill auditorium to see a show that will be in Bangor. This auditorium is a much better venue because its smaller. Seats were very comfortable, it was easy to get in before show and easy to get out of after the show. Great experience!

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Thank Tallgr68
North Waterboro, Maine
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is a nice intimate auditorium. I've been a few times, just last night to see Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood which my 2 year old loved even though the show could use some tweeking, not sure if it was the actors or the sound system, a lot of screaming. But, again my 2 year old had a good time watching the... More 

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Thank glorijane w
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Great place to watch a concert. Intimate with great acoustics! Comfortable seating with great sight lines.

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Thank Joseph M
Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The Merrill Auditorium seems to be a perfect blend of size and coziness. It is a beautiful building also.

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Thank GwenM100
Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Such a nice place to see a performance, architecturally stunning, helpful friendly staff, comfy seats, wonderful acoustics. Currently doing some sort of renovation/construction around the entrance that was annoying, a bit tough for those with mobility issues. Two parking lots nearby. Worth a visit.

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Thank lovesroads
Lisbon, NH
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

My wife and I attended a concert of organ and brass, featuring the magnificent Kotzchmar Organ. The concert was well attended although not full, we enjoyed the music very much and the following day we got a guided tour through the organ after which I got an opportunity to play it - that was one of the highlights of our... More 

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maine
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Beautiful auditorium with a great variety of shows. Rock concerts, operas, symphony and many more events. Loved it so much when I retired I became part of the event staff.....we try hard to make your experience safe and/ memorable

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Thank bill31Maine
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We enjoyed Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. Parking was easy and close to the Auditorium. There is not a bad seat in the house. The bathroom is on the first floor only.

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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We attended a John Mellencamp concert there. It is a very nice building. We would have liked the attendants to be a little more friendly but all in all a good experience.

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