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State Theatre

609 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
+1 207-956-6000
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great place to see a concert since the accoustics are so good from any seat.

Very old theater that has been carefully and beautifully restored. My wife and I saw Jason Bonham's... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2016
Robin T
South Portland, Maine
While My Guitar Gently Weeps.. and did I

Went to the Sunday Matinee Beatles Night show. To start, temperature outside 39°, inside maybe 50... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2016
Lewiston, Maine
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1 Oct 2016
“Intimate Historic Theatre”
24 Sep 2016
“Great Venue”
609 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3301
+1 207-956-6000
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

Very old theater that has been carefully and beautifully restored. My wife and I saw Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience and it was fantastic. The acoustics are great. Very reasonable specials ($3 buds) in the full bars that are located in many areas during some...More

1  Thank Robin T
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Went to the Sunday Matinee Beatles Night show. To start, temperature outside 39°, inside maybe 50°. Too cheap to turn on the heat, I guess that's the only way they can pull in a profit- AT THE CUSTOMERS EXPENSE. And then, a totally disrespectful audience...More

1  Thank Dr_JR2011
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Since we were going to be in Portland for a special event, we were pleased to find that a band we have been wanting to see for some time was booked here during our visit! The theatre was very easy to locate and we found...More

1  Thank ICFG
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I recently went to see Old Crow Medicine Show at the State Theater. What a great venue! It is spacious, has beautiful architectural details, and is easy to navigate. I will definitely return for other shows.

Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Saturday night comedian Eddie Izzard perfomed. He kept the audience, at the State Theatre, laughing. He spoke and mimed on unforgettable, historical people such as Charles I and how loyalist Oliver Cromwell and Charles I didn't jibe. After Charles' death, England had no monarch. The...More

Thank anthonyfrazer
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Watch out for summer shows. No a/c so it gets unpleasantly hot sometimes. Seen The Decemberists there twice. Toad The Wet Sprocket once. Love the place. Just not in summer.

1  Thank Michael C
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Comedian Lisa Lampanelli on March 4th. Reasonably priced tickets and drinks, with fast & friendly bar service at this venue. Not a bad seat in the house. I highly recommend this medium-sized venue for a concert or comedy act!

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Visited the State Theatre for the first time with my daughter and niece to see their favorite band last weekend. This place is a great, intimate setting for up and coming bands, there really isn't a bad seat in the place. Granted, we had reserved...More

Thank Callily
Reviewed 29 February 2016

On a recent adventure for a concert at the State Theater, I found myself intrigues with not only the show I went to see, but also the building itself. Although the outside of the building is old and undesirable from current architectural standards, you have...More

Thank darcyp990
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Beautiful old theater. Headed straight to balcony based on reviews for seating. Sound quality poor for this tribute/benefit concert but it's likely to be better if musicians take time for sound check. Would definitely go again.

Thank Cindy H
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