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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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We love going up for concerts here. We have seen many famous acts. It seems that even talent like... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
beth190
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South Portland, Maine
Halloween pot luck with the locals!!!!

This is my second visit to BBH... Really glad to be back.. Planned to attend the Halloween readings... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Steve L
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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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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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86 Townsend Ave, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1834
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We love going up for concerts here. We have seen many famous acts. It seems that even talent like Jackson Browne and Mark Knobler love to play here and have done it several times. Its a gorgeous old opera house that the talented people of...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is my second visit to BBH... Really glad to be back.. Planned to attend the Halloween readings and pot luck at the Opera House... Best experience... Town folks brought food, I brought a tray of sandwiches from the local grocery store.... The mood and...More

Thank Steve L
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

My fiance and I came to Boothbay Harbor just to watch the Cherish the Ladies concert. What a fantastic evening. The Opera House is very small, so there are no bad seats. Its open seating, so we were able to sit almost in the front...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

If you get a chance to see anything here, jump at it! This is the sweetest little music venue of all time. There is not a bad seat in the house. I have seen about a dozen shows here, it's a quick trip from Portland,...More

Thank LJ K
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor offers programs of first-rate quality and an amazing variety of genres, from country and folk to high level classical repertory. This year, a Russian pianists of extraordinary talent performed Scriabin, Schumann, and his own compositions for a local and...More

Thank Miles F. S
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

My husband and I spent an incredible evening here, August 2, for the Skerryvore show. The main room itself is airy and well taken care of. The sound quality was excellent! No complaints about seating, there isn't a bad seat in the house. We ordered...More

Thank Jan G
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

My wife and I enjoyed our first visit to the Opera House for a wonderful performance of the Steep Canyon Rangers in July - Great Venue - recommended strongly.

Thank Peter J
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Wonderful! Second year for us attending this performance. We ordered tickets ahead at the opera House website. Great historic venue.

Thank JoeMaine1975
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

My friends & I have spent many evenings listening to music at the Opera House. Some of the entertainers not from this area, & a few are local. The Opera House has a lot of local history..featuring everything from roller scating, to dances, Minstrel shows,...More

Thank Fred B
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Boothbay Harbor Opera House is a perfect setting for taking a live performance in a quaint intimate venue. The folding chairs can get a bit uncomfortable but you can always stroll upstairs to the bar when it is open. There's not a bad seat in...More

Thank g650traveler2016
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