Shows + Plays

The Creative Economy is alive and well in Portland! There is something happening every day of the week in Downtown: Live music, plays, ballet, open mic nights and more. Check out our great venues below!

Anthony’s Dinner Theater

151 Middle St | 207-774-8668

Live performances with 5 courses, beer & wine, Friday at 7pm. Seasonal. Visit website.


121 Center St | 207-772-8274

The only destination in Portland to house four distinct entertainment options in one massive two-floor complex. Visit website.


650A Congress St | 207-774-4111

Intimate live music venue with fine wines, craft beers and small plates. Visit website.

Community Television Network

516 Congress St | 207-775-3481

We teach you how to make your own TV show. Also, we rent studio space. Visit website.

Cross Insurance Arena

1 Civic Center Sq | 207-775-3481

Multi-purpose public assembly facility: concerts, family shows, sports, trade shows. Visit website.


575 Congress St | 207-747-5063

Phoenixs’ Best Music venue 2009. Live music and events, restaurant downstairs. Visit website.

Flask Lounge

117 Spring St | 207-772-3122

Offering daily specials, live and local entertainment with DJs and bands of all genres. Visit website.

Geno’s Rock Club

625 Congress St | 207-221-2382

Rock bar serving up drinks & original live music every weekend. Visit website.

Kotzschmar Organ

50 Monument Sq | 207-553-4363

Portland’s municipal pipe organ at Merrill Auditorium. Classical, pops, silent film, family concerts. Visit website.

Maine Red Claws

413 Congress St | 207-210-6655

NBA development league basketball team, plays at the Portland Expo. Affiliated to Boston Celtics. Visit website.

Merrill Auditorium

20 Myrtle St | 207-874-8200

A 1900 seat world-class performing arts facility. Visit website.

Nickelodeon Cinemas

1 Temple St | 207-772-9751

Always exhibiting the best filmed entertainment. Visit website.


42 Wharf St | 207-370-9048

3 Bars, Live Bands & DJ, Full Nightclub Upstairs, Large Outdoor Patio, Giant Games. Visit website.

One Longfellow Square

181 State St | 207-761-1757

Showcasing exciting & thought-provoking art, film and music events throughout the year. Visit website.

Portland House of Music & Events

25 Temple St | 207-805-0134

Live music 7 nights/week. Local, regional & national talents. Small deli and full bar. Visit website.

Portland Ovations

50 Monument Sq | 207-773-3150

Bringing a dynamic season of exceptional performing artists to Southern Maine since 1931. Visit website.

Portland Pirates

94 Free St | 207-747-2837

American Hockey League Member and National Hockey League affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes. Visit website.

Portland Stage Company

25A Forest Ave | 207-774-0465

Producing classics, contemporary & new works and educational programs. Visit website.

Portland Symphony Orchestra

50 Monument Sq | 207-773-6128

Portland’s resident professional orchestra, enriching lives through music. Visit website.


225 Commercial St | 207-879-7678

Producing lively, creative & beautiful opera. Tickets sold at Port Tix. Visit website.


20 Myrtle St | 207-842-0800

The box office for Merrill Auditorium. Tickets for Kotzschmar Organ, Portland Ovation & Portland Symphony Orchestra. Visit website.

Psychic Connection

1 Exchange St | 207-774-4848

Psychic, Palm, Tarot. Readings give insight into all life matters such as love, money and career.

Rosa Noreen Belly Dance

108 High St | 207-409-9540

Elegant, family-friendly entertainment for parties & corporate events; belly dance classes. Visit website.

SOP Multimedia

484 Congress St | 207-772-3469

Internet TV & Radio including live internet TV from our studio & remote locations. Visit website.

State Theatre

609 Congress St | 207-956-6000

Presenting the finest in national performing arts and music in the heart of the arts district. Visit website.

Studio 55

55 Market St | 207-200-8057

Portland’s 1st Mixology Show Lounge with LIVE performances not only by bands but our staff putting on shows of their own.


3 Spring St | 207-828-0822

Portland’s premier nightclub catering to the Gay & Lesbian community. All welcome, 7 days/week. Visit website.