Merrill Auditorium is a 1,900-seat performing arts auditorium located in the Arts District of downtown Portland, Maine, and just 5 minutes from Clarion Hotel Airport.
The auditorium underwent extensive renovations in 1997 including improved acoustics, sightlines and stage facilities, and the Hermann Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, a celebrated instrument from an extraordinary musician, was incorporated into the stage. Since the restoration, Merrill Auditorium has established itself as one of New England’s finest performing arts centers providing a diverse variety of programming for the region.
Merrill Auditorium Portland Maine is home to the Portland Symphony Orchestra and Portland Ovations along with other operas and Broadway shows. Many famous and internationally recognized performers have graced the stage throughout its history including John Philip Sousa, George Gershwin, Vladimir Horowitz, Ray Charles, Yo Yo Ma, Isaac Stern, BB King, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Ani DiFranco, Clint Black, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jackson Browne.
Visit the Merrill Auditorium website for event and ticket information.
Begin your evening with dinner onsite in the warm, inviting environment of our dining room at the Clarion Hotel. After viewing a mesmerizing performance, come home to our comfortable guest rooms with plush bedding, fluffy pillows, and fine bath amenities. Our hotel near the Merrill Auditorium embraces all the features of an upscale downtown hotel without having to pay the downtown prices!
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