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A beautifully restored 1,900-seat performance venue, this majestic hall is one of the gems of Portland’s downtown Arts District and close to plenty of restaurants to grab a bite before the show.

Merrill Auditorium is owned and operated by the City of Portland.


Merrill Auditorium
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101

Wheelchair Accessible
Assisted Listening Devices
Nearby Parking
Security Check


20 Myrtle Street, Portland ME

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From I-295 North or Southbound

  • Take exit 7 (Franklin Street)
  • Once on Franklin Street, go to the fourth traffic light and turn right onto Congress Street
  • Myrtle Street is the 2nd street on the right
  • From Congress St, the entrance to the Auditorium is on the left

From Northern New Hampshire and Western Maine

  • Take US-302 into Portland. US-302 turns into Forest Avenue
  • Continue on Forest Avenue until it ends at the intersection with Congress Street
  • Turn left onto Congress Street and continue until you see City Hall on the left side of the street
  • Turn left onto Myrtle Street immediately after City Hall

The entrance to Merrill Auditorium is about one fourth of the way down Myrtle Street, on the left side. The box office is located just inside the main entrance. If you are attending an event at the Rehearsal Hall, you’ll need to enter by a different door farther towards the bottom of Myrtle Street.



PortTIX is not associated with any parking company and can’t provide information on their rates or policies. Please check price and closing times before entering any garage or lot.

Accessible parking for patrons with disability permits is available on both sides of Myrtle Street and on Congress Street in front of City Hall. Parking spaces are in high demand in Portland. To avoid disappointment, please allow sufficient time before the start of a show to find a parking space.


What are the security policies for Merrill Auditorium?
When do the doors open prior to each performance?
What do I need in order to enter the Auditorium?
Are food and beverages allowed in Merrill Auditorium?
Does Merrill have a Lost & Found?
Are cameras allowed?
Is there a dress code for attending a show at Merrill Auditorium?
What is your policy on mobile phones and electronic devices in the theater?
What is Merrill Auditorium’s late seating policy?
Do I need to buy a ticket for my child?
Does Merrill Auditorium have an elevator?
Does Merrill Auditorium have booster seats?
Who should I go to with questions on the day of show?
Is smoking allowed?
What is the Merrill facility fee?
What number can be left for the babysitter in case of an emergency?
Can I host an event at Merrill?


How can I purchase accessible tickets to performances?
What types of accessible seating do you offer?
How soon before the performance should I purchase accessible seating?
What services are offered for the hearing impaired?
Are the bathrooms at Merrill wheelchair accessible?
Is there an elevator at Merrill?
Is there Accessible Parking at Merrill?
Are service animals allowed at Merrill?
What if I have questions at Merrill on the night of the show?