State Theatre

Music Venue, Theater, and General Entertainment · Downtown Portland
609 Congress St (at High St.), Portland, ME 04101, United States
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  • Today
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
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Yes (incl. American Express)

The State Theatre is located at 609 Congress Street in the heart of the Portland Arts District. Presenting the finest in national performing arts, the State exists to enrich lives while establishing relationships between music, the arts and residents of Maine and New England.


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    Joe R.
    "upper balcony."(3 Tips)
    Stephanie M.
    "There's not a bad view in the house."(2 Tips)
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  • Stephanie M.

    There's not a bad view in the house. Hit the balcony bars when you can, much less crowded.

    Stephanie Magnolia · 3 weeks ago
  • Amybeth H.

    There are almost no bad seats. Great venue.

    Amybeth Hurst · September 5, 2014
  • Brian S.

    Beautiful renovated theatre. The drinks leave a bit to be desired. Go to Congress Bar and Grill a few storefronts down on Congress st if you want a great drink and meal.

    Brian Stanley · August 6, 2014
  • August W.

    For a close up view.

    August West · March 2, 2014
  • Ashley T.

    Awesome venue

    Ashley T · February 8, 2014
  • Wyngspan

    Have you checked out a show at the State Theatre? Give it a rating on Wyngspan! Read more

    Wyngspan · January 17, 2014
  • Roy H.

    I love the venue. Good place for a concert and think it would be great for love theatre as well.

    Roy Harper II · January 9, 2014
  • Roy H.

    State Theatre is a nice venue for music. The atmosphere is intimate and the acoustics good. The architecture is nice, well appointed inside. Perfect for Jim Brickman, who didn't disappoint.

    Roy Harper II · December 14, 2013
  • Colls 💗's 🐈 Y.

    Try the seltzer🍋

    Colls 💗's 🐈 Young · November 3, 2013
  • Alan B.

    Easily my favorite small concert venue. Not a bad seat our standing area in the house and a great lineup every year.

    Alan Barker · September 20, 2013
  • stacey h.

    Love the State Theatre! Always have! They've really given it an Amazing makeover! Its Portland's Place to go for Excellent Concerts & Shows!

    stacey hassapelis · May 4, 2013
  • August W.

    The State gets great acts but with no smoking area or readmission they set themselves up for failure. The security is heavy handed and ultimately a buzz kill. TSA style pat downs at the door.

    August West · April 22, 2013
  • Johnny H.


    Johnny Haff · March 10, 2013
  • Jordan K.

    Well kept neat little theater with a descent in house PA. There is actually a dock for load in too, which is a bonus for an old theater.

    Jordan Kolenc · December 2, 2012
  • John G.

    State has great music

    John Ginter · December 2, 2012
  • Jake S.

    Bring your earplugs. Apparently the sound mixers don't realize that turning all the levels up doesn't make the show rock more, it just causes headaches.

    Jake Smith · August 5, 2012
  • Joe R.

    One of the best venues in the state... if the beer lines get crazy don't forget about the upper bars - including the upper balcony.

    Joe Reynolds · July 15, 2012
  • Fred N.

    Upstairs at the rail FTW

    Fred Niell · June 23, 2012
  • Cj W.

    The bass can rock the balcony. It is not an earthquake.

    Cj Wesley · March 30, 2012
  • Sherpa Concerts

    The State Theatre of Portland is gracious enough to let Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles grace their stage in the Community Service Variety Show on 5/4! It's sure to be a crazy time! Read more

    Sherpa Concerts · March 29, 2012
  • Kyle M.

    can't wait for Toots!!

    Kyle Manning · March 21, 2012
  • Frankee C.

    Jack's mannequin!!

    Frankee Chapa · February 3, 2012
  • Tony R.

    Jessica lea Mayfield is great

    Tony Reaves · November 19, 2011
  • Visit Maine

    One of Portland's staples for quality live entertainment - theater and music - check out their schedule for amazing performances throughout the year!

    Visit Maine · November 7, 2011
  • Krystal K.

    PORTLAND GREENDRINKS with the PORTLAND MUSIC FOUNDATION Tuesday, December 14 · 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Krystal Kenville · November 24, 2010
  • Mark B.

    Beware the lines to pay at the Eastland Gateway garage!

    Mark Bickford · October 27, 2010
  • Kat J.

    no smoking inside. no readmittance= fire alarm evacuations...

    Kat Jewell · October 17, 2010

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