Located in Portland, Maine, the State Theatre has been presenting entertainment to the public since 1929 when it featured The Trespasser, starring Gloria Swanson. From there, the State Theatre began showing matinees of children's cartoons such as Popeye, Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig. Eventually, the theater began including dance and theatrical productions while continuing to present Hollywood films. After closing down in 1990, the theater changed ownership, and by 2010, the State Theatre began mainly hosting live concerts. The State Theatre venue has presented concerts with acts, such as Melissa Etheridge, comedy shows with performers like Iliza Shlesinger and much more. The best seating and tickets for State Theatre events can be found at StubHub.
Is there an age requirement for attending events at the State Theatre?
While some events may have an age requirement, generally, all ages are welcomed to attend State Theatre events and children who are under the age of 2 will be allowed to enter for free. And when it comes to consuming alcohol, all persons must be at least 21 years of age to purchase and consume alcohol and will be asked for I.D. if this is the case.
What about State Theatre food and drinks?
Yes, food, such as popcorn, pizza and more are offered and provided by Portland Pie Company. The theater also has a full bar with a large selection of wines, beer or liquor as well as soft drinks and water.
Can I film or take pictures at State Theatre show?
Depending on the artist's requirements you may or may not be able to bring a camera inside of an event, and this is something that may not be known until the actual day of the event. Generally, most personal cameras, such as a point and shoot, are allowed. For specific event policies, please call 207-956-6000 the day of the event.
Is parking available at the State Theatre?
State Theatre parking is available throughout the area via street parking as well as garage parking. The garage is located on High Street next to Westin Harborview Hotel.
What type of State Theatre seating is available?
Usually, State Theatre events are seatless unless a specific show advertises otherwise. However, the theater does have a couple of balconies with seats as well as awesome views. For those with special needs such as the handicapped, there is special seating available.
What items are not allowed inside of the State Theatre?
Large bags and backpacks, weapons of any kind including pocket knives, outside drinks and food, spray paint, markers, stickers or fliers are not allowed inside any State Theatre performance.
Can I smoke at the State Theatre?
Smoking is not allowed. While you may be allowed to smoke outside of the venue, the State Theatre has a strict no re-entry policy, so once you go outside, for any reason, you will not be allowed back in.Back to Top
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