Merrill Auditorium

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Portland City Hall Auditorium
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Portland City Hall Auditorium and the Kotzschmar Organ, as they appeared in 1912.
Address20 Myrtle St.
Portland, Maine
United States
Coordinates43°39′34″N 70°15′26″W / 43.65955°N 70.25725°W / 43.65955; -70.25725Coordinates: 43°39′34″N 70°15′26″W / 43.65955°N 70.25725°W / 43.65955; -70.25725
OwnerCity of Portland
Capacity1,908
Construction
Opened1912
Rebuilt1997
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Merrill Auditorium

Merrill Auditorium is a 1,908-seat auditorium located in Portland, Maine, United States. Originally known as Portland City Hall Auditorium, it is located in the eastern section of Portland City Hall. PortTIX is the only official box office of the Merrill Auditorium.

The auditorium was built in 1912 and underwent a major rebuild and renovation in 1997. It features a large pipe organ, the Hermann Kotzschmar Memorial Organ, donated by Cyrus Curtis and built by the Austin Organ Company (Opus 323).

The rental rates vary ($5000 for one performance, $3500 non-profit for one performance) and include space rental, available City of Portland equipment, and all front of house labor for most usage. Prime tenants at Merrill are the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland Ovations and the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ. Resident organizations include the Maine State Ballet, Portland Ballet and Opera Maine. Merrill is available for concerts, comedy, theatrical performances, corporate functions and other special events.


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