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State Theatre Vacation Packages (Flight + Hotel)
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State Theatre showing street scenes as well as an individual female

The beautiful mix of architectural styles, from Art Deco to Moorish, makes this newly renovated performing arts venue one of New England’s best.

The State Theatre has been a Portland icon since 1929. Today it remains one of the coolest concert venues in the city. Bringing together a mix of Spanish, Italian and Art Deco styles, plus a state-of-the-art Wurlitzer organ, balconies, paintings and gilded furnishings, it was indicative of the exuberance of the late 1920s. Though it gradually fell into disrepair, it has recently been completely transformed into an intimate 1,870-seat hall that retains many of the lavish details of the original building. Visit the State Theatre for a concert and see how the interior has a way of turning any performance into a splendid work of art.

Approach the theater from the street, the neon sign on the outside acting as a beacon in the Portland dusk. Pause outside and examine the exterior details, setting it apart from the somewhat more restrained buildings on either side.

Join the crowds as they stream in through the front doors and head up the impressive sweeping staircases leading to the hall itself. Reserve seats in the balconies or amid the dancing crowds on the main floor. Wherever your seat, get a great view of the stage.

At intermission, purchase drinks or snacks including popcorn and pizza from vendors stationed at short intervals around the theater. Stretch your legs to dance with the rest of the audience, feeling the energy course through everyone in attendance.

The State Theatre is located in the heart of Portland’s downtown, just across the street from the Portland Museum of Art and other attractions. Portland’s Transportation Center, with bus and rail connections, is a 10-minute drive, 12-minute bus ride or 35-minute walk away. Drive from the Portland Airport in about 15 minutes or take the bus in 35 minutes. Parking is available in public parking garages nearby as well as metered spots on the street and in private garages. Parking is generally available even during events. Tickets are required to access the inside of the venue.

Purchase tickets online or at the Port City Music Hall box office from Wednesday to Friday during regular business hours.

Top Hotels Close to State Theatre

The Westin Portland Harborview
The Westin Portland Harborview
4 out of 5
157 High St, Portland, ME
The price is CA $176 per night from May 17 to May 17
Located in Downtown Portland, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Portland Museum of Art and Cross Insurance Arena. University of Southern Maine and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (970 reviews)
"The parking garage was attached to the hotel which was nice."

Reviewed on Apr. 21, 2021

The Westin Portland Harborview
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
20 Milk Street, Portland, ME
The price is CA $269 per night from May 10 to May 10
Located in Downtown Portland, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casco Bay Lines Ferry Terminal and Cross Insurance Arena. Merrill Auditorium and Monument ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (962 reviews)
"The hotel was beautiful, clean, and very convenient to everthing in the Old Port area. My only dissapointment was in my room. It was located on the bottom level and possibly near the mechanical room, because it was very loud. Every time someone used their shower, sink, or flushed the toilet we could ..."

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
Portland Harbor Hotel
Portland Harbor Hotel
4 out of 5
468 Fore Street, Portland, ME
The price is CA $208 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Downtown Portland, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Monument Square and Cross Insurance Arena. Museum of African Culture and Maine Historical Society ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (909 reviews)
"Excellent hotel, very cozy, beautifully decorated and well-kept Great location, in the middle of good restaurants and shopping. Strongly recommend. We were very pleased."

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Portland Harbor Hotel
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Best Lodging Options Near State Theatre

The Westin Portland Harborview
The Westin Portland Harborview
4 out of 5
157 High St, Portland, ME
The price is CA $176 per night from May 17 to May 17
The Westin Portland Harborview
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
20 Milk Street, Portland, ME
The price is CA $269 per night from May 10 to May 10
Portland Regency Hotel & Spa
Portland Harbor Hotel
Portland Harbor Hotel
4 out of 5
468 Fore Street, Portland, ME
The price is CA $208 per night from May 16 to May 16
Portland Harbor Hotel
Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
2.5 out of 5
209 Fore St, Portland, ME
The price is CA $187 per night from May 16 to May 16
Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront
Inn at St John Portland In-Town
Inn at St John Portland In-Town
2.5 out of 5
939 Congress St, Portland, ME
The price is CA $99 per night from May 11 to May 11
Inn at St John Portland In-Town
AC Hotel by Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront, ME
AC Hotel by Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront, ME
3.5 out of 5
158 Fore St, Portland, ME
The price is CA $177 per night from May 12 to May 12
AC Hotel by Marriott Portland Downtown/Waterfront, ME
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Portland
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Portland
2.5 out of 5
340 Park Ave, Portland, ME
The price is CA $122 per night from May 23 to May 23
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Portland
Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront
Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront
3 out of 5
321 Commercial St, Portland, ME
The price is CA $156 per night from May 16 to May 16
Courtyard Portland Downtown/Waterfront
Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
88 Spring St, Portland, ME
The price is CA $160 per night from May 16 to May 16
Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.