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With two symphony orchestras, opera companies, a plethora of theater companies, and renowned music and dance festivals, Maine offers an exquisite menu of performing arts and cultural entertainment. The grandfather of performing arts in Maine is the Bangor Symphony Orchestra which has been in continuous operation since 1896.
Maine is home to professional theater companies as well as community theater groups that perform stage productions throughout the state, including a popular Shakespeare series. Venues for theatrical productions range from an outdoor Elizabethan theater along the banks of the Penobscot River in Bangor to charming, renovated 19th-century opera houses. Come experience Maine’s rich performing arts tradition.