Professional Theatre For Maine

Every traveler knows that the best way to discover a great place is to travel off the beaten path, and listen to the locals. So, this season, point your car towards Lewiston and discover a theatre recently voted "THE BEST THEATRE IN MAINE" by the Down East Magazine Readers' Choice poll. Only at The Public Theatre will you find the best plays from Broadway and Off-Broadway, as well as exciting new scripts, featuring professional Equity actors from NY and New England, for a top ticket price of only $20!

While most people think of Maine for its outdoor beauty - we invite you to experience the great indoors of The Public Theatre! Bring your mind, your heart, and your funnybone, and explore the wonders of the world without ever leaving your seat!

Come and see for yourself what every one is raving about. Great plays, great actors - all at a great price! Hire a babysitter, grab a friend or come with your school - once you get to the theatre, you'll be glad you came.

Mission Statement

  • The Public Theatre was founded to bring high quality professional theater to the people of Central Maine, at an affordable price.
  • In choosing our season, we look for plays that speak from the heart; that are life-affirming and uplifting even when the subject matter is dark or painful; that use our language in powerful and provocative ways; that invite the audience to see their world in a new way. Artistic excellence is central to the mission of The Public Theatre.