Directions & Parking

Directions

From Interstate 95 (Maine Turnpike) ALSO via 196 (Lisbon St)

From the Turnpike, take the Lewiston Exit (Exit 80).
At the end of the ramp turn left at the stop sign.
Follow the signs to Lewiston and Rte. 196 West.
This will deposit you onto Lisbon St. (Rte. 196 West) heading into downtown Lewiston.
Go two miles.
VIP Auto will appear on your right. Lisbon St. is now a one way street.
There is a Gulf Gas Station on your left. We are the large brick building on the right.

From Rte 136

Take 136 heading towards Auburn. As you approach the South Bridge into Lewiston, bear right staying on Riverside Dr.
At the stop sign at the end of Riverside Dr., make a right onto Broad St.and cross the South Bridge into Lewiston.
The third light past the bridge is Canal St. Make a right.
Very shortly you will make a left at the Maine Auto Service sign onto Locust St. (a very short one-way street).
Go to the stop sign and turn left onto Lisbon St. The theatre is now directly on your right.

From Rte 202, Rte 100, Rte 4 (coming from Auburn)

Turn at Denny’s Restaurant onto Court St. heading towards the bridge into Lewiston.
Cross the bridge and turn right at the second light onto Canal St.
Go Approximately .6 of a mile and prepare to turn left directly after the Maine Auto Service sign.
Make a left at the Maine Auto Service sign onto Locust St. (a very short one-way street).
Go to the stop sign and turn left onto Lisbon St. The theatre is now directly on your right.

From Rte 202 (coming from Lewiston/Greene)

Take 202 (Main St.) towards downtown Lewiston, passing CMMC Hospital on your right and Dunkin Donuts on your left. As you approach a series of lights, move into the left lane as you will soon be making a left turn.
At the Lisbon Street light there will be a left turn arrow directing you onto Canal St. (the street below Lisbon St.).
Take a left onto Canal St.
Go Approximately .6 of a mile and prepare to turn left directly after the Maine Auto Service sign.
Make a left at the Maine Auto Service sign onto Locust St. (a very short one-way street).
Go to the stop sign and turn left onto Lisbon St. The theatre is now directly on your right

Parking Information

FREE PARKING is available in the Lisbon Street lot next to the theatre. The parking area “behind” our building marked in green in the diagram is available courtesy of O’Reilly/VIP. However, parking is unavailable in the area marked “No Parking” in red. Please respect their wishes and do not park in that area of the lot.

There is still plenty of parking on the street where allowed, in the First Light and Purdue Global lots, and the municipal parking garage next to Purdue Global. The garage is free after 6 pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.

Drop-off area

During performances we are reserving the area in front of the theatre entrance for patron drop-off only. (See the indicated blue area.) Please do not park in this area when signs are present.

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The Public Theatre

31 Maple Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

Business: (207) 782-2211
Tickets: (207) 782-3200