Due to COVID-19 all special events are subject to change.  Sign up for emails to keep up-to-date.

Please consider making a gift to help offset the loss of income due to the cancellation of our Silent Auction Fundraiser.

Special Events and Fundraisers

Show your support for The Public Theatre and have a blast at the same time! Our special events contribute to our ability to provide high-quality, professional theatre and help to keep our ticket prices affordable for all.


ONLINE Auction Fundraiser – our Silent Auction has moved online!

There’s something for everyone at our silent auction featuring items from businesses, and craftspeople from around the state.

Vacation trips, gift certificates, coveted products and crafts—our silent auction has it all, thanks to the generous support of businesses and individuals in our community.

We have moved our Auction ONLINE to help with fundraising this Fall.

Normally held annually during our May show, the Silent Auction is our single largest fundraiser. Support The Public Theatre by donating an item or service to be auctioned off, or bidding on an item!

Read more about the Silent Auction >>

30th Season Raffle

Honor our 30th Season with a chance to win $1,500 cash!

Grand Prize

$1,500 cash – that’s it!

Only 300 tickets will be sold.

Read more about the raffle >>

Virtual PLAY Club – a book club for PLAYS – held online

We are inviting you to join us in discussing great plays.

The Public Theatre is creating a PLAY Club (like a Book Club but we read plays) and we’re inviting you to join. Every year when we pick our season, we read tons of great plays that never appear on our stage (sometimes for a simple reason like the cast size is too big), so we thought it’d be fun to share some of these great scripts with you and discover if you like them as much as we do.

Held on Zoom.

Read more about the Virtual PLAY Club >>

I Am A Story – at the Auburn Public Library – Now Online!

Join The Public Theatre and the Auburn Public Library for a morning of interactive and theatrical storytelling.

I Am A Story is an interactive and theatrical program designed to introduce children and their families to the magical and meaningful world of live theatre through contemporary and classic children’s literature. Recommended for children ages 4-8 (Pre-K to Grade 3)

Due to the pandemic we have moved this program online.  Videos are hosted by the libraries and free to access.

Read more about I Am A Story >>

Father/Daughter Valentine Ball

Create lifelong memories with your daughter by taking her out for a night on the town.

Held annually at the Ramada Inn in Lewiston, fathers and daughters dress up and spend quality time together cutting a rug to the music of a live DJ. Light snacks, father/daughter photography and a whole lot of fun is to be had at this very popular annual event.

Tickets go on sale the Monday after Thanksgiving. Tickets may be purchased by mail or in person.  No phone orders are accepted.  Tickets are not available online. Space is limited and tickets sell out quickly. Please mark your calendars!

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The Public Theatre

31 Maple Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

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