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.


2022 Holiday Raffle

Help keep us strong with a chance to win $1,500 cash!

Grand Prize

$1,500 cash – that’s it!

Only 400 tickets will be sold.

The winning ticket will be drawn no later than December 20, 2022

Read more and get your tickets >>

Annual Valentine Ball

Create lifelong memories with your child by taking them out for a night on the town.

Held annually at the Ramada Inn in Lewiston, you can treat your child to a festive evening of dressing up and dancing! Children 4-12 years-old are sure to treasure this special time with their loved one spending quality time together cutting a rug to the music of a live DJ. Light snacks, keepsake 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. NEW: Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone, or in-person. Space is limited and tickets sell out quickly. Please mark your calendars!

Read more about the Valentine Ball >>

Play in the Snow at Lost Valley

A family-friendly skiing, snowboarding, and snowtubing event.

Come out and embrace the winter at our 2nd annual Play in the Snow Family Fundraising event. Enjoy discounted lift tickets, snow tubing, and more.

Read more about Play in the Snow >>

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 >>

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.

JUNE 10-26 The Public Theatre will present an ONLINE Silent Auction and we are inviting you to be a part of it!

This year we hope to be able to feature a selection of items in the lobby during the run of Be Here Now, June 17-26, as well.  But patrons loved the convenience of our past Online Auctions and bidding will start on June 10th.

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 >>

Boston Opera House Bus Trip

This summer you can take a trip to Boston to see Wicked | July 10, 2022

Wicked, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin – smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”

Read more about the Bus Trip >>

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The Public Theatre

31 Maple Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

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