Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we not only have had to cancel or postpone the remainder of our 2019-20 Season. We must also postpone our Annual Silent Auction fundraiser which normally happens during our May show.

The Silent Auction is one of our biggest fundraising events, bringing in about $11,000 each year.  Our auction is a celebration of Maine products, businesses, and craftspeople.  We had just started to collect donations for the auction.

In consideration of all affected by the pandemic, we have suspended our Silent Auction Donation drive.  We will be contacting those who already contributed items when we have a better idea of when the Auction will be presented.  This may require adjusting expiration dates or other seasonal or time-sensitive donations.

If you would like to contribute and item to the Silent Auction at this time, we are happy to accept donations by mail or pledges for a future donation using the form found below.

You may also make a monetary donation to help offset lost funds due to the cancellation of the Auction and support us as we plan for the future.

 

Donate to the Silent Auction

This spring The Public Theatre will present its Silent Auction and we are inviting you to be a part of it!

Our auction is a celebration of Maine products, businesses, and craftspeople.

The Public Theatre will always give you the best value in professional theatre. Help support Maine in two great ways; supporting a local Arts organization, and promoting Maine’s diverse range of goods. You can help us make this the most successful Auction ever by joining the many local businesses who support us with donations for this event.

Can we count on your support?
You may mail us your donation, or “pledge” a donation to be picked up at a convenient date.
Should you have any questions about your donation, do not hesitate to call us at 782-2211.

Download Silent Auction Donation Forms

Any donation is greatly appreciated!

If you need more information, please call 782-2211 or Email Your Questions

Ways to Support the Silent Auction

Volunteer for the Silent Auction Committee

We’re looking for a group of creative individuals to be on this year’s Silent Auction committee.

If you’ve ever thought about volunteering but didn’t want to make a huge commitment of time, this is a great way to start.

This project has a specific goal with an end date and a creative element that enables you to work with others, make new friends, and the flexibility to work on your own time schedule.

The time commitment of an auction volunteer includes SOME or all of the following tasks:

  • We will give you a specific list of past auction donors we have sent renewal letters to and ask you to call them on your own time, confirming and arranging how we get their item.
  • We invite you to creatively brainstorm and pursue exciting new items to add to the auction. What would YOU like to bid on? Chances are, someone else would, too!
    • Have you created something or have a service you’d like to donate?
    • Do you know an artist who wants get their work seen by 2,000 people?
    • Eaten in a new restaurant our audience should know about?
  • Help us pick up items that are in your neighborhood.

  • Help us set up the auction in the lobby during the week of April 25th.

The sooner we get our committee together, the sooner we can get started.  Get in touch with us today!

Fill out the Volunteer Information Sheet

If you need more information, please call 782-2211 or Email Your Questions

Bid in the Silent Auction

This spring The Public Theatre will present its Annual Silent Auction and we are inviting you to be a part of it! 

Over 200 Items from many generous Maine Businesses and Craftspeople will be on display in The Public Theatre Lobby during our May show.

There’s something for everyone at The Silent Auction.
You’ll find an eclectic selection of everything from Auto Services to Vacations.  You need not attend a performance to bid. Simply stop by The Public Theatre, at Libson & Maple Streets in Downtown Lewiston, during Box Office Hours. The Box Office is open 12 noon – 5pm Monday-Friday, and opens at 12 noon on performance days.

Directions to The Public Theatre

Remember… BID EARLY, BID OFTEN

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The Public Theatre

31 Maple Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

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