Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser

Here is just a sampling of the great things you’ll find in the ONLINE Auction.

Welcome to The Public Theatre’s SPRING FORWARD ONLINE AUCTION!


Featuring great items from local businesses, artists and craftspeople.

Last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we had to cancel the remainder of our 2019-20 Season AND our Annual Silent Auction fundraiser which normally happens during our May show. The generosity of our community and patrons was highlighted when last October we held our first ever ONLINE Auction and raised over $9000!

It was so successful, we’ve decided to do it again. As the weather improves, and the light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter, we want to celebrate all the seasonal activities that we couldn’t offer at our Fall Auction.

We have been surprisingly busy expanding into virtual programming for children, creating pay-what-you-can theatre classes and partnerships with our libraries and finally streaming our March 2020 production of I AND YOU, which was watched by people in 18 states, Canada and even Australia! We are optimistic in our planning for the Fall, and hope that you can join in supporting us this Spring.


Grab a great bargain for yourself, or a fabulous fun ideas for the warm months ahead. Bid High. Bid Often. It’s all for a great cause.

The pandemic has been devastating to live theatre. Large indoor gatherings will be among the last to reopen, meaning that successful fundraising has become more important than ever. Please take a moment to visit our auction and support us, and local businesses, by purchasing an item in our auction.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your unwavering support. We look forward to creating great theatre to share with you when this time of isolation has ended.

Donate to the Silent Auction

It’s not too late to see your business, product, artwork or craft in our SPRING FORWARD ONLINE auction.

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

Can participants view the auction without an account?

Anyone can view the auction without an account.  An account is only needed in order to bid on or “watch” items and to “Buy Now”.

Do participants need to create an account to bid on items?

Yes. An account is needed in order to bid on or “watch” items and to “Buy Now”.

The process is quick and very little information is required. Your name will not be displayed to the public as a bidder.

If you bid in our Fall 2020 Online Auction, you already have a 32Auctions account. You can use it for this Auction too!

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The Public Theatre

31 Maple Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

Business: (207) 782-2211
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