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Portland Stage Company, Maine’s largest fully professional, non-profit theater, is committed to providing the finest productions for audiences in a broad region of Northern New England. Founded in 1974 as the Profile Theater, Portland Stage Company currently produces:

   Mainstage Productions: A season of seven shows that play to over
   50,000 people annually.

   Studio Series Productions: A series of new and experimental work in
   our 70-seat Studio Theater.

   New Work Programs: From Away, Little Festival of the Unexpected,
    and the Clauder Competition.

   Education Programs: PlayNotes, Pre- and Post-show discussions,
   In-school workshops, and the Young Writers Project.

   Affiliate Artists Programs: Longfellow's Shorts and invited readings.

This variety in programming is designed to meet the needs of a broad cross-section of our population.

In producing this work, Portland Stage auditions both locally and in New York, and then brings the artists – actors, director, designers, and technicians – together in Portland to rehearse the show. Each production is created specifically for our audiences.

As a member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), Portland Stage  is committed to using actors who are members of Actors’ Equity, the professional actors union. Having a relationship with Equity is more than a commitment to hiring professional actors… it is one of the steps that Portland Stage takes to ensure the highest quality theater experience possible for artists as well as audience members.

Portland Stage plays a pivotal role in the life of our community by providing the experience of theater for our audience and by making that experience one which enlightens and adds insight into our world.

For a complete history of Portland Stage productions from 1974 to the present, please click here.




Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
by August Wilson
SEP 24 - OCT 20, 2013

by Morris Panych
OCT 29 - NOV 17, 2013

Santaland Diaries
by David Sedaris
Dec 3 - DEC 22, 2013
In the Studio Theater

A Christmas Carol
by Hans Christian Andersen
NOV 29 - DEC 22, 2013

Trouble Is My Business

by Joseph Vass
JAN 21 - FEB 16, 2014

by Tom Coash

FEB 25 - MAR 16, 2014

by Nina Raine
MAR 25 - APR 13, 2014

The Savannah Disputation
by Evan Smith
APR 22 - MAY 18, 2014