Plan Your Visit

Directions & Parking

Portland Stage and the City of Portland have created a 50% discount at the garage between Spring St. and Free St., a short 0.3-mile walk! Be sure to get your ticket stamped at concessions.

Portland Stage does not own its own parking lot and is unable to provide free or subsidized parking. However, we’ve compiled some parking resources for you below!

PLEASE NOTE:  If you attend during the monthly First Friday Art Walk or the Thursday 2pm Matinee, please allow extra time to find parking and get to your seats before the show starts.

Directions & Parking

On-Street Parking

Nearby Parking Lots & Garages

Theatergoer’s Survival Guide

New to Portland Stage or attending theater? We’ve compiled answers to the most common questions theatergoers have so that you can have the best experience attending the show!

Thank you for choosing to watch a production with us!

Whether this is your first show with us, or your first show ever, we wanted to give you a quick primer on the terms we use and answer some commonly asked questions when people come to the theater.

People to Know

Places to Know

Portland Stage’s Venues

Important Parts of your Evening

Your Night at the Theater

Your Night at the Theater


Our theater sells Concessions starting 45 minutes before curtain, as well as during intermission (for those shows that have an intermission). Featuring goods from an assortment of local bakeries, confectioners, and brewers. Outside food and drink is not allowed inside our lobby or auditorium.

Portland Stage prides itself on its varied selection of locally made baked goods, candies, coffee, and beer as well as soft drinks, specialty wines, tea for your enjoyment. Our selection changes on a seasonal and production-by-production basis, so stop by the theater to see what we have available as early as 45 minutes before your scheduled performance.

Portland Stage Concessions

Our Bakers

Our Confectioners

Our Coffee, Tea, & Soda Distributors

Our Beer, Wine, & Cider Distributors


Portland Stage Accessibility

Our cutting-edge Hearing Loop system works with T-Coil hearing aids so that actor’s voices and sound cues are tracked directly through patron’s hearing aid, earbuds, or borrowed headset.

Large Print Programs

Available for free upon request at Concessions or through an Usher.

Elevator Accessibility

The lobby, and access to both our Mainstage and Studio Theaters, is accessible by elevator. Please contact the Box Office if you are concerned about whether your wheelchair or scooter might fit in our elevator.

Wheelchair Accessible Seating

Wheelchair locations are available in the front row only in both the Mainstage and the Studio Theaters. Advanced reservations are recommended to ensure we can accommodate you at the show you wish to attend.

Alternative Accessible Seating Options

The Box Office can help you find seating that best accommodates your hearing, sight, or mobility accessibility needs. The theater also has removable front-row seating and seating without armrests for patrons who have difficulty sitting in our standard theater seating.

Hearing Loop

Our hearing loop works with T-Coil hearing aids so that actor’s voices and sound cues are tracked directly through the patron’s hearing aid, earbuds, or borrowed headset. You can borrow headsets from a House Manager or Usher at our Concessions. Scroll down for frequently asked questions about how to use or troubleshoot our hearing loop system.

We are proud to be partnering with Audio ‘D’ & Finetone, Maine’s only Full Service Hearing Aid Company, with locations in Windham, Scarborough, Cornish, and Farmington. They offer a variety of hearing aids designed to work with loop systems, and may be able to program your hearing aids to work with the loop system at Portland Stage.

How to Access our Hearing Loop

If you use a t-coil hearing aid:

If your hearing aid is not t-coil compatible, but has a remote:

If you don’t use a t-coil hearing aid or have a remote, but would still like an assisted listening device:

Hearing Loop Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks

Hearing Loop Troubleshooting Tips and Tricks

Available for Select Performances and Digital Content:

Closed Captioning on Digital Content

Open Captioned Performances

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performances