State Theatre Portland

Press Clips


Boston.com – February 26, 2011 – “part of the core of Portland’s Arts District.”

The Portland Press Herald – December 26, 2010 – “an impressive lineup of national acts”

Maine Magazine – November 11, 2010 – “This is a beautiful, old, historic theater. Its got great bones, great history, and amazing character.”

The Bowdoin Orient – October 22, 2010 – “…epitomizes traditional theatrical elegance without compromising the casual aesthetic—something that has been lacking in Portland’s music venues.”

The Bangor Daily News – October 21, 2010 – “The pictures of the renovations at this historic Portland venue look absolutely gorgeous…”

Relix – October 18, 2010 – “The acoustics of the intimate venue (between 1450 and 1680 capacity) enhanced the warm, immediate sound coming from the speakers…” – opening night with My Morning Jacket, October 15, 2010

Portland, Maine Daily Photo – October 81, 2010 – “The venue is truly a gem…”

Dangerous Events Inc – October 18, 2010 – “splendid, elegant…”

Brooklyn Vegan – October 18, 2010 – “The encore was a thing of perfection for me, but hell the whole show was perfect!”

The Theatre Historical Society of America – October 18, 2010

The Daily Swarm – October 18, 2010

The Portland Press Herald – October 13, 2010 – “glimmering”

Nylon Magazine – October 1, 2010 – “majestic”

The New York Times – August 8, 2010 – “a live music anchor…”

The Portland Press Herald – July 28, 2010 – “It’s exciting to be part of a project that will eventually help make a unique and amazing connection between artists and musicians and their audience, and to be able to witness this kind of connection happen at such a historic and beautiful venue makes it even more exciting.”

The New York Times – May 27, 2010

Angioplasty – May 26, 2010 – “a jewel in the Portland-area music scene and a legacy in New England.”

Bangor Daily News – May 26, 2010

Brooklyn Vegan – May 26, 2010

Hilly Town – May 26, 2010 – “a critical spot for a lot of the bigger names in music”

Live Work Portland – May 26, 2010 – “…we fell in love with the [Portland] and saw the potential in the theatre that will appeal to Portland’s creative community.”

WCYY – May 26, 2010

The Portland Phoenix – May 26, 2010

The Sun Journal - May 26, 2010

The Portland Press Herald – May 26, 2010 – “It’s about time. The State is back.”

Original Portland - May 26 2010