Thompson's Point

THOMPSON’S POINT

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Thompson’s Point outdoor venue is located on the southern tip of “The Point”, adjacent to the recently restored section of the Union Station platform shed that was moved to the site in the 1960’s. A beautiful piece of land on the banks of the Fore River, Thompson’s Point has a scalable capacity of 2,500 to 5,000 for concerts and festivals  – and within close proximity to downtown Portland – the venue will be linked to Portland Trails for easy walking and biking access.  Part of a multi-use industrial renovation, the site includes a circus school, cryptozoology museum, co-working makerspace, nano-brewery, distillery and winery. It’s all happening here.

The State Theatre (www.statetheatreportland.com) serves as the exclusive live music promoter for Thompson’s Point.

All 2016 shows are General Admission events.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

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WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

AGES

Thompson’s Point is an ALL AGES venue.  Children 3 and under are free.

REFUNDS

There are no refunds or exchanges on any tickets on any events unless an event is cancelled or postponed.

BOX OFFICE / CREDIT CARDS

While cash is king, we will accept credit cards at the box office – which will be located right next to the entrance gates.  CASH ONLY at concessions.  There will be ATMs on site.

PARKING

There is onsite parking . Advance onsite parking is available to purchase online for $20 per vehicle.  Parking will be $20 upon entrance to site. CASH ONLY will be accepted day of show.  Please call (207) 956-6000 for more info.

CLICK HERE to purchase parking online in advance. 

RE-ENTRY

There will be no re-entry once your ticket has been scanned.

FOOD

There will be plenty of food available. We have hand-picked some of the best food trucks and vendors in Maine to fulfill any craving. New this year, we also allow you to bring in food in small soft sided coolers.

ALCOHOL

We are proud to serve a variety of draft beer selections from both local and national brands, as well as a gluten free alcohol option, throughout the concert at our main concessions area under “The Depot”.   Please remember – if you are 21+ and plan on enjoying an alcoholic beverage, don’t forget your government issued ID.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL BARS ARE CASH ONLY. 

This year we are proud to serve Sierra Nevada and Downeast Cider at all Thompson’s Point Events.

ATM

We will be providing ATMs on site… just in case that first visit to the food truck wasn’t enough, or you need to get that extra t-shirt for a friend.

SMOKING

There is a strict no-smoking policy at Thompson’s Point.

ADA SEATING

ADA seating will be made available by request when you arrive at Thompson’s Point.

Parking is available for guests with disabilities including a drop-off location near the entrance. Van accessible parking spaces are located near the entrance. These spaces are well-marked and are monitored by our staff. Please remember that all vehicles must display state-issued accessible parking tags or placards to park in these spaces.The entrance to the venue is at street level. There are no steps or ramps to maneuver in and out of the entrances.

For more information on ADA seating at Thompson’s Point, please call the State Theatre at 1-207-956-6000.

BE PREPARED FOR THE WEATHER – THE SHOW WILL GO ON RAIN OR SHINE

Thompson’s Point is on the Fore River and it’s still New England- it has the potential to be very hot or cool even in the summer. Prepare yourself. Wear a hat, breathable clothing, apply sunscreen. Hey – bring a raincoat!  Be sure to check the weather before you travel to Thompson’s Point. Plan ahead.  Layers, people!

STAY HYDRATED!

Drink water. Lots of water. Dehydration causes unhappiness and we don’t want that.

 

WHAT AND WHAT NOT TO BRING:

YOUR TICKET or ID FOR WILL CALL TICKETS

Please bring a printed copy of your ticket to ensure a quick entry into the show. If you are picking up your tickets at will call, please bring your ID to our will call window at the box office next to the entrance gates to pick up your tickets.

YOUR I.D.

If you have to pick up your ticket at will-call or plan on drinking any alcohol, bring your driver’s license, passport or any other government issued photo I.D. and you’ll be good to go!

THESE THINGS MIGHT ALSO HELP YOU AND ARE OK TO BRING:

Lawn Chairs

Guests are welcome to bring personal lawn chairs into the venue for most shows. To ensure clear sight lines for all of or guests, only low “beach style” lawn chairs with a seat no higher than 9″ off the ground are permitted (Click Here for an example or see below). Chairs must be placed behind the designated line on the lawn which will vary in location per show (Click Here for an example or see below). The area from front of house sound tent to the stage is STANDING ROOM ONLY.


 
 

Blankets or beach towels.

Security reserves the right to redirect chair and blanket placement for the comfort and safety of patrons.

Small soft-side coolers

Bottled water – ONE PER PATRON and must be sealed. Cannot be frozen.

Hats (one hat per head probably a good formula), sunglasses, sunscreen, raincoat or poncho, a Color Me Badd CD, valid driver’s license for will-call and/or to drink alcohol, a jacket, two thumbs up.

THERE ARE A FEW THINGS YOU NEED TO LEAVE BEHIND (and not limited to):

To ensure a safe and awesome event for everyone, bags will be checked upon entry for the following (in other words, please don’t bring these so we can let you in right away):  Pets, cans or glass bottles, alcoholic beverages, illegal or illicit substances of any kind, weapons (including ninja stars), fireworks, umbrellas, professional photo/audio/video equipment, glow sticks or wands, laser pointers, a bad attitude.

Thompson’s  Point and the State Theatre reserve the right to deny entry or ask visitors to leave at any time. Please don’t do anything to make us make you leave.

 

 ParkingPARKING

PLEASE NOTE:  There is onsite parking for a limited number of cars. Advance onsite parking is available to purchase online through Ticketmaster for $20 per vehicle.  If available day of show, parking will be $20 (CASH ONLY) upon entrance to site.  Please call (207) 956-6000 for more info.  

CLICK HERE to purchase parking online.

What are we excited about?  Thompson’s Point is within walking and biking (and kayaking!) distance from downtown Portland.   And hey, we are even connected to the Portland Trails system:  http://trails.org/our-trails/fore-river-parkway-trail/

 

Bus  PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Public Transportation website: www.portlandmaine.com/getting-around/transportation

Concord Coach Lines: Concord Coach Lines serves points in New Hampshire and Maine to Boston South Station and Boston’s Logan International Airport: www.concordcoachlines.com

The Downeaster: The Downeaster operates daily round trips between Brunswick, ME, and Boston, MA.  Remember – the train station is only ¼ mile away from the concert site.  BONUS! www.amtrakdowneaster.com

METRO Greater Portland Transit District bus: METRO Greater Portland Transit District bus provides nine safe, efficient, and reliable routes throughout the greater Portland region. METRO Route #5 stops at the Portland Transportation Center (PTC) located adjacent to Thompson Point (map of drop-off location can be found at the end of the guide). Also visit: http://gpmetrobus.net/

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

1. From I-95 North (Boston, Massachusetts)

From I-95 North, keep right on I-295 N, follow signs for S. Portland/Downtown Portland.   Take exit 5 for ME-22 E and follow signs for Maine 22/ U.S. 1 Alternate. Keep right and merge onto Fore River Pkwy. Turn left onto Thompson’s Point.

2. From Portland International Jetport: 1001 Westbrook Street, Portland, Maine 

Head northeast on Johnson Road toward City Line Drive. Continue straight onto Congress Street. Turn right onto Fore River Parkway. Take first right onto Thompson’s Point. Arrive at Thompson’s Point.

3. From Portland’s Downtown District: 549 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 

Head southwest on Congress Street toward Forest Avenue. Take first right on Forest Avenue. Slight right to merge onto I-295 S/ U.S. 1 S toward South Portland.   Take exit 5A toward ME- 22/ U.S. 1 Alternate/ Congress Street. Keep left at fork and follow signs to Thompson’s Point.

CLICK HERE to enter driving directions on Google Maps.

 

For any other questions, please call (207) 956-6000 or email us at info@statetheatreportland.com

See you at the show!