Photo Credit: Jim Thurston

Located in the heart of downtown, the Waterville Opera House is a magnificent 810 seat proscenium theater built in 1902. Managed by the Waterville Opera House Association, this historic theater is the largest and most active facility of its kind in central Maine. The Department of Performance, Theater, and Dance maintains an active relationship with the Waterville Opera House Association using the facility for musical performances, training, and civic engagement opportunities.

Adjacent to the Opera House, and accessible by an enclosed glass walkway, is The Center; an arts and shopping complex that fronts Waterville’s main street. This is the home of The Studio Theater, a small 60 seat theater managed by the Waterville Opera House Association and available to the department and student groups for a very reasonable rental fee. To learn more about these wonderful facilities and the opportunities therein, please visit the Waterville Opera House website.