Rent the Opera House

The Opera House is an ideal venue for virtually any occasion. For bookings and additional information, contact Terri Lea Smith at 207-542-3555 or via e-mail at: operahouse@town.rockport.me.us

Parties interested in renting the Opera House can download the Rental Agreement form. Please print the form, fill out completely, and return it by U.S.P.S. mail or FAX to:

Rental Agreement Rental Agreement (357 KB)

  • Rockport Opera House
  • Attn: Terri Lea Smith
  • 101 Main Street
  • P.O. Box 10
  • Rockport, Maine 04856
  • (207) 542-3555 --- FAX (207) 230-0112

Weddings 

The Opera House is one of the most beautifully-situated wedding venues in Mid Coast Maine. It’s also one of the most versatile. Overlooking the prettiest harbor in Maine (as determined by Down East magazine), you can book your entire event from rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, to the ceremony, to a reception with a meal, live music and dancing. 

The Opera House truly is a one-stop wedding venue because it has an auditorium where the chairs can be cleared for dancing, a stage for the band, a meeting room for drinks and dinner, an adjoining garden park in case you want an outdoor component and a Green Room where the wedding party can assemble before the ceremony. The kitchen  is equipped to prepare a full meal for dinners and luncheons.

Social & Business Functions

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, commencement, family reunion, life celebration, or planning a business meeting or special fundraising gala, you can adapt the spaces both upstairs and downstairs to suit the size and scope of your gathering. With over 4,050 square feet of space at your disposal, there are several options to choose from depending upon your requirements and the number of people attending. We have flexible seating in both the auditorium and the downstairs meeting room, plus state-of-the-art audio/visual technology, a commercial kitchen, and Green Room.

Performances

The historic Opera House is a marvelous hall for live performance, especially for music. The acoustics are some of the finest in the area and can be further enhanced by reflective acoustic panels that serve to project sound from the stage to the back of the balcony. The gracious and open hall is ideal for unamplified concerts and theatrical performances. For those performances that need amplification, we have a 4000-watt sound system with a 16x4x2 channel mixer available.

An antique hand-painted canvas curtain graces the proscenium arch (22 feet wide by 13 feet high). Behind the curtain is a theatrically lit, wood floor stage (19 feet deep by 22 feet wide) amenable to dance, theater and musical performances. The removable acoustic panels reduce the stage slightly (to a floor space of 17 feet deep by 21 feet wide). A backstage stairway allows for private access to the Green Room downstairs for performers.

Bay Chamber Concerts, a frequent renter of the Rockport Opera House, describes the facility as "the finest acoustic hall that seats 400 audience members in the region." It is a landmark that conveys a time of grandeur and elegance while at the same time welcoming and comfortable atmosphere.