Directions to Merrill Auditorium 

  • From I-295 in Maine, take exit 7 (Franklin Street)
  • Once on Franklin Street, go to the fourth traffic light and turn right onto Congress Street
  • Parking is available for a nominal fee (cash only please) at "Central Parking Services" on the corner of Congress and Pearl Streets (this lot offers some accessible parking spaces) and at the "Top of the Old Port" on Pearl Street (your 1st right off of Congress)
  • Merrill Auditorium/City Hall is one block from the parking lots on Myrtle Street

The entrance to Merrill Auditorium is about one fourth the way down Myrtle Street, on the left side. The box office is located just inside the main entrance. If you are attending an event at the Rehearsal Hall, you'll need to enter by a different door farther towards the bottom of Myrtle Street.

From Northern New Hampshire and Western Maine

  • Take US-302 into Portland. US-302 turns into Forest Avenue
  • Continue on Forest Avenue until it ends at the intersection with Congress Street
  • Turn left onto Congress Street and continue until you see City Hall on the left side of the street
  • Turn left onto Myrtle Street immediately after City Hall

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Directions to Other Venues:

THE ABROMSON CENTER & HANNAFORD HALL @ USM-Portland Campus  (seating chart)

88 Bedford Street, Portland, ME  04101

  • From I-295, take exit 6B ( Forest Avenue North) in Portland. Off the exit, immediately move to the far left lane on Forest Avenue to prepare for a left turn at the first stoplight (intersection of Forest Avenue and Bedford Street). Turn left onto Bedford Street at the stoplight and continue underneath the USM Alumni Skywalk. Immediately after the Skywalk, turn left onto Surrenden Street and continue into the USM Parking Garage.

  • If approaching the campus from Brighton Avenue, follow Brighton Avenue towards downtown until it turns into Bedford Street. Turn right onto Surrenden Street immediately before the USM Alumni Skywalk, and continue into the USM Parking Garage.

  • Parking:   It’s easy and it's free!  Take a parking ticket when you enter the garage and have it stamped by Continuing Education staff.  When you leave, present it for validation at the parking office on the lower level of the garage.

471 Stroudwater Street, Westbrook, ME 04092 

  • I-295 SOUTH
  • EXIT 5B (ME-22 W/Congress Street)
    destination is approx. 3.5 miles from this exit
  • slight RIGHT onto Congress Street
  • RIGHT onto Westbrook Street
  • once in Westbrook this street becomes Stroudwater Street - continue on
  • Westbrook Middle School will be on the LEFT.  Open air parking available on site.
  • I-95
  • EXIT 47 toward Rand Road
    destination is approx. 2.5 miles from this exit
  • turn LEFT at Rand Road
  • continue onto ME-25 W/Westbrook Arterial
  • take the exit toward Forest Street
  • slight LEFT at Woodlawn Avenue
  • turn LEFT at Stroudwater Street
  • Westbrook Middle School will be on the RIGHT.  Open air parking available on site.

Directions to 14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland, Maine 04101:

  •  From I-295, take EXIT 7 (Franklin Street).
  • On Franklin Street, go to the 7th traffic light and turn LEFT onto Commercial Street.
  • Continue STRAIGHT through the stop sign at India Street (Commercial becomes Thames Street). The Ocean Gateway Visitor Center is the building with the clock tower, located on the right hand side of the street.  This is where you will board the train.
  • Limited street parking is available.  Suggested parking is the Ocean Gateway Garage (167 Fore Street, Portland, ME 04101 - there is a fee for parking).

14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland, ME 04101 via MapQuest

14 Ocean Gateway Pier, Portland, ME 04101 via Google Maps

THE STATE THEATRE  609 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

  • From I-295 in Maine, take Exit 6A (Forest Avenue - heading intown)
  • Merge onto Forest Avenue and continue straight & uphill until the street ends at Congress Street.
  • Turn RIGHT onto Congress Street and stay to the right.  At the High Street intersection look straight across to see The State Theatre up ahead on the right side of Congress Street. 
  • For Parking turn RIGHT onto High Street (one-way).
  • Paid parking is available in the Parking Garage on the right side of the street (alternate garage entrance is around the block on Forest Avenue).
  • Street parking may be available on the surrounding streets.

​Port City Music Hall

504 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

  • From I-295 in Maine, take Exit 6A (Forest Avenue – toward Arts District)
  • Merge onto Forest Avenue and continue straight & uphill until the street ends at Congress Street (5 traffic lights).  (PARKING GARAGE:  paid parking entrance on RIGHT just after 4th Traffic Light at Cumberland Avenue intersection. Port City Music Hall is about a quarter-mile/5 minute walk from garage).
  • Turn LEFT onto Congress Street.  Go past Oak Street; your destination is on your right, just after the Maine College of Art & Design building and before the light at Brown Street (2nd Traffic Light).