SEVEN VENUES – NINE STAGES – ONE FRINGE CENTRAL
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107 Hanover St
Apohadion (pronounced a-fo-dee-un) a DIY performance space in the Bayside area on Hanover Street, right near Bayside Bowl. It is a very intimate stage, and you have the feeling you are attending some underground show in a Bohemian warehouse venue with eclectic chairs and tables. This establishment has a beer and wine bar.
Seating Capacity: 60
ADA-Accessible: Yes The front door has a 6″ step up to get in- the back door is handicap accessible with no step up.
This venue is NOT ADA-Accessible (three flights of stairs). Venue is open to all ages.
Empire Music & Events is a live music venue located in the heart of the Arts District, above Portland’s Empire Chinese Kitchen – a popular dim sum-style eatery on the site of Portland’s first Deluxe Chinese Restaurant, “The Empire” (which opened in 1916). The dance hall turned theater is up one flight of stairs (read: no elevator) and includes a raised stage in a room with exposed brick walls, wood plank floors and tons of architectural character. The upstairs bar will be open during PortFringe performances (amazing dumplings from downstairs can be ordered any time)! This venue is 18+ (under 18 admitted with guardian).
Seating Capacity: Approximately 70, with room for standing.
ADA-Accessible: No (one flight of stairs).
Mechanics Hall was built in 1859 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The majestic ballroom, designed by John Calvin Stevens, has recently been restored and re-opened for public events. It features beautifully maintained architectural details, high ceilings, and large windows overlooking the heart of the Arts District corridor. PortFringe is proud to partner for the first time with this culturally significant building which has already begun to fill the void of performance space for Portland’s independent theater scene.
Seating Capacity For Ballroom: Approximately 100
Seating Capacity for Lyceum: 45
Both ADA Accessible
Overlook is a workspace/micro cinema/studio located in the heart of the West End.
The studio is on the second floor of an eclectically populated building at 155 Brackett Street above the neighborhood grocery store Fresh Approach Market. The space is very intimate.
Seating Capacity: 30 (chairs on floor).
ADA Accessible: No (2 flights of stairs).
New Fruit is a queer/femme run artist collective in the Bayside community. The space is at street level in an industrial building, next door to an art gallery and bicycle shop. The installation space is intimate and non-uniform, with two spaces separated by glass french doors. There is a sidewalk doorway entrance, as well as a side driveway garage door entrance. The size and shape of the space is irregular, encourages an intimate and immersive experience.
Standing capacity: Dependent on how the floor space area is altered by the build out of each installation. (1-30ish standing or walk-through).
ADA Accessible: Dependent on installation. Space is at street level.
Two stages, and one of them is also our Fringe Central! Portland Stage Company is Maine’s largest professional, non-profit theater, located inside the beautiful Odd Fellows Hall built in 1896. It’s also the home of Fringe Central, the official PortFringe hang out spot located in the storefront space. Fringe Central will be open at 12:00PM daily from June 17-22, 2019. Drop in, get tickets, and learn more about the shows featured in the festival!
Please note: All-Ages Venues!