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Location & Directions


Join us at Merrill Auditorium in Portland City Hall located at the corner of Congress and Myrtle streets.

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From I-295 North or South, take Exit 7 (Franklin St.). Go up the Franklin Street Arterial to the fourth light. Turn right on Congress Street. Go through one set of lights, and take a right onto Myrtle Street. Enter the building from the left side 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. Continue until you see City Hall on the left side of the street. Turn left onto Myrtle Street immediately after City Hall.


Parking is available in several nearby lots. There is limited street parking in the area. For a nominal fee (cash only please) parking is available 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.

Accessible parking for patrons with disability permits is available on both sides of Myrtle Street and on Congress Street in front of City Hall.

Parking spaces are in high demand in Portland. Please allow sufficient time before the start of a show to find a parking space.


Fine Rides for Fine Arts


The Independent Transportation Network of Portland, ITNAmerica, has partnered with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and Portland Stage to launch the Fine Rides for Fine Arts program, which connects volunteer drivers with older people to help them attend plays and concerts.


As a volunteer driver for the Fine Rides for Fine Arts program, you will earn:

  • Free membership for a lower-income senior.
  • $50 cash donation for the Fine Rides program.
  • Transportation credits for your volunteer driver miles.

To learn more about volunteer driving for Fine Rides for Fine Arts, call ITNPortland at 207-854-0505 or visit the website at itnportland.org/fineridesfinearts                

WHAT IS ITNPortland?

The Independent Transportation Network of Portland, ITNPortland, has provided 24/7 door-through-door and arm-through-arm transportation to older people in Greater Portland since 1995, delivering more than a third of a million rides. Through ITN’s program, volunteer drivers earn credits for driving and donate those credits to people of limited means who need rides. We call it the Road Scholarship Fund.

Now, with a grant from the Rines Thompson Foundation, ITNPortland is working with the Portland Symphony Orchestra and Portland Stage to get the word out about Fine Rides for the Fine Arts and bring the Culture of Kindness to the art loving community.


  • Are you looking for a pleasant way to meet new people and give back to the community? Become a volunteer driver.
  • Do you need a little help with transportation to concerts or plays? Sign up to become a member.
  • Do you need help with costs? Ask about the Road Scholarship Fund.

Contact ITNPortland at 207-854-0505 or visit the website itnportland.org/fineridesfinearts.

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