Directions to Merrill Auditorium

Merrill Auditorium is adjacent to City Hall in downtown Portland, Maine.


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From Northern Maine

Take Interstate 295 into Portland. Use exit 7 from 295 onto Franklin Arterial. Continue on Franklin Arterial until you intersect with Congress Street. Take a right onto Congress Street. Continue straight through the traffic light at Pearl Street and take your next right onto Myrtle Street, just before City Hall. The main lobby entrance to Merrill Auditorium is about 1/4 the way down Myrtle Street, on the left side of the street. The PortTix Box Office is located just inside the main entrance.

 

From Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Southern Maine

Take Interstate 95 into Maine. Use exit 44 from 95 onto Interstate 295. Use exit 7 from 295 onto Franklin Arterial. Continue on Franklin Arterial until you intersect with Congress Street. Take a right onto Congress Street. Continue straight through the traffic light at Pearl Street and take your next right onto Myrtle Street, just before City Hall. The main lobby entrance to Merrill Auditorium is about 1/4 the way down Myrtle Street, on the left side of the street. The PortTix Box Office is located just inside the main entrance.

 

From Northern New Hampshire and Western Maine

Take Route 302 into Portland. Once in Portland, Route 302 becomes 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. Turn left onto Myrtle Street immediately after City Hall. The main lobby entrance to Merrill Auditorium is about 1/4 the way down Myrtle Street, on the left side of the street. The PortTix Box Office is located in the main lobby.

 

PARKING

Parking near Merrill Auditorium is easy. Street parking is free after 6:00 p.m. if you can find a metered spot. Otherwise, the following nearby parking lots/garages are available. Note the closing time for each garage and confirm with the garage attendant when entering.

 

Open Air Lots

Parking is available for a flat-fee (cash only) 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. Both lots are accessed on Pearl Street, entrances are across from one another. Merrill Auditorium/City Hall is one block from these parking lots on Myrtle Street.


Temple Street Garage

11 Temple Street, next to Nickelodeon Cinema

Cost: $5.00 per hour

Hours of Operation:

  • Mon–Sat: 7:00am–12:00am (midnight)
  • Sun: 12:00pm (noon)–12:00am (midnight)

 

Elm Street Garage

21 Elm Street, next to Portland High School

Cost: $2 per hour or any part thereof, $21 max daily rate

Hours of Operation:

  • Mon–Fri: 6:00am–10:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am–10:00pm*

*or 30 minutes after Merrill Auditorium events, $25 after-hours lock-out fee

 

For a complete list of downtown parking options, go to the Portland Downtown District website.