261 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

Boothbay Region Community Television is the only electronic media outlet serving the Boothbay region. By training volunteers, purchasing and maintaining audio/video equipment, we document the life of our community through the medium of digital video.

P.O. Box 391
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538

Lincoln Arts Festival Celebrates the Arts in Maine! A Summer of the Classics: Choral music, Jazz, Pops, Poetry, an Art Show and Sale, and a grand variety of programs for all ages, all over town. Our 33rd Season! 633-3924

The Opera House at Boothbay Harbor
P.O. Box 800
86 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Admin. Office: 207-633-6855

The historic Boothbay Harbor Opera House stage welcomes regional and national touring musicians year 'round. From International Grammy-winning stars to emerging artists, the performance hall is a perfect place to settle into for an evening of bluegrass, classical, Celtic, jazz, folk, R&B, and more. Historic bar room and gallery upstairs.

We're ready to say adios to 2021 around here and holding out hope that 2022 will be brighter, albeit a long way from what was once normal.  Please see the Events page on this website and the Boothbay Opera House website for the beginning of the 2022 performance schedule for the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor. We are still in discussion with dozens of performers and agents and DOZENS of concerts are still to be confirmed, but I wanted to let you know that we are still here and the music still rings out from this old House. Despite the hurdles, we still managed to get more than 40 days/nights of music and events on stage in 2021 between April-December - and those brought happiness to thousands. As far as we know, we were never at the center of any kind of spread of Covid, so it all felt pretty good.
Happy New Year one and all.

With gratitude,
Cathy Sherrill
Executive Director

    The Boothbay region is already filled with the warm glow of holiday lights beaming from businesses , at the Botanical Gardens and around the Town Common, and now kitchens throughout the region are beginning to warm up and give off their own glow in preparation for the 15th annual Gingerbread Spectacular at the Opera House. The annual exhibit of gingerbread houses and castles is open December 16-19 from 10 am – 3 pm daily.

Both novice and more experienced bakers have shared that they plan to design and build a gingerbread structure to enter in this year’s Spectacular.  Those interested in entering the annual event are asked to contact the Opera House at 207-633-6855 to register. There is no fee to enter and very few rules other than that the structure must be edible. “Frosted and decorated shoe boxes are not allowed”, notes master gingerbread house builder Kevin Kiley. Entries must be delivered on Wednesday, December 15.

Prizes will be awarded for not only the Most Spectacular, but also for the Most Hilarious, The Largest, Best Representation of a Local Landmark, Best Traditional Gingerbread House Design, and Best Youth Entry. Each year the judging team has awarded additional prizes at their discretion. The 2021 judges include Brenda Blackman from The First National Bank, Lisa Kristoff the Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Boothbay Register, Kim Martin, owner of Eventide Gourmet Shop, Cindy Steane from the Lafayette Group, and John Webster of Orne's Candy Shop.

Set against the beautifully decorated Opera House, The Friends of the Opera House will be selling an array of pies, cakes, cookies and holiday specialties throughout the Gingerbread Spectacular. They promise a wide assortment of beautifully wrapped baked goods, ready for immediate eating or giving this season. Please bring cash as they cannot accept credit cards.

There is no admission fee, but donations are gratefully accepted. Many of the gingerbread creations will also be available for sale by way of the silent auction that will run throughout the event. Financial support for the event has also been provided by The First National Bank.

Masks are required to be worn properly while inside the Opera House during the Spectacular. Those under age 2 are exempt from the mask requirement.

Free parking is available at the Opera House parking lot, 86 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor.