Welcome to Augusta
Our mission is to restore and operate the historic Colonial Theater in the downtown of Augusta, Maine as an arts and cultural center for the artistic, educational, and charitable benefit of the community.
Get To Know Us
The Colonial is a signature landmark of Downtown Augusta and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Beginning with silent films and vaudeville acts, the Colonial served as a beacon for culture for the entire Kennebec Valley region from 1913 to 1969. In the 1990s, after many years of neglect, the building was saved from demolition by concerned citizens who became the nonprofit’s founding members.
We Need You
Are you looking for a way to get involved? The Colonial Theater needs YOU! Volunteer opportunities vary from physical labor (cleaning, construction, etc.) to helping out with events, tours, and outreach. When specific opportunities are needed, they will be announced below and on our Facebook page. You can also can send us an email with your contact information, skills and experience, and available time commitment and we will be in touch. As always, thank you for your support!
What’s Going On
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Exterior restoration continues with “crowning glory” March 1, 2021 John Gawler, Owner of Gawler and Daughters Sheet Metal of Belgrade, Molly O’Guinness Carlson, Owner of Head Tide Archeological Conservation Laboratory and Peachey Builders craftsmen Steve Brown are...
2020 Annual Report
ACT releases 2020 Annual Report to the Community The Augusta Colonial Theater Board of Directors released its first Annual Report to the Community today, recapping the progress made toward restoration, the work of committees, support from donors, and financial...
First live performance in 53 years
April 24, 2022 AUGUSTA – The Augusta Colonial Theater will host its first live performance in 53 years on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. with a production of Lifting the Curtain, featuring Master Mind Reader Kent Axell. Tickets are $25 per person and are now...
Echos Of The Past
The Augusta Colonial Theater hosted its first event in over 53 years and we are scheduling events for the near future. We are proud to present events and entertainment such as live theater, concerts, seminars, digital film, holiday events and much more. Join us as we celebrate the revival of this historic landmark known as the Colonial Theater in downtown Augusta, Maine.
We Need You
With your support, we can make the Augusta Colonial Theater better than ever before.
Augusta Colonial Theater
139 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330
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