To produce, sponsor and host events that supplement and expand the cultural, social and economic life of the community. For us, this also includes over 200 town sponsored meetings, events and community gatherings per year.
Our vision is to be Midcoast Maine’s premier performing arts and conference center and a high-quality, community venue working in partnership with every facet of our vibrant Maine community and region. We seek to create and expand opportunities for intellectual excitement and enrichment in the arts through excellence in programming.
Opened in 1894 and on the National Register of Historic Places, The Camden Opera House is a 500-seat auditorium and four conference and meeting rooms owned, managed, and supported financially by the Town of Camden. It serves residents of all ages, from Camden and surrounding areas, and visitors by hosting a wide range and variety of performances, concerts, theatre, national and international conferences and other events. On its 100th anniversary in 1994, the Opera House was renovated and restored to its original grandeur. Throughout the past decade, the Opera House has expanded and upgraded its services and technical capacity and envisions further expansion and renovations. Annually, the Opera House hosts over 28,000 patrons who have an economic impact within the Camden community of more than 3 million dollars. With over 120 years of service to the community, we are invested in the cultural vibrancy of our community and see the Opera House as a mainspring in the advancement of a vibrant Downtown area.