There are many things to look forward to during summertime in Downeast Maine. Not only does the summer season bring beautiful weather, it also brings fun events and festivals to the area. Every year, supporters of the arts wait patiently for Shakespeare in Stonington. The Stonington Opera House puts on 3 productions during their summer theater season. The last production is known as an epic evening of Shakespeare. The theater is less than 15 minutes away from Pilgrim’s Inn, making it the perfect evening activity during your stay. Experience live music, dance, and furious battle scenes during the Shakespeare production. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!
The Stonington Opera House
The Stonington Opera House has provided the people of Downeast Maine with over 100 years of community history, arts, and events. The theater was built in 1912 on the site of an earlier dance hall that had been previously destroyed by fire. It was originally built as a multipurpose building to accommodate community events as well as theatrical productions. Since then, it has seen many renovations including the installation of a film theater. Now, the building is owned by Opera House Arts, a local nonprofit that was established specifically to restore the building to its original purpose as an epicenter for the community. The Stonington Opera House functions once again as a staple for theater, music, dance, film, and other community events!
Shakespeare in Stonington
Every year, The Stonington Opera House puts on a talented production of a Shakespeare play. Shakespeare in Stonington is one of the most popular events of the year. Previous years have been sold out, so make sure you get your tickets sooner rather than later! The well-anticipated 2017 production is going to be a fast-paced adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays during his lifetime: Henry IV. The production is sure to excite and entertain. Just 6 actors will be playing more than 30 roles. Come see the amazing talent at this year’s Shakespeare in Stonington event!
Other Shows and Events
At The Stonington Opera House, summer is the season of theater. Every year throughout June, July, and August, there are 3 plays that all have a common theme. Guests enjoy song, dance, amazing acting performances, and a beautiful stage set-up. Theater isn’t the only thing The Stonington Opera House specializes in! Throughout the year, the organization has film viewings in their movie theater as well as host festivals. One of the most popular festivals in Downeast Maine is the Deer Isle Jazz Festival. World-class jazz musicians and fans travel to Maine to spend an evening playing and enjoying jazz music. The Stonington Opera House also hosts a Staged Reading Series where community members take the stage during the winter.
After Shakespeare in Stonington, Return to Pilgrim’s Inn
From its history to its amazing performance, The Stonington Opera House’s production of Shakespeare in Stonington is a must-see during your stay at Pilgrim’s Inn. After the show, return to our inn to relax for the rest of the night. Unwind in your cozy room or private cottage, then wake up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and delicious homemade breakfast to start your day off right. Overlooking picturesque Northwest Harbor and our tranquil mill pond, our inn is the perfect place to experience everything Downeast Maine has to offer. Book today to experience all the best coastal activities and attractions available in Deer Isle!