City Theater is proud to be not only an historic landmark, but also a vital anchor of the growing arts and cultural community in Biddeford-Saco as a year-round performing arts venue.


City Theater Celebrates 125th Anniversary

To celebrate the 125th Anniversary of City Theater, we created a special documentary: “City Theater: A Love Story” highlighting the extraordinary history of this magnificent performing arts venue. Special thanks to Charlie Cole, Ben Keller, and Linda Sturdivant for making this documentary possible. 

“City Theater: A Love Story” 125th Anniversary Documentary

Mainstage Productions

City Theater Associates produces five community theater productions per year. City Theater’s annual season runs from October – August and features both musicals and straight plays.

Cultural Events

City Theater is proud to be an historic landmark and a vital anchor of the Biddeford-Saco community as a year-round performing arts venue. As a member of the Biddeford + Saco Arts + Culture Alliance, City Theater hosts concerts, films, plays and performing artists throughout the year. City Theater serves as a venue for Heart of Biddeford events and seasonal downtown festivals such as Winterfest.

Theater Rentals

City Theater is not available for new rentals at this time.

COVID-Safe Protocols (updated May 18, 2022)

COVID Vaccine / Negative Test and Masking Policy

The following is City Theater’s COVID vaccine and masking policy (as of 5/18/22).

As of Wednesday, May 18, 2022, City Theater will no longer require patrons to be fully vaccinated or prove a negative COVID-19 test to entering the theater.  While City Theater has currently changed our proof of vaccination or negative test requirement, we continue to encourage all eligible persons to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up-to-date with any CDC recommended booster shots.

As of 05/18/2022, masking will be strongly recommended for all patrons entering our theater; however, masking will only be required when York County, Maine is designed as “High Community Transition” by the Federal CDC.  Please note that this means that masking requirements may change from one day to another; therefore, to determine if masking is required, patrons are encouraged to check the Federal CDC’s COVID-19 by County map (at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html ).

Those who are unable or unwilling to follow this policy can receive a refund or change tickets, but only by emailing the City Theater box office at [email protected].

This policy is in effect until further notice.

Updates to our air quality
We have installed a new ionization filtering unit to our HVAC system for the theater and there is a new UV light air filtering system in our lobby. The safety of our audience, volunteers and performers is always our first concern.

We will be thoroughly sanitizing all surfaces in the restrooms, lobby, and in the theater before the show, Hand Sanitizer & Disinfecting Wipes are available throughout the theater.

Box Office
Advance ticket purchase is encouraged. You can buy tickets online or over the phone at 207-282-0849.

Past Seasons

2021-2022 Season
Ghost Train
Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play 
Daddy Long Legs
On Golden Pond
Rocky Horror Show

2019-2020 Season
Noises Off
It’s A Wonderful Life: Live From WVL Radio Theatre
Little Women *
On Golden Pond *
La Cage Aux Folles *
cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic 

2018-2019 Season
Swingtime Canteen
A Christmas Carol: The Musical
The Light in the Piazza
Calendar Girls
The Drowsy Chaperone

2017-2018 Season
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Enchanted April
The Producers

2016-2017 Season
Over the River and Through the Woods
A Christmas Survival Guide
Pump Boys and Dinettes
Steel Magnolias
The Wizard of Oz

2015-2016 Season
Jekyll and Hyde
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Next to Normal
Murder at the Howard Johnson’s
West Side Story

2014-2015 Season
The Mousetrap
The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical
Tick, Tick…BOOM!
Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

2013-2014 Season
1950s Rock and Roll Christmas
Gunmetal Blues
You Can’t Take it With You
The Full Monty
Bingo: The Musical

2012-2013 Season
Ordinary Days
Legends: The Music of Judy Garland
9 to 5: The Musical
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee