COVID-Safe Protocols

When you come back: In July we reopened to live in-person audiences. Your safety and the safety of our cast, crew and staff are our first concern. Things are going to look a little different. Please know that we will always meet or exceed state and local regulations.

Mask Requirements Regarding masking, City Theater follows Maine CDC guidance; therefore, CIty Theater guidance may change as Maine CDC guidance changes.

At this moment, masking is recommended for unvaccinated patrons when York County is at low or moderate COVID spread (as determined by the CDC).  When York County’s COVID spread is substantial or high, masking is recommended for all patrons.
For more information on York County’s COVID status, please refer to the CDC COVID Data Tracker.  For more information on Maine’s current COVID guidance, please refer to the State of Maine’s COVID Response webpage.

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.  

Arriving at the theater. Our house will be open a half hour before the show. We ask that you arrive a half hour before the show and immediately take your seat. There is currently no congregating or waiting in the lobby. Our cast and crew will not be coming out for meet and greets after the show, and we request you keep your distance from them if you see them.

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

Box Office: Advance reservations are encouraged. You can reserve tickets online www.citytheater.org/tickets or over the phone at 207-282-0849.

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.

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.

University of New England

City Theater plays an important role in the artistic life of the University of New England, serving as the production venue for two performances per year staged by UNE Players under the direction of City Theater’s Artistic Director who also teaches courses in theater production. City Theater also hosts cultural events in partnership with UNE including opera, Shakespearean theater, films, lectures and performing artists.

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.

Past Seasons

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