Directions & Parking
Maine State Music Theatre is a 2.5 hour drive from Boston on I-95. Once in Maine, some people prefer to take the more scenic route along US-1, which passes through such historic towns as Ogunquit, Kennebunk and Portland. Or continue on I-95 for a more efficient drive to Brunswick. Of course, out-of-town guests may want to stop at world famous L.L.Bean, located just 15 minutes south of Pickard Theater in Freeport.
The Amtrak Downeaster serves the Brunswick area with several trips a day. For more information on taking the train to Brunswick, visit the Downeaster website.
Air travel to Maine State Music Theatre is usually accomplished through Portland International Jetport, located about 30 minutes south of Brunswick. Please note that performances are at the Pickard Theater on the Bowdoin College campus, located at the corner of Bath Road and Maine Street in Brunswick.
The Metro Breeze offers an express service Monday through Saturday from Portland to Brunswick. Visit gpmetrobus.net.
From June – August, shows are performed at Pickard Theater, located at 1 Bath Road, Brunswick, ME 04011. Starting on Memorial Day, the Box Office is located at the Pickard Theatre. During the off-season, the Box Office is at 22 Elm Street, Brunswick, ME 04011.
From the South (Mass/NH/Kittery)
Take I-95 to exit 44 (formerly Exit 6a) to I-295 North. Travel North on I-295 for about 28 miles. Take Exit 28 (formerly exit 22) to Brunswick. This is US 1. US 1 becomes Pleasant St. Make a right onto Maine St.
From the North (Augusta area)
Take I-95 South to Exit 103 (formerly 14B) to I-295 South to Take Exit 28 (formerly exit 22) to Brunswick. This is US 1. US 1 becomes Pleasant St. Make a right onto Maine St.
From Eastern Maine
Take US Route 1 West towards Brunswick. Exit Route 1 at Cooks Corner. There should be a sign saying Bowdoin College next exit. At the traffic light make a right onto Bath Road. Continue straight on Bath Road. The campus will be on your left after the third traffic light. Pickard Theater is on the left on the corner of Bath Rd and Maine Street across from the First Parish Church. To get to the administrative offices, make a right at the first Parish Church onto Maine Street. Elm Street will be your first left after the railroad tracks.
To MSMT Administrative Offices (year-round): 22 Elm Street is the second right off Maine Street when headed toward the theater, just past Northeast Bank in the yellow and brown building with the blue awnings on the right.
NEW THIS SEASON: Thanks to the generosity of Richard’s Restaurant and AAA Energy Services, MSMT provides a free shuttle bus for every performance (except Theatre for Young Audiences). Click Here for info.
Below is a list of places to park along with a map of parking allowed on the Bowdoin College campus (areas highlighted in black are available parking locations).
You may park at the following locations:
- North Campus Drive (off of Bath Road), South Campus Drive (off of College Street), Coffin Street Parking Lot, Dayton Lot (off of Sills Drive) and Russwurm House Parking Lot (just east of Tower Drive).
- There is ample visitor parking at the Farley Field House and Watson Arena parking lots.
- On the corner of Maine Street and Potter Street at the Howell House
- Along Upper Park Row
- Any Bowdoin parking lot that has Blue Decal Parking signage
- Any Bowdoin parking lot that says Visitor Parking