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The Public Theatre's 2022 Summer Auction

The Public Theatre
June 2022
08:00 AM EDT
June 2022
At Midnight EDT

The Public Theatre's 2022 Summer Auction

Dive into this auction and you'll see OVER 200 ITEMS with everything from necessities to luxuries. Things you need and things you didn't know you needed.

Grab a great bargain for yourself, or a fabulous gift for someone else. Bid High. Bid Often. It's all for a great cause!

While you are browsing, please take a minute to learn more about our generous donors by clicking on their name in the "Donated by" section.

Proceeds from this Auction will help keep us going strong during our recovery. Though we are able to produce again, audiences are smaller, generating less income. But our patrons can still enjoy a wonderful time at the Theatre without breaking the bank.

This season we have been able to present our entire season in-person while also offering them as Video On Demand for patrons not ready to venture out quite yet. Our Education Programming has served hundreds of students with FREE workshops either virtually or in-person. Your support helps us provide these important arts experiences to your community.

We are looking forward to next season, and hope you will join us.

About The Public Theatre

Winner "BEST THEATRE" Seven Years Running in Down East Magazine Readers' Choice poll! Since 1991, The Public Theatre, Lewiston-Auburn's Professional Theatre, has been bringing high-quality theatre to the citizens of Central Maine at incredibly affordable prices. Only at The Public Theatre will you find the best plays and professional actors from Broadway and beyond for for a top ticket price of only $25.

If you would like to contribute an item to the Online Auction at this time, we are happy to accept new donations. We can add them to the active Auction as soon as we receive them. Email or call 207-782-2211.

You may also make a monetary donation to help offset lost funds due to reduced size of the Auction and support us as we plan for the future.

Look for the blue DONATE button at the top of this page or the "Donate $25" Buy it now Auction Item.

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In-Person Bidding During Be Here Now

Items NOT marked ONLINE ONLY are now on display in The Public Theatre lobby during the run of Be Here Now, June 17-26.

Bids may be placed online or in-person, or through an "ABSENTEE" bid.

We are monitoring and updating these items for the high-bids placed by any method. An online bid placed by "Public Theatre" indicates the recording of an in-person or absentee bid so online bidders are notified of the new high bid.

Items marked LIVE EVENT ONLY are on display in the lobby, as well.
"LIVE EVENT ONLY" bidding closes at 4:30 pm, following the end of the Sunday, June 26 2pm matinee.

You may not place bids online for these items.

If you would like to place a bid, you may call 782-2211 or email with SUBJECT: Auction Bid Item #[000] and your bid.


If you are not attending the show, you may also visit The Public Theatre during the following hours to view the items and bid:
** Tues-Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
** Saturday, June 18, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Masks are required in the building.