We strive to make all Portland Conservatory of Music events accessible to all.
Below you will find information about the physical accessibility of our various venues. To inquire about special events hosted at other venues, or with further questions, please contact us.
Noonday Concert Series
The Noonday Concert Series offers free access to performances by Maine’s most talented musicians every week throughout the academic year. The series has always been an integral part of our mission to provide equal access to high quality music and highlight our talented faculty and students. While most Noonday Concerts are hosted at First Parish Church, every third Thursday, our noonday concert is at the Portland Public Library.
First Parish Church
425 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
“The Meeting House is accessible via 10 steps from the street. The Parish Hall entrance is to the right of the Meeting House, one step up through an open gate, then a 30-foot sidewalk with a slight incline, and 5 steps to the entry door. There is also a side entrance in the Parish Hall with a chair lift that can take visitors between the Parish Hall lower level (street level) to the main floors of the Meeting House and Parish Hall. There is also a wheelchair accessible bathroom on the Parish Hall main floor. The classrooms on the second floor of the Parish Hall and the upper gallery of the Meeting House are only accessible by stairs. We are in the midst of a capital campaign to install an elevator in the Parish Hall. In the interim, we are installing a temporary wheelchair ramp while fundraising and construction of the elevator proceeds. This will make our Parish House compliant with historic landmark requirements and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and will make our space accessible to all.” Learn more.
Portland Public Library
5 Monument Square
Portland, ME 04101
“Parking is available on the street or in the Elm Street Parking Garage or Midtown Parking Garage (accessible from Monument Square or Free St). The Main Library (Baxter Building) on Monument Square (83,000 sq. feet) opened in 1979. In 2010, we completed Phase I of a major renovation that added new spaces for adult popular reading, technology services, cultural center activities. The library is wheelchair accessible as well.” Learn more.
Dimensions in Jazz and Early Music Festival
Most of our Dimensions in Jazz concerts and Early Music Festival events take place in various performance spaces at Woodfords Congregational Church, which is also home to our studios (3rd floor).
Woodfords Congregational Church
202 Woodford Street
Portland, ME 04103
“Located at 202 Woodford Street in Portland, Maine, Woodfords Congregational Church, U.C.C., is a Just Peace and Open and Affirming congregation. We have ample off-street parking and are handicapped accessible. Every floor and venue space at the church is accessible via elevator and ramp. Please note however that the elevator will be under construction until the end of August, 2018.” Learn more.
—Information taken from venues’ websites—