The Franco Center remains a symbol of a rich part of Lewiston-Auburn and New England history. We celebrate the stories of brave, hardworking immigrants who helped build the area. The Center brings together historians, artists and performers, some of them descendants of these immigrants, with a diverse audience. All who participate in our events share in the past and present day contributions of Franco Americans and others.
The creation of our cultural center in the downtown area of Lewiston has had a significant impact on the neighborhood. People attend a variety of museum, performance and education programs. They bring new life to the area. Our Center helps in the development of a thriving Cultural Corridor for the city. Tourists love us! We have seen tourists from at least four other states, Canada, and France this year.
Don’t forget that live performances are important to children and seniors!
At the Franco Center, we connect artists and audiences through diverse performing arts experiences that engage and inspire including events that are family-friendly, pop culture themed, and/or classical piano concerts.
Live performances, concerts, weddings, receptions, comedy shows, venue rental, music, theater, drama, ballet, dance, cash bar
Nov 10 River Comics: Jim McCue, Ian MacDonald, Nick Gordon
Nov 12 Magic of Steelgraves, family-friendly show of magic and illusion
Nov 19 Runnin’ Down A Dream: Tom Petty Tribute Concert
Dec 8 La Rencontre: French culture, food, entertainment
Dec 16 Don Campbell Christmas Concert
Dec 17,18 Sights & Sounds of Christmas: a variety show of music, dance, sing alongs, light show.
Jan 12 River Comics
Jan 19 Franco Cabaret Series: Christie Ray Trio concert
Feb 3 Schooner Fare concert
Feb 9 River Comics
March 4 Josee Vachon concert
March 9 La Rencontre: French culture, food, entertainment
March 9 River Comics
Mar 16 Franco Cabaret Series: The Smith Collaboration concert
March 31 StudioTwo Beatles tribute concert
April 8 Silver Circus: family-friendly circus with audience interaction
April 13 River Comics
April 20 Franco Cabaret Series: Court Jesters concert
April 23 Bob Marley comedy show
June 15 Franco Cabaret Series: The Cobblestones concert
June 22 La Rencontre: French culture, food, entertainment
Time of event and ticket prices/purchases are available at this link www.francocenter.org/shows or by phone at 207-689-2000. Tickets can also be purchased in person at our box office between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The Franco Center is at 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Parking is available in the mill lot. The building is handicap accessible on the Lincoln St. Alley side.