Professional Theatre For Maine

This spring The Public Theatre will present its 26th Annual Silent Auction and we are inviting you to be a part of it! Our Auction is a celebration of Maine featuring products, businesses, and craftspeople from around the State.

Volunteer for the Silent Auction Committee

We’re looking for a group of creative individuals to be on this year’s Silent Auction committee.

If you’ve ever thought about volunteering but didn’t want to make a huge commitment of time, this is a great way to start.

This project has a specific goal with an end date and a creative element that enables you to work with others, make new friends, and the flexibility to work on your own time schedule. 

The time commitment of an auction volunteer includes SOME or all of the following tasks:

  • We will give you a specific list of past auction donors we have sent renewal letters to and ask you to call them on your own time, confirming and arranging how we get their item.
  • We invite you to creatively brainstorm and pursue exciting new items to add to the auction. What would YOU like to bid on? Chances are, someone else would, too!
    • Have you created something or have a service you’d like to donate?
    • Do you know an artist who wants get their work seen by 2,000 people?
    • Eaten in a new restaurant our audience should know about?
  • Help us pick up items that are in your neighborhood.
  • Help us set up the auction in the lobby during the week of April 25th.

The sooner we get our committee together, the sooner we can get started.  Get in touch with us today!

 Fill out the Volunteer Information Sheet

 If you need more information, please call 782-2211 or e-mail:

Email Your Questions


DONATE TO THE SILENT AUCTION - Download Silent Auction Donation Forms 

There's something for everyone at The Silent Auction.  Check out what was in the Auction last year.   more >>

The Silent Auction supports Maine in two great ways; supporting a local Arts organization, and promoting Maine's diverse range of goods. When choosing your donation please keep this in mind. Any donation is greatly appreciated, but we will be featuring Maine Made items in a special section and clearly identifying them. Please be sure to let us know if your donation is a Maine product.

Over 200 items will be on display in The Public Theatre Lobby, during the run of Fireflies May 3 - 12, 2019

You need not attend a performance to bid. Simply stop by The Public Theatre, at Libson & Maple Streets in Downtown Lewiston, during Box Office Hours. The Box Office is open 12 noon - 5pm Monday-Friday, and opens at 12 noon on performance days.

Directions to The Public Theatre

We will have over 200 Items from these generous Maine Businesses, and Craftspeople. There is something for everyone. 


The Importance of the Silent Auction

The Auction is one of our largest fundraisers and is vital to keeping our ticket prices affordable to all. In past years this exciting event, which is our single largest fundraiser of the season, has raised thousands of dollars for The Public Theatre, contributing greatly to our ability to continue providing quality, professional theatre at a very reasonable price.

I want to see my product or service in The Public Theatre Silent Auction

Your business will get valuable exposure to almost 2,000 theatre patrons who will attend the show and view the Auction. Donations can introduce customers to your business, as well as bring them directly to your door, when they purchase your item or Gift Certificate. Our bid sheets display your business name, location, web address and phone number. We are also happy to display your business cards and/or brochures alongside your donation during the Auction.

This wide variety of products and services from Maine artists and businesses will be on display in The Public Theatre Lobby, during the run of Fireflies May 3 - 12, 2019 Audiences won’t want to miss this humorous and hopeful love story for feisty women. Fireflies will be directed by two-time TONY winner Judith Ivey and star Broadway veterans Caitlin O’Connell, and Jennifer Harmon. This show promises to be a hit and this Auction will certainly give your product wonderful exposure to our patrons.

How do I donate?

Making a donation to the Auction is easy. Download and complete our Silent Auction Donation Letter and Form. You may simply enclose your information and donation with the form, if possible. For larger items, please call or submit your form via e-mail, using the provided button on the form, to arrange a delivery or pick up of your donation.

Download Silent Auction Donation Forms - download the form, fill it out and email or mail it back to us.

Should you have any questions about your donation, do not hesitate to call us at 782-2211. Thanks to your generosity, The Public Theatre will be able to continue enriching our communities by bringing affordable professional theatre to Lewiston/Auburn and Central Maine.