Started in 1973, Penobscot Theatre Company is America's Northeastern-most professional theatre company. In 1997, Penobscot Theatre acquired the historic Bangor Opera House, which now serves as the company's base of operations. The Opera House was built in 1920 and is an early example of Art Deco/Egyptian Revival architecture.
Beyond the theatre's mainstage season, Penobscot Theatre's educational and outreach programming is the largest in the state, serving thousands of Maine students in schools with workshops. The theatre also offers post-show discussions, student matinees and summer theatre workshops.