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Some gifts you open and are all excited about, but then you find, a few weeks or months later, that you have forgotten you even got it — and you've never used it. So here are some places that will sell you gifts of experiences that can last all year long.


SEASON TICKETS

A small number of non-theater organizations offer you the opportunity to buy tickets to all their events for a year, all at once! (See the theatrical ones next.)

BANGOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | Year-round performances of classical and contemporary music | Subscriptions start at seven shows for $80 | 207.942.5555 | bangorsymphony.org

BAY CHAMBER CONCERTS | Producing a wide range of events at the Rockport Opera House | Discounts vary based on the number of shows ticketed | 207.236.2823 | baychamberconcerts.org

PORTLAND CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL | Summertime classical performances at USM's Abromson center | subscriptions start at four shows for $100 | 800.320.0257 | pcmf.org

PORTLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | Performing live classical and contemporary music year-round | classical subscriptions start at five shows for $85; PSO Pops start at four shows for $80 | 207.773.6128 | portlandsymphony.org


WE DIDN'T FORGET THEATER!

Most theater companies also sell season tickets. We've listed as many as we could find, but if your favorite theater company isn't listed, give them a call and ask.

ARUNDEL BARN PLAYHOUSE | Starting at five shows for $125 | 207.985.5552 | arundelbarnplayhouse.com

CITY THEATER | Starting at four shows for $62 | 207.282.0849 | citytheater.org

GOOD THEATER | Starting at four shows for $55 | 207.885.5883 | goodtheater.com

LYRIC MUSIC THEATER | Starting at five shows for $84 | 207.799.1421 | lyricmusictheater.com

MAD HORSE | Starting at four shows for $60 | 207.730.2389 | madhorse.com

MAINE STATE MUSIC THEATER | Starting at four shows for $122 | 207.725.8769 | msmt.org

OGUNQUIT PLAYHOUSE | Starting at five shows for $237 | 207.646.5511 | ogunquitplayhouse.org

PENOBSCOT THEATRE COMPANY | Starting at three shows for $75 | 207.942.3333 | penobscottheatre.org

PONTINE | Five shows for $90 | 603.436.6660 | pontine.org

PORTLAND PLAYERS | Mid-season mini-subscription three shows for $50; or five shows for $80 | 207.799.7337 | portlandplayers.org

PORTLAND STAGE COMPANY | Starting at five shows for $129 | 207.774.0465 | portlandstage.com

PUBLIC THEATRE | Four shows for $72 | 207.782.3200 | thepublictheatre.org

THEATER AT MONMOUTH | Four shows for $90 | 207.933.9999 | theateratmonmouth.org


MEMBERSHIPS THAT BRING TICKET DISCOUNTS

Though they don't sell outright season tickets, you can join these non-profit organizations as a member and get free or reduced-price admission to events and exhibits throughout the year.

ONE LONGFELLOW SQUARE | Individual membership starts at $75 | 207.761.1757 | onelongfellowsquare.com

MUSIC HALL | Friend starts at $50 | 603.433.3100 | themusichall.org

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY | Individual support starts at $40 | 207.774.1822 | mainehistory.org

PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART | Individual membership starts at $50 | 207.775.6148 | portlandmuseum.org

SPACE GALLERY | Individual support starts at $40 | 207.828.5600 | space538.org


SEE YOUR NAME IN PRINT

There are plenty of other arts and culture institutions that could use your support, and (if you give enough) will thank you for it in their programs and publicity materials. If you're up for getting your name "out there," check in here, or with your favorite organization.

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