St. Lawrence Arts

An Artistic Center For Munjoy Hill

St. Lawrence Arts is a proposed performing arts venue in Portland’s historic Munjoy Hill neighborhood. Located on the site of a former church, this venue seeks to resurrect the gathering and performance space of the previous St.Lawrence church while creating a multidisciplinary arts venue and community focal point.

This new structure would connect the existing 120 seat parish hall with a new 400 seat performing arts venue and upper level function room. Sweeping views of Casco Bay and the surrounding city will be visible from its roof decks and through its perforated metal facade. A stone base anchors the project to the adjoining historic parish hall, while perforated metal on the upper floors bring contemporary uses to traditional church construction materials. The transparency of the facade treatment evokes the stained glass of the demolished church, while the vertical green space along the street front helps to ground the project in its residential setting.

Additional space will be provided for concessions, bathrooms, practice spaces, and a performers green room.


Project Information

Friends of the St. Lawrence

Portland, ME



14,200 SF

400 Seat Theater