About Us

Welcome to AURA, a truly unique venue unlike anything else in the northeast! Located in the center of downtown Portland, Maine, one of the most talked about cities in the country; AURA brings people together for entertainment and gatherings unlike anywhere else.

AURA is not only a home for spectacular concerts and comedy performances, It's also a multi-purpose venue lively with catered events, benefits, business gatherings, holiday parties and many other exciting happenings.

But… it doesn't stop in just the main room!

AURA has a special VIP lounge available for rent for small private parties or pre-concert gatherings. AURA can provide catering. Also in house around the corner from the VIP lounge is one of Portland's best weekly dance party locations; AURA's Downstairs Venue. Home to weekly dance nights, this space is also available to be rented for almost any type of gathering. AURA can handle catering to both the VIP Lounge and Downstairs Venue.

But… it doesn't stop with just the main room, VIP Lounge and AURA Downstairs! AURA's Sports Grill is a great place to have a bite to eat, pre or post concert. People love the Sports Grill for a quick lunch or to watch the game with friends and enjoy some of our popular wings or a nice dinner. Fresh, local and affordable meals all the time. The menu at AURA's Sportsbar has something for everyone!

AURA is every bit amazing as it sounds. From the concerts we present with some of the biggest names in the world of music, to wonderful private events and special business gatherings; AURA is the multi purpose entertainment facility Portland has deserved for too long. Don't take our word for it though. Stop by and see for yourself.


Our History

Formerly home to the legendary live music venue The Asylum since 1997, the entire building was completely demolished and rebuilt from the underground up. Eventually opening in April of 2017 as AURA, the venue which can hold over 1000 people has multiple floors (including balcony seating), state of the art technology and a light/sound system that will impress any concert goer.

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