About Us

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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.

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. 

Owned by three visionary sisters all along the way, 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 room available for rental for small private parties or pre-concert gatherings. AURA can provide catering. Also in house around the corner from the VIP room is one of Portland’s best weekly dance and party locations; AURA’s Basement Club. Home to weekly dance nights the Basement Club is also available to be rented for almost any type of gathering. AURA can provide catering. (See Private Functions)

But… it doesn’t stop with just the main room, VIP Room and the Basement Club! 

AURA’s Sportsbar is a great place to have a bite to eat pre or post concert. All week long people love the Sportsbar for a quick lunch or to watch the game with friends and enjoy some of our popular wings or a nice dinner. The menu at AURA’s sports bar has something for everyone! (See Aura Sports). 

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 your own private events; AURA is the multi purpose entertainment facility Portland has deserved for too long. The time is right and AURA is here! Don’t take our word for it though. Stop by and see for yourself.