• Edward Little High School Christmas Concert
    Dec 13
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Edward Little High School Christmas Concert

    Auburn’s Edward Little High School vocal ensembles and band will perform their annual Christmas Concert on the Franco Center stage.

    This is a Free concert!

    Please come and enjoy this wonderful ensemble and band!

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  • Holiday in Lights - Franco Center Christmas
    Dec 16
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Holiday in Lights – Franco Center Christmas

    Performance Hall

    Singer/songwriter, Mitch Thomas,  who is the Center’s executive director, will present several seasonal favorites, including some of his own compositions and arrangements.  The event will also feature several other local artists singing holiday songs of joy and good cheer.  A Christmas tradition for the whole family at the Center.


    Reserved: $15 and free admission for students.



    Box Office: 207-689-2000
    Box Office Hours: 12pm – 4pm. Monday – Friday.

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  • French Film Mondays - December - "Sous le figuier"
    Dec 18
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    French Film Mondays – December – "Sous le figuier"

    Heritage Hall

    French Film Mondays, sponsored by TV5Monde, continues on December 18 at 6:30 p.m. with the film;

    “Sous le figuier” – (feature film, comedy, France, 2012)
    Caught up in an existential crisis, Nathalie, Christophe and Joelle rent a house beside the river Moselle to spend their summer holiday with 90-year-old Selma.

    All films are FREE to attend.

    Watch the trailer Here.

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  • Thread Theater - The Third Wednesday of Each Month
    Dec 20
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Thread Theater – The Third Wednesday of Each Month

    Heritage Hall

    Come to the Gendron Franco Center on the Third Wednesday each month to enjoy – Thread Theater!

    This months Theme is: “Relatives”

    Thread theater is a playwright and acting group of community members, no experience necessary!
    Folks write a “Theme” based script, no longer than 10 Minutes, to submit for a reading.
    Actors submit their names for consideration in Play readings.

    The host for the evening will draw each Play (script) submitted at random and choose the applicable men & woman, also at random, to read/act that play.

    At then end of the evening everyone will vote Best Script & Best Actors for the night.

    So, check the months Theme (see The Franco Center opening Slides for the Theme or Thread theater’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/thethreadtheater/


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  • Auburn Community Band Christmas Concert
    Dec 20
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Auburn Community Band Christmas Concert

    Performance Hall

    Join the Auburn Community Band for their Annual Christmas Concert at the Gendron Franco Center!

    The Center is proud to host the Auburn Community Concert Band’s Annual Holiday Performance! Join Milt Simon and the band for 75 minutes of your favorite holiday music. As always, admission is free. Our Bar and Heritage Café will be open before and after the concert. Enjoy your favorite crêpes and more! The band plays every Wednesday night in the summer at Auburn Festival Plaza (the rain location is here at the GFC).

    This is a FREE concert, come one come all!

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  • New Years Eve L/A
    Dec 31
    7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    New Years Eve L/A

    Heritage Hall

    Bar opens for this fun and elegant evening at 7 p.m.  Prepared by our professional staff, a delicious buffet dinner will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. After dinner, uests will dance to the music of one of Maine’s hottest dance bands. Guests will then be invited to the Performance Hall for the Times Square Countdown to 2018 and champagne toast at midnight. One guest will Win the Grand Prize!  Music will be performed by an extraordinary classic rock band, the Substitutes.


    Reserved Ticket: $50


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  • French Film Mondays - January - "Richelieu, La Pourpre et le Sang"
    Jan 8
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    French Film Mondays – January – "Richelieu, La Pourpre et le Sang"

    Heritage Hall

    French Film Mondays, sponsored by TV5Monde, continues on January 8 at 6:30 p.m. with the film;
    “Richelieu, La Pourpre et le Sang”
    (made for TV film, historical drama, France,  2014)
    The ageing but still influencial Cardinal Richelieu, Prime Minister to Louis XIII, takes the Marquis de Cinq-Mars under his swing.

    All films are FREE to attend.

    Watch the Trailer here!

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  • Vox Nova Chamber Choir
    Jan 20
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Vox Nova Chamber Choir

    Performance Hall

    Vox Nova Chamber Choir is a mixed ensemble of 24 – 32 adult voices. Vox Nova rehearses Thursday evenings 7-9:30 PM and performs four concerts annually. Directed by Shannon Chase. Steven Weston, Assistant Conductor. Accompanied by members of the instrumental consort.

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  • Mardi Gras/Valentines Party
    Feb 13
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Mardi Gras/Valentines Party

    Heritage Hall

    The Franco Center will produce another unique, festive and must-experience event with Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day Eve. In the great tradition of those legendary New Orleans celebrations and sweethearts everywhere, our Mardi Gras/Valentine’s Day audience will be treated to the sounds of the Big Easy with the State Street Traditional Jazz Band, lots of dancing, free-flowing spirits, and authentic Cajun cuisine. Consider wearing a costume at the party! Dress up! Dress down! But, come dressed!


    RESERVED:  $20



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  • The Early Evening Show
    Feb 23
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    The Early Evening Show

    Heritage Hall

    Looking for a laugh-out-loud funny show? The premise is based on a spoof of a late-night talk show, but it’s not that simple. With improvisation, sketch comedy, music, lots of special guests and surprises, no two shows are ever alike. The cast brings their warm personality and goofy sense of fun to the stage and sometimes an unsuspecting audience member or two!

    General Admission:  $15.


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