Heritage Hall is the perfect venue for wedding receptions, corporate functions, awards ceremonies, class reunions, banquets and most types of performances. Renovated in 2009 and with over 5,000 square feet of available space, Heritage Hall has a capacity of 275 with tables and chairs fully deployed (see photo below) and approximately 350 for a standing-room only performance. This room has it all — a big stage with available piano, a large kitchen attached to the hall, a full and licensed bar, state of the art lighting and sound equipment, speakers installed inconspicuously in the middle of the room for even sound distribution (so that those in the back of the room can hear as clearly as those in the front), projectors and screens, and wireless sound and internet access. And lots of free parking within feet of the door.

Come and enjoy a night of comedy or live music with Maine’s best bands — the Franco Center has recently expanded our performance schedule to include lots more of each — or rent the hall yourself and throw your own catered event. Our hall rental fees are lower than you might expect for a room as elegant as this one. Heritage Hall PlanWe even offer discounts on the rental fees to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. Contact Franco Center program director Richard Martin at (207) 783-1585 or email him with your questions and more information. Believe it or not, we’re booking two years in advance, particularly during the prime wedding season — so if you want the room for whatever function you may be planning, don’t delay and call us today.  A deposit of $200 will secure the date for you and ensure the hall is yours for the day or evening.

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Upcoming Events in the Heritage Hall

  • 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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  • Central Maine Comedy Invitational
    Mar 9
    7:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Central Maine Comedy Invitational

    Heritage Hall

    Think you have what it takes to become Central Maine’s Funniest Comedian? Here’s your chance to show off your skills! This second annual friendly competition offers comedians a chance to do 5 to 10 minutes of original stand-up comedy on the Franco Center stage.  Bring your friends, because winners will be chosen by audience vote.

    Interested in auditioning? Email a 3 to 5-minute video clip or link, along with a few words about yourself, to dawnmhartill@gmail.com.  Entries will be accepted until February 15, 2018.

    Ticket: $5

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  • La Rencontre
    Mar 15
    11:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    La Rencontre

    Heritage Hall

    L’Ecole Francaise du Maine proudly presents ‘Le Bonheur’, a celebration of happiness through theatrical performance that will include singing, dancing, and poetry through traditional and contemporary music.  Come see L’Ecole Francaise du Maine’s Early Childhood through Grade 6 students light up the stage!

    La Rencontre, a fun gathering for all ages, is in no way restricted to French-speakers or even those of Franco descent. All are welcome to attend this popular monthly meal and event, as long as spots remain open. The event is sponsored by TV5MONDE USA, the global French language entertainment network, broadcasting without commercial interruptions, offering programs from France, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada. TV5MONDE can be found locally on Spectrum Cable at Channel 71.  The magnificent Gendron Franco Center is handicap accessible and is located on the corner of Cedar and Oxford Streets in the “Little Canada” section of Lewiston, just across the Bernard Lown Peace Bridge from New Auburn.

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  • Adult Prom Night - Just Like High School - Only Better!
    Apr 7
    7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    Adult Prom Night – Just Like High School – Only Better!

    Heritage Hall

    “Just like high school … only better!”.  Bring your friends and join us for the most fun you’ve had since high school … maybe the most fun you’ve ever had! Enjoy a fun night at L/A’s Gendron Franco Center. Get dressed up and be prepared for a prom night celebration loaded with lots of laughter, great food, music from across the decades, the “prom punch” you always dreamed of, chaperones, and many more surprises! One night only! Seating is limited, so, call all your friends and book it NOW!!

    Reserved: $40

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    Tickets by Phone: 207-689-2000
    Box Office Hours:  12pm to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

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  • A Buccaneer Banquet - Pirates, Theater and Dinner - Savvy?
    May 4
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    A Buccaneer Banquet – Pirates, Theater and Dinner – Savvy?

    Heritage Hall

    Come join us as we set sail on our first daring voyage at the Gendron Franco Center!  That’s right, me hearties!  The Medieval Players have decided this year to take a cruise instead – on a pirate ship!  Enjoy a feast fit for the Pirate King and Queen, and Uncle Andy, as you watch our bold, daring, and somewhat confused pirates plunder, pillage, and pursue a mysterious treasure.  Will they succeed in their quest?  Join us and find out (but don’t get your hopes up)!  Be a pirate for an evening!  Sponsored by Uncle Andy’s Digest.

    Reserved Ticket: $40

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