Thornton Oaks Cultural Highlights
Coast Maine yields a
bounty of cultural opportunities:
theater companies, five-star
festivals and much more.
Some of the choicest
events are right here
in Brunswick, including
the Bowdoin International
Music Festival and the
Maine State Music Theater.
Scene from the Maine State Music Theater's 2006 production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. Photograph by Annie Rose.
There’s hardly a resident who
hasn’t attended some sporting
or cultural event on the bustling
Bowdoin College campus. Many of our
residents audit classes—there’s
no charge. And quite a few take advantage
of free swim time at the Bowdoin pool.
The Thornton Oaks shuttle transports
season ticket holders to nearby Portland
for performances at Portland Stage,
the Portland Symphony Orchestra and
Portland Concert Association. The
shuttle also makes trips to botanical
gardens, lunch spots and attractions
around Maine and even to Boston, where
the Museum of Fine Arts is a popular
You can visit websites for many local cultural organizations from our links page.
We also host art
here at Thornton Oaks.