Community Partners

Acorn Productions

Acorn Productions, the theater in residence for Mechanics Hall, in addition to helping raise the funding necessary to open the ballroom their efforts, have added several amenities to the ballroom. Acorn is the largest renter of space using the Hall’s ballroom for the monthly first Friday performances of Naked Shakespeare, as well as the classroom and boardroom for rehearsals, workshops, and auditions.

Maine State Building and Construction Trade Council

Maine State Building and Construction Trade Council, a 14-union member council promoting unions in Maine. The MSCBTC has contributed volunteer or donated labor for many of the halls renovations and restoration projects.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers through their apprenticeship program added a dozen outlets in the ballroom, wired the bathrooms and installed lighting in the classroom among other small projects. In the near future they upgrade electrical service to the attic, mezzanine and ballroom. in anticipation of the reopening of these areas.

Portland City Church

Portland City Church rents  the ballroom every Sunday from 11 to 2 pm. The PCC has also generously contributed funding for the lights in the classroom, the exterior lights, tables, and the acquisition of 160 chairs and funding for the refinished floors.

Portland Swing Project

Portland Swing Project,  Gillian Davis is one of our earliest renters and assisted in the initial Gala presenting the ballroom to the public following the receipt of the public assembly permit. Gillian holds weekly swing dance classes from the fall to late spring. She also has assisted in coordinating bands for ballroom dances.


Community Television Network is one of our earliest partners provides video production and technical assistance for many of our programs and events. We are a member of CTN  and you can watch MCMA videos on our Member Page on the CTN

Creative Portland

Creative Portland, the city agency that represents and advocates for the creative economy . Creative Portland has supported the efforts of the MCMA in establishing its  venues in the arts district of Portland.

Maine Historical Society

Maine Historical Society, is closely aligned with the MCMA and it’s history and recently featured Mechanics Hall as one of the historical sites in its annual fundraising campaign “Magical History Tour”

Great Portland Landmarks

Great Portland Landmarks,  a staunch supporter of preserving Portland’s  architectural heritage, who has assisted and encouraged the ongoing efforts at Mechanics Hall