We are Lewiston-Auburn’s Dolard and Priscilla Gendron Franco Center – Central Maine’s premier performance and event center. The Franco Center is in Lewiston, Maine, U.S.A. We believe history and heritage are action verbs, just like community and neighbor. We practice these by engaging members of our community young and old to share their experiences and traditions, so we might all benefit from them.
We’re a performing arts organization that celebrates Franco-American heritage and culture and the cultures of others from places around the world; our Francophone history is a legacy handed to us by generations of our brave ancestors who relocated here from France, from Quebec, and from all across the globe. We present the best in popular, Broadway, folk and symphonic music, solo instrumentalists, chorales and choirs, and other contemporary music, dance and theater. We produce wildly successful theme night series, comedy shows, as well as other informal nightclub performances.
We boast two magnificent and unique halls that are also used by numerous individuals, families and organizations for various events, including weddings, receptions, family gatherings, breakfasts, luncheons and banquets, corporate meetings, seminars, training sessions, and celebrations of all kinds.
Founded in the year 2000, the Franco Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization governed by a 15-member volunteer Board of Directors and operated by a handful of dedicated staff members and countless volunteers.