We hope to restore The Waldo to a cultural cornerstone that connects, enriches, and entertains our community.



Waldo Theatre, Inc. is now under the leadership of a new board of directors. We are deeply committed to the stewardship of this beautiful historic building and we believe in the transformative power of arts. We have embarked on an ambitious and necessary fundraising campaign to restore the building and prepare for a sustainable future. We are asking the community at large to help us build a long-term base of support for the theatre. We applied for and received a grant from the Maine Community Foundation to develop our campaign strategy. 


When the Waldo is fully restored and open, the theatre will host films, concerts and live theater performances. Live performances will include national as well as state and regional acts. The theatre will be a place for youth to gather.  


We will have the technological capacity to live stream educational and entertainment content. The Waldo will also be available for private rental. 


Through programs like after-school activities, a signature youth arts program, summer workshops and other events, the Waldo will deepen the aspirations of the region’s residents, particularly its youth, and enhance the quality of life for all. 


A vibrant theatre will serve as a cultural hub, sparking an economic and cultural renaissance in downtown Waldoboro and the midcoast region.