2016 Student Art Show!


The Chocolate Church Arts Center is honored to present the 2016 STUDENT ART SHOW that began April 8 and continues through May 12.  Advanced placement art students from Morse High School and from Hyde School display their work through a variety of mediums.

KING LEAR: “Nothing will come of nothing: speak again.”

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With illusion over truth, passion over reason and ambition over loyalty, nothing is half done in King Lear by William Shakespeare. Don’t miss this epic production of what many people consider to be Shakespeare’s finest tragedy on May 6-7-8 and May 13-14.  It is a timeless and intense exploration of powerful emotions driven by pride, blindness, and naivety played out in epic proportions through family dynamics and betrayal. Gordon Adams is King Lear.

JOHN GORKA! world-renown singer songwriter on May 20.

John Gorka

Enjoy an engaging collection of sweet and serious songs that span many musical genres—folk, pop, country and soul. JOHN GORKA’S live performances exhibit the hand of the master craftsman he has become, both moving and hilarious, with audience requesting countless of John’s original songs: songs that have become part of their lives, and standards in the folk cannon.

Funny Monday: Comedy Improv, April 25


Mainely Improv will present “On the Spot Comedy” in the Curtis Room. They specialize in making up comic situations entirely from suggestions made by the audience. Every show is different but every show is spontaneous fun for all involved

TIM SAMPLE returns to our Main Stage, April 29


Tim Sample, who is probably Maine’s best-known comedian, is a great Maine humorist and comedian, author and illustrator. VIP seating available that includes pre-show reception (with light refreshments) and autograph complimentary copies of Sample and Dodge – The Summer of ’81 CD (portions of which were recorded at the Chocolate Church 35 years ago!)

About Us

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The Chocolate Church Arts Center is a cultural non-profit located in historic Bath, Maine.

The Chocolate Church Arts Center is mid coast Maine’s regional performing and visual arts center. For more than 30 years the Chocolate Church Arts Center has been offering a rich program of live music, gallery exhibitions, theatre for young artists, lectures and workshops.

Board of Trustees

Matt Newberg, President
Carla Whitehead, Secretary
Thom Watson, Treasurer

Martina Duncan
Wayne Otto
Ashley Steeves
Gordon McKenney
George Sergeant
Jennifer Wilkey


Jennifer DeChant , Executive Director
Donna Pierson, Box Office Manager
Melanie Willey, Front Office Manager
Heather Cole, Front Office Assistant
Val Denn, Artistic Director