Red Octopus Theatre Company

Contact Info:

Our main office is located at

Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street

Newport, OR 97365


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Ticket Information:

To purchase tickets to any of our productions, call the Newport Performing Arts Center Box office at 541-265-ARTS. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performance times.

You may also stop by in person, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm or in the evenings starting one hour prior to curtain. The Performing Arts Center is located in the beautiful, historic Nye Beach district ...

Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street

Newport, OR 97365

Presenter Description:

Red Octopus Theatre Company has been in Newport, Oregon offering the central coast the best in comedy, drama, classics, musicals and original theatre for over thirty years.

The spark of creation came when four actors from San Francisco, heading north, joined forces with local actors in 1978.

Over the years, the group has expanded and included hundreds of talented artists and performers. Performances, over the years, were held in a variety of locations in Lincoln County: From local barns, to the Visitor Center of Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center and even the former Naterlin Center (now Newport's City Hall).

Our current home is in the Newport Performing Arts Center, built in Nye Beach in 1988. We produce at least two shows per year and explore new theatrical works with our ongoing "Original Scripts" workshops. You can explore our production history on our website.

Want to join us? We don't bite! Interested in performing with us? Check out our upcoming auditions page HERE. Want to help behind the scenes with costumes? Lighting? Make-up? Set construction? Marketing? Publicity? Want to just stand around and applaud us while we work? We welcome newcomers in all areas. Just drop us an email and let us know how you'd like to help ...

Upcoming Events in Red Octopus Theatre Company

  • The Two Noble Kinsmen - LIVE on stage

    March 2nd, 2018 to March 18th, 2018

    A delightful tragicomedy written by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher in 1613, this "Rarely staged bromance" (The Guardian) plays March 2-18 at the Newport Performing Arts Center, directed by Milo Graamans and presented by Red Octopus Theatre Company.

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  • AUDITIONS: The Woman in Black

    May 5th, 2018 to May 5th, 2018

    A play that has captivated audiences for 30 years! In the depths of an empty theatre, one man's desire to rid himself of a terrifying curse leads him to reveal a horrific story. As the border between reality and fantasy blurs, the terror starts… and the flesh begins to creep. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN

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