Newport Performing Arts Center

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777 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365

Contact Info:

Newport Performing Arts Center
777 W Olive Street
PO Box 1315
Newport, OR 97365



Box Office Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday (excepting holidays) and one hour prior to performance times

Place Description:

The Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC) is the premiere performance venue on the Oregon coast. It is home to a group of resident companies affectionately called the PACRATs. This Performing Arts Center Resident Artist Team consists of community music, theatre, and dance producers who keep the facility busy year-round. It also serves touring artists, non-profits, for profits, and individuals as space permits.

The PAC has two performances spaces, the Alice Silverman Theatre and the Studio Theatre. The Silverman is a 398-seat, proscenium, stage theatre with a full range of technical capabilities. The Studio is a black box space which can be arranged to seat up to 80. 


Contact Jan Eastman at 541-574-2653 to learn more about rental costs and calendar availability.


Download the seating chart as a PDF here or under Downloads, above right.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your participation in the arts.  One of the greatest gifts is the gift of your time and talent. 

Performing Arts Center (PAC) Box Office Help

These individuals assist the staff in selling tickets to the many marvelous events that happen at the PAC.  It’s a great way to meet people and work the box office computer. Participation is needed on Wednesdays and Fridays. Contact Jan Eastman at for more details.

PAC Capital Campaign

“Entertain the Future” is the dynamic initiative to enhance and expand the Newport Performing Arts Center. Right now the group is working on Signage and new theatrical lighting in the Alice Silverman Theatre and fundraising for Lights for Lavern Weber. Contact Barbara Berge at for more details. 

PAC view from lot

Upcoming Events in Newport Performing Arts Center

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    October 7th, 2016 to October 30th, 2016

    By Dale Wasserman Adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey Directed by Bo Harrington "Cuckoo is captivating." - N.Y. Post. "Scarifying and powerful." - N.Y. Times.

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    October 31st, 2016 to October 31st, 2016

    Monday 7:00PM October 31 HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (2016) Directed by: Taika Waititi, New Zealand 94 minutes. Rated PG-13 A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush in this comedy from down under. Sam Neill stars.

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  • The Capitol Steps

    November 3rd, 2016 to November 4th, 2016

    It’s true, you can laugh, snort, boo, and chuckle with the Capitol Steps at their November 3 and 4 performances at the Newport Performing Arts Center – a once-in-a-lifetime-experience for the coast! These performances benefit the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts and the “Entertain the Future” capital campaign to expand and enhance the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • NSO with violinist Bella Hristova

    November 5th, 2016 to November 6th, 2016

    NSO with Youth Concert Artist Bella Hristova

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    November 6th, 2016 to November 7th, 2016

    SUNDAY & MONDAY November 6 & 7 DON’T THINK TWICE (2016) USA R Directed by: Mike Birbiglia 94 min. When a member of a popular New York City improv troupe gets a huge break, the rest of the group - all best friends - start to realize that not everyone is going to make it after all. 99% Certified Fresh on ROTTEN TOMATOES!

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  • AUDITIONS: Other Desert Cities

    November 9th, 2016 to November 12nd, 2016

    Red Octopus Theatre Company will holding open auditions for Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz, directed by Barbara Berge; on Wednesday, November 9th from 6:30 – 9:30, and on Saturday, November 12th from 1:00 – 4:00. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN.

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  • DJ Spooky Multi-Media Show

    November 10th, 2016 to November 10th, 2016

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts is pleased to present a multi-media show by composer, multi-media artist, editor and author Paul D. Miller, also known as DJ Spooky (and as That Subliminal Kid) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • The Fantasticks

    November 11st, 2016 to November 27th, 2016

    "The Fantasticks" is America's longest running musical and is now celebrating over over 18,000 performances in New York. It features such hit songs as "Try To Remember", "Soon It's Gonna Rain", and "I Can See It". The story is about two young lovers whose father's pretend to feud to, hopefully, make the couple fall in love all the more. The parents stage a mock abduction with the help of a troupe of inept actors so the boy will rescue the girl. But when the children discover the kidnapping was a hoax, they renounce love and go off to see what the real world holds for them. With memorable melodies by Harvey Schmidt and delightful lyrics by Tom Jones, we guarantee that you will fall in love with "The Fantasticks"!

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  • 2016 FALL FILM SERIES -A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH Reflecting on Existence

    November 13rd, 2016 to November 14th, 2016

    Sunday & Monday November 13 & 14- A Swedish Farce from 2015. Sam and Jonathan, a pair of hapless novelty salesman, embark on a tour of the human condition in reality and fantasy that unfold in a series of absurdist episodes.

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    November 20th, 2016 to November 21st, 2016

    Sunday & Monday November 20 & 21 CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (2016) Directed by: Matt Ross USA 118 Min R In the forests of the Pacific Northwest, a father devoted to raising his six kids with a rigorous physical and intellectual education is forced to leave his paradise and enter the world challenging his idea of what it means to be a parent. Stars Viggo Mortensen.

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  • NSO Messiah Paul Klemme Conductor

    December 3rd, 2016 to December 4th, 2016

    NSO performs Handel's Messiah with Willamette Master Chorus and Central Coast Chorale conducted by Paul Klemme

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  • "ART" by Yasmina Reza

    December 9th, 2016 to December 18th, 2016

    In this Tony Award Winning play, biting dialog and hilarious turbulence are stirred up when one man buys a work of "art" without consulting his friends.

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  • Met Opera: L'amour de Loin

    December 10th, 2016 to December 10th, 2016

    Commissioned by the Salzburg Festival, where it was first seen in 2000, Kaija Saariaho’s breakthrough opera "L'Amour de Loin" finally has its Metropolitan Opera premiere in a dazzling new production by Robert Lepage in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • NSO with Adam Flatt

    January 28th, 2017 to January 29th, 2017

    NSO with selections by Mozart, Ives, and Tchaikovsky

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  • Met Opera: Nabucco

    February 4th, 2017 to February 4th, 2017

    The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • NSO with David Ogden Stiers

    February 18th, 2017 to February 19th, 2017

    NSO lecture concert on Cesar Franck with David Ogden Stiers

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  • Met Opera: Rusalka

    February 25th, 2017 to February 25th, 2017

    Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon,” in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: La Traviata

    March 11st, 2017 to March 11st, 2017

    Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, in Verdi's "La Traviata," in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • NSO with pianist Alexander Schimpf

    March 25th, 2017 to March 26th, 2017

    NSO performs Mendelssohn, Liszt, Berlioz, and Schumann’s Allegro with guest artist Alexander Schimpf, piano

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  • Met Opera: Idomeneo

    April 1st, 2017 to April 1st, 2017

    Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production of "Idomeneo," conducted by James Levine, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: Romeo et Juliette

    April 8th, 2017 to April 8th, 2017

    When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in "Manon" at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: Eugene Onegin

    April 22nd, 2017 to April 22nd, 2017

    Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production of "Eugene Onegin," the penultimate event in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

    May 13rd, 2017 to May 13rd, 2017

    The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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