Newport Performing Arts Center

OCCA provides world-class arts experiences by taking advantage of our local treasures and providing access to world-renowned artists.

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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(except holidays)
and 1 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 328-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 Catherine Rickbone at 541-574-2652  or 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 Catherine Rickbone at 541-574-2652 or

PAC Capital Campaign

“Entertain the Future” is the dynamic initiative to enhance and expand the Newport Performing Arts Center. Contact Barbara Berge at for more details. 

PAC view from lot



Upcoming Events in Newport Performing Arts Center

  • Riva Beside Me

    March 31st, 2017 to April 9th, 2017

    Riva Beside Me is a coming-of-age story of a teenage girl set in NYC in the mid-1960's.

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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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  • Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz

    April 14th, 2017 to April 30th, 2017

    A smart, funny, and emotionally powerful story about a family confronting their past. "The most richly enjoyable new play for grown-ups that New York has known in many seasons… leaves you feeling both moved and gratifyingly sated." - NY Times

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  • Red, White & Indigo

    April 16th, 2017 to April 16th, 2017

    Chanteuse superstar Lady Rizo delivers a deeply personal musical eulogy unpacking the feelings for the USA, a country she was born in, cut with her trademark humor, wit and soaring voice.

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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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  • KIDSTUFF 2017 - A Mother's Day Celebration

    May 12nd, 2017 to May 14th, 2017

    Kidstuff is the annual Mother's Day celebration and fundraiser for TJ Hoofers, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the dance education of Lincoln County students. Over 150 dance students from Dance! And All That Jazz! fill the Silverman stage with a variety of styles, including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Creative for 3-5 year olds, and Musical Comedy.

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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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  • Thomas Lauderdale with Newport Symphony

    June 17th, 2017 to June 18th, 2017

    Thomas Lauderdale with Hunter Noack join conductor Adam Flatt and the NSO to perform George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue for two pianos.

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  • Newport Symphony presents music from the Mad Men Era

    July 8th, 2017 to July 9th, 2017

    The vibrant and highly entertaining music of the Mad Men Era, with nationally-recognized vocal group Five By Design

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  • Get Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse!

    August 11st, 2017 to August 12nd, 2017

    Join astronomer Travis Metcalfe (NHS class of 1991) for an engaging presentation of history, science and practical advice for viewing the total solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017. Every attendee will receive glasses for safe viewing of the Sun.

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