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

  • Call for Entries: PAC Logo Design

    March 31st, 2016 to June 1st, 2016

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) invites designers, visual artists and the general public to submit ideas for the development of a new logo specific to branding for the Newport Performing Arts Center, often referred to as “The PAC” or “PAC.” During the initial round of submissions, participants can submit “comps” – drawings or sketches of ideas – or fully rendered camera-ready logos. Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2016, by email to

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    May 20th, 2016 to May 29th, 2016

    Whether or not you believe in fairies, get yourself to the Newport Performing Arts Center and Pacific Dance Ensemble (PDE) will take you the rest of the way to Neverland in this must-see performance of “Peter Pan.” PDE's original adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic story will be performed Fridays and Saturdays, May 20, 21, 27,28 at 7p.m. with Sunday matinees May 22 and 29 at 2p.m. As Barrie says, ‘If one was to draw a map of a child’s mind it would be very confusing because it keeps going round all the time, but it might look just like a map of Neverland. Of course, Neverlands vary a good deal, as do the minds of every child, but on the whole Neverlands have a family resemblance. Neverland is filled with all a child’s hopes and fears all crammed together on a little island…[and] On these magic shores children play forever.’ PDEs dance play of "Peter Pan" is filled with fun, fantasy and a bit of philosophy too, for children of all ages!

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  • Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr.

    June 2nd, 2016 to June 3rd, 2016

    The 7th Street Players present Disney's The Little Mermaid. In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, a beautiful mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. She makes a bargain with Ursula, the sea witch, to trade her tail for legs but she needs the help of her friends Flounder the Fish, Scuttle the Seagull, and Sebastian the Crab to restore order under the sea!

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  • Tualatin Valley Community Band Concert

    June 5th, 2016 to June 5th, 2016

    The Tualatin Valley Community Band (TVCB) will perform a free concert at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • An Evening with Halie Loren and Friends

    June 11st, 2016 to June 11st, 2016

    Nationally acclaimed vocalist Halie Loren will grace the stage at the Newport Performing Arts Center with two of her groups, each representing different styles within Halie's musical prowess. Halie has traveled with the world and recorded several studio albums with her jazz trio consisting of pianist Matt Treder, bassist Mark Schneider and drummer Brian West (due to a scheduling conflict, bassist Sean Peterson will appear at this event). Halie's newest ensemble, halie and the moon, is the result of a collaboration with friend and musician Daniel Gallo, and features drummer Beau Eastlund, bassist/vocalist Bobby Stevens, and cellist/vocalist Katherine Dudney.

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  • Newport Symphony Presents A Broadway Romance

    June 18th, 2016 to June 18th, 2016

    Direct from New York, A Broadway Romance, celebrates the great music of Broadway. John Cudia and Elena Shaddow join the Newport Symphony to perform favorite Broadway tunes creating a unique concert story showcasing all the romance, heartbreak and fun that Broadway has to offer.

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  • Summer Dance 2016

    June 21st, 2016 to August 27th, 2016

    Oregon Coast Ballet Company sponsors Newport School of Dance Summer Dance 2016 June 21 - August 27. Classes and rehearsals will expand the "Underwater Ballet" aka "fish dance" that was an audience favorite at the recent "Growing Up Dancing." The 10-week program ends with performances August 26 and 27 at the Newport Performing Arts Center. For enrollment information call Sian Zander at 541-265-8004.

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  • National Theatre Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons)

    June 24th, 2016 to June 24th, 2016

    National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" to venues all over the world – broadcast live from the Donmar’s London home. Merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations – but their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.

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  • Pendleton Men's Chorus in Concert

    June 25th, 2016 to June 25th, 2016

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is pleased to announce a performance by the Pendleton Men's Chorus at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Admission is by donation, and proceeds will benefit OCCA"s "Entertain the Future!" capital campaign to expand and enhance the center, located at 777 W. Olive Street in Newport.

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  • One Day to Play (a 24 Hour Theater Event)

    July 2nd, 2016 to July 2nd, 2016

    At 8pm on Saturday night, come witness the world premiere of 5 brand new plays, all written, directed, rehearsed, and fully-staged in under 24 hours! One night only!

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  • Judy Collins performs with the Newport Symphony

    July 8th, 2016 to July 9th, 2016

    Come spend an evening with Judy Collins and the Newport Symphony, enjoying all the classics you know and love. This is a once in a lifetime event for the Oregon Coast!

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  • Milo Graamans & Friends Concert

    July 17th, 2016 to July 17th, 2016

    Local pianist Milo Graamans performs classical, ragtime, showtunes, and original compositions. This program will include some material Milo has not previously performed. Guest performers include Carlyn Jefferson, Evan Pardi, Ian Smith, and others TBA. Donations will benefit scholarships for the OCCA Shakespeare Camp.

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  • National Theatre Hangmen

    July 22nd, 2016 to July 22nd, 2016

    Buy tickets online to National Theatre’s presentation from London of "Hangmen" at 7 p.m. Friday, July 22 at the Newport Performing Arts Center (PAC), 777 W. Olive St. in Newport. Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Martin McDonagh returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play.

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  • Sex Please, We're Sixty

    July 29th, 2016 to August 14th, 2016

    Mrs. Stancliffe has a beautiful, popular bed and breakfast - which Bud "the stud" claims is popular because of his way with the ladies, and ladies do come looking for Bud's charms, only he can't remember who he's met before and who might be there for other reasons. . It's a door slamming, hot-flashing, gut-busting good time in the name of the Rose Cottage Inn. Porthole Players Ltd brings this American farce to the Performing Arts Center in July with two performances in the Yachats Commons in cooperation with One of Us Productions.

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  • National Theatre Hamlet (Encore)

    August 19th, 2016 to August 19th, 2016

    From London's National Theatre: Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s "Sherlock," "The Imitation Game," "Frankenstein" at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, "Hamlet."

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  • Loudon Wainwright III in Concert

    September 17th, 2016 to September 17th, 2016

    Enjoy an evening with a very special singer-songwriter, Loudon Wainwright III at the Newport Performing Arts Center. It's benefit for the Entertain the Future! capital campaign to expand and enhance the center.

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  • 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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  • 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 4 and 5 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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