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(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

  • Beauty and the Beast

    January 12nd, 2018 to January 27th, 2018

    "Be Our Guest" as we tell the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

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  • NSO with Kenji Bunch and Erik Peterson

    February 3rd, 2018 to February 4th, 2018

    Newport Symphony with Adam Flatt, Conductor, with guest artists Kenji Bunch and Erik Peterson, present works by Copland, Griffes, Bunch, and Barber.

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  • Dances from the Heart - Pacific Dance Ensemble

    February 10th, 2018 to February 11st, 2018

    Pacific Dance Ensemble (PDE) presents their 19th annual FREE SHOW and Benefit Auction, "Dances from the Heart", Saturday, February 10th at 7pm and Sunday, February 11th at 2pm at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: Tosca

    February 17th, 2018 to February 17th, 2018

    Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • 2018 Winter Film Series LADY BIRD (2018)

    February 18th, 2018 to February 19th, 2018

    February 18 & 19 LADY BIRD (2017) USA R Directed by: Greta Gerwig 94 min. A strong willed, independent young women conflicts with her mother, in her last year of Catholic high school and vies for her place in the world. Stars Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf. Winner of many awards including Golden Globes for Picture and Actress.

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  • Met Opera: La Bohème

    February 24th, 2018 to February 24th, 2018

    The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo, in the fifth production of the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Spotlight on the Teachers Benefit Concert: Broadway Movies & Fun

    February 25th, 2018 to February 25th, 2018

    The Lincoln County Oregon Music Teachers Association presents their winter benefit concert: Broadway Movies & Fun. Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Sue Brown Student Aid Fund and the Newport Performing Arts Center Capital Campaign Fund. The show will begin at 2 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Seven OMTA teachers and several local performers will present Vocal, Piano, and Dance numbers.

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  • 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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  • Met Opera: Semiramide

    March 10th, 2018 to March 10th, 2018

    This masterpiece of dazzling vocal fireworks makes a rare Met appearance—its first in nearly 25 years—with Maurizio Benini on the podium, in the sixth production of the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: L'Elisir d'Amore

    March 17th, 2018 to March 17th, 2018

    Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met as the feisty Adina, opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima," in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Just Jazz presents - Chuck Redd Trio and Halie Loren Quartet

    March 18th, 2018 to March 18th, 2018

    Chuck Redd Trio - Chuck Redd (drums and vibes), Nicki Parrott (bass) and Randy Porter (piano). and Halie Loren Quartet

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  • NSO with Narek Arutyunian

    March 24th, 2018 to March 25th, 2018

    Young Concert Artist Narek Arutyunian performs clarinet in this concert with the NSO.

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  • RED by John Logan

    March 30th, 2018 to April 15th, 2018

    RED is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work.

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  • Met Opera: Così fan tutte

    March 31st, 2018 to March 31st, 2018

    A winning cast comes together for Phelim McDermott’s clever vision of Mozart’s comedy about the sexes, set in a carnival-esque environment inspired by 1950s Coney Island, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: Luisa Miller

    April 14th, 2018 to April 14th, 2018

    Plácido Domingo stars with this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love – and the penultimate event in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: Cendrillon (Cinderella)

    April 28th, 2018 to April 28th, 2018

    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 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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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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