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 Randy Storms at 541-574-3362 or to learn more about rental costs and calendar availability.


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


The Newport Performing Arts Center has an opening for a part-time custodian. Download the job description as a Word doc or as a PDF for full details.

Volunteer Opportunities

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

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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

  • After-School Theatre Classes

    January 17th, 2019 to June 13rd, 2019

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, in partnership with Jennifer Hamilton, offers after school theatre classes for kids in grades 2 through 4. Classes are held 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Newport Performing Arts Center, and will culminate in a Share Day for friends and family. Spring session begins January 17; class size is limited.

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    May 24th, 2019 to June 2nd, 2019

    Pacific Dance Ensemble’s (PDE) production, “PiNOCCHiA”, directed by Nancy Mittleman, reinvents Collodi’s tale of the wooden puppet Pinocchio. Newport School of Artistic Movement will join PDE in for this year’s Family Classic, “PiNOCCHiA”, playing May 24, 25, 26 and May 31, June 1 and June 2 at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Friday and Saturday performances start at 7pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm.

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  • Minga II

    June 7th, 2019 to June 8th, 2019

    Intuit Studio and Intuit Studio Dancers are excited to be hosting Minga 2 on June 7th and June 8th at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Minga 2 is a family friendly event that will benefit the Olalla Center's new Dance Program and will feature local and guest artists.

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  • American Harmony

    June 9th, 2019 to June 9th, 2019

    The Coastal-Aires Barbershop Chorus is joined by the Local Boyz quartet, plus two local quartets, for an afternoon of music and harmony.

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  • One Night Delights - Jeffrey

    June 12nd, 2019 to June 12nd, 2019

    Paul Rudnick, who wrote 'Addams Family Values', 'Sister Act', and 'The Stepford Wives', has written one of the funniest plays in years. 'Jeffrey' is about a young gay actor/waiter who loves sex.

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  • Tryst with Grieg & Scriabin

    June 15th, 2019 to June 15th, 2019

    Seattle pianist James E. Thompson will bring his artistry to the PAC for his concert, "Tryst with Grieg & Scriabin" in a celebration of Edvard Grieg's birthday. Mr. Thompson will entrance you with the subtleties and shadings of Grieg's "Lyric Pieces" and touch your heart with the mystical creativity of Alexander Scriabin.

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  • Water Lilies of Monet

    June 16th, 2019 to June 16th, 2019

    Voyage through the masterpieces and obsessions of the genius and founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet, in "Water Lilies of Monet: The Magic of Water and Light" at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16. An art-world disruptor at the turn of the 20th century whose obsession with capturing light and water broke all convention, Monet revolutionized Modern Art with his timeless masterpieces.

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  • Summer Stand Up with Phillip Kopczynski

    June 29th, 2019 to June 29th, 2019

    Get your laugh on June 29 at the Alice Silverman Theatre at 8PM with a line up of absolute killer stand up comedians. Headliner Phillip Kopczynski was runner up in 2018 Seattle International Comedy Competition and chosen as a "Rising Star" in the 2019 the North Hollywood NOHO comedy festival. Nariko Ott was winner of 2016 Portland's Funniest Person Contest and named by SplitSider Magazine as a "Top Up and Coming comic Comedians." He as been seen on EPIX's "Unprotected Sets" and Laughs on FOX.

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  • Little PAC Players Summer Theater Camp

    July 29th, 2019 to August 2nd, 2019

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, in partnership with instructor Jennifer Hamilton, offers The Little PAC Players theater classes for five- to seven-year-old students from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 29 through Aug. 2.

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