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

  • The Addams Family

    November 17th, 2017 to December 3rd, 2017

    That Lovable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their super spooky mansion in Central Park. Porthole Players presents this hilarious production.

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  • Fall Film Series: MARJORIE PRIME (2017)

    November 19th, 2017 to November 20th, 2017

    Directed by: Michael Almereyda USA For therapeutic reasons, an octogenarian hires a company to recreate her late husband as a hologram to help her remember their past together. Stars Lois Smith, Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Tom Robbins. USA 99 minutes Rated PG

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  • Fall Film Series: VICEROY'S HOUSE (2017)

    November 26th, 2017 to November 27th, 2017

    Directed by: Gurinder Chadha The final Viceroy of India meets with much conflict in the face of monumental change when Britain gives India back her independence. Stars Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon and Hugh Bonneville. USA, INDIA, SWEDEN PG 106 minutes.

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  • Fall Film Series: LOVING VINCENT (2017)

    December 3rd, 2017 to December 4th, 2017

    December 3 & 4 Directed by: Doroto Kobiela & Hugh Welchman UK/Poland PG-13 99 min. The world's first fully oil painted feature film, brings the artwork of Vincent Van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history's most celebrated artists.

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  • National Theatre Yerma

    December 8th, 2017 to December 8th, 2017

    From London's National Theatre: "Yerma" at 7 p.m. Friday, December 8. The incredible Billie Piper returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.

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  • Christmas Unplugged with John Doan

    December 9th, 2017 to December 10th, 2017

    John Doan presents a traveling music and history show using a range of historical instruments, many of them no longer in use.

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  • Fall Film Series: LUCKY (2017)

    December 10th, 2017 to December 11st, 2017

    Directed by: John Carroll Lynch In one of Harry Dean Stanton’s last film roles, he plays an old US Navy veteran who must come to terms with his mortality. It is the spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist. Also stars David Lynch and Ron Livingston.

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  • We Need a Little Christmas... NOW!

    December 16th, 2017 to December 16th, 2017

    One night only... SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16th at 8:00PM. A very merry 24 Hour Theatre event, featuring special guests - The Tequila Mockingbirds. Join us for an evening of original stories, festive songs, and Holiday cheer. A night where the only thing fresher than the plays on stage are the FREE CHRISTMAS COOKIES and HOT COCOA!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    James Levine and Plácido Domingo add yet another chapter to their legendary Met collaboration 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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