Newport Performing Arts Center

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

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Address:

777 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365

Contact Info:

Newport Performing Arts Center
777 W Olive Street
PO Box 1375
Newport, OR 97365

541-265-2787

Hours:

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. 

Rentals

Contact Jan Eastman at 541-574-2653 to learn more about rental costs and calendar availability.

Seating

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 occa@coastarts.org 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 ccassistant@coastarts.org for more details. 

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Upcoming Events in Newport Performing Arts Center

  • NSO Goes to the Movies: The Sequel

    July 5th, 2015 to July 5th, 2015

    Back by popular demand, Edmund Stone’s wit and wisdom about movie music comes alive as he guides the audience while Newport Symphony Orchestra’s 60 piece orchestra plays under the baton of Adam Flatt. In the PAC’s quality music hall, this is an event not to miss. Casual and great for all ages.

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  • Community Concert - Summer Music Camp Youth Perform

    July 10th, 2015 to July 10th, 2015

    Free community concert performed by Summer Music Camp students at the PAC. Participants aged 9 to 18 conclude a week-long study of coaching, rehearsals, and exercises in an orchestral setting before bringing it to the stage. During Camp, students will create a musical composition that will be performed, along with other selections. Now in its 6th year, Summer Music Camp is lead by Kathy Follett and Barbara Wilcox, professional violinists. Summer Music Camp is sponsored by Newport Symphony Orchestra.

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

    July 11st, 2015 to July 11st, 2015

    FIVE WORLD PREMIERE PLAYS – All written, rehearsed and performed in under 24 hours. Join us for our 2nd 24 Hour Theatre event! Imagine the world premiere of five new plays that weren’t even written 24 hours ago! That’s 24 hour theater. At 9pm on Friday night, five writers begin work on five brand-new plays … based on input/prompts from audience members – brand new prompts they’ve never seen before, so they can’t prepare anything in advance. They’ll be “locked” in the theater overnight and they MUST write complete play by the next morning. The next day, actors, directors and technicians show up, and by 8pm on Saturday night, a live performance takes place. FIVE WORLD PREMIERE PLAYS – All written, rehearsed and performed in under 24 hours.

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  • SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION Movie

    July 12nd, 2015 to July 13rd, 2015

    Opening the Summer Film Series at the PAC Sunday and Monday, July 12 & 13, this fine, locally filmed movie is about the Stamper family loggers. Based on the novel written by Oregonian Ken Kesey, it stars Paul Newman and Henry Fonda.

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  • CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA Movie.

    July 19th, 2015 to July 20th, 2015

    Sunday & Monday 7/12 & 7/13 7:00pm Juliette Binoche stars as a veteran actress who comes face to face with an uncomfortable reflection of herself when she is asked to take a role in a play that launched her career 20 years earlier.

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  • OCCA Summer Theatre Camp

    July 20th, 2015 to July 31st, 2015

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents Summer Theatre Camp, which spans July 20 to 31.

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  • Come Blow Your Horn

    July 24th, 2015 to August 9th, 2015

    Neil Simon's first play is an uproarious comedy that takes place in 1961.

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  • Summer Film Series: THE 100 YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT OF THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED

    July 26th, 2015 to July 27th, 2015

    Terrific comedy from Sweden based on the internationally best selling book that has been translated into 35 languages! Don't miss it!

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  • Summer Film Series: CLOSER TO THE MOON

    August 2nd, 2015 to August 3rd, 2015

    After a spectacular bank heist in 1959 Bucharest, 4 men and a woman are arrested and forced to star in a propaganda film about the crime. A shrewd comedy.

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  • OCCA Summer Shakespeare Camp

    August 3rd, 2015 to August 14th, 2015

    Information and registration details are now available for the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) annual summer Theatre Camp, set for July 20-31, and Shakespeare Camp, set for August 3-14. Contact Jan at 541-265-2787 in the afternoons or email jleastman@usa.net, with “Theatre Camp” in the subject line.

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  • National Theatre Live 'A View from the Bridge'

    August 7th, 2015 to August 7th, 2015

    Buy tickets online to National Theatre Live's presentation of the Young Vic's production "A View from the Bridge," at 7 p.m. Friday, August 7 at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • National Theatre Live 'The Hard Problem'

    August 14th, 2015 to August 14th, 2015

    Buy tickets online to National Theatre’s presentation of "The Hard Problem" at 7 p.m. Friday, August 14 at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Harmony Celebration

    August 15th, 2015 to August 15th, 2015

    A fun afternoon of barbershop harmony.

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  • National Theatre Live 'Man and Superman'

    August 21st, 2015 to August 21st, 2015

    Buy tickets online to National Theatre Live's "Man and Superman" at 7 p.m. Friday, August 21 at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • National Theatre Live 'Everyman'

    August 28th, 2015 to August 28th, 2015

    Buy tickets online to National Theatre Live's presentation of "Everyman," at 7 p.m. Friday, August 28 at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • George Winston In Concert

    September 12nd, 2015 to September 12nd, 2015

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts Capital Campaign is partnering with coastal event company Show Sherpas to present world renowned pianist George Winston at Newport’s Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 12. Premium seating is $45 and general seating is $35, not including fees.

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  • Comedy! Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

    October 9th, 2015 to November 1st, 2015

    The 2013 Tony Award winner for best play comes to Newport! A sunny, funny play about gloomy people. "Vanya" is utterly hilarious and occasionally touching - a comedy not to be missed.

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  • Met Opera: Il Trovatore - The Troubadour

    October 10th, 2015 to October 10th, 2015

    "Il Trovatore (The Troubadour)" is the debut performance in the Met Opera Live in HD 2015-16 season, at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Soprano Anna Netrebko’s dramatic and vocal skills are on full display in her next new role at the Met—Leonora, the Verdi heroine who sacrifices her own life for the love of the gypsy troubadour.

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  • Met Opera: Otello

    October 17th, 2015 to October 17th, 2015

    "Otello" is the second performance in the Met Opera Live in HD 2015-16 season, at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Verdi’s masterful Otello matches Shakespeare’s play in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast in a new production.

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  • Met Opera: Tannhäuser

    October 31st, 2015 to October 31st, 2015

    "Tannhäuser" is the third performance in the Met Opera Live in HD 2015-16 season, at the Newport Performing Arts Center. James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade.

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  • Met Opera: Lulu

    November 21st, 2015 to November 21st, 2015

    The Met's new production of "Lulu" is the fourth performance in the Met Opera Live in HD 2015-16 season, at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge ("The Nose") applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own.

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  • Met Opera: The Pearl Fishers

    February 6th, 2016 to February 6th, 2016

    "Les Pecheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers)" is the fifth performance in the Met Opera Live in HD 2015-16 season, at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Bizet’s gorgeous opera of lust and longing set in the Far East returns to the Met stage for the first time in 100 years, in a new production.

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  • Met Opera: Turandot

    February 13rd, 2016 to February 13rd, 2016

    "Turandot" is the sixth performance in the Met Opera Live in HD 2015-16 season, at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Nina Stemme, one of opera’s greatest dramatic sopranos, takes on the title role of the proud princess of legendary China.

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  • Met Opera: Manon Lescaut

    March 5th, 2016 to March 5th, 2016

    "Manon Lescaut" is the seventh performance in the Met Opera Live in HD 2015-16 season, at the Newport Performing Arts Center. The Met stage ignites when soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann join forces in this new production of Puccini’s obsessive love story.

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  • Met Opera: Madama Butterfly

    April 2nd, 2016 to April 2nd, 2016

    "Madama Butterfly" is the eighth performance in the Met Opera Live in HD 2015-16 season, at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006.

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  • Met Opera: Roberto Devereux

    April 16th, 2016 to April 16th, 2016

    "Roberto Devereux" is the penultimate performance in the Met Opera Live in HD 2015-16 season, at the Newport Performing Arts Center. In this Met premiere of the climactic opera of the trilogy, directed by Sir David McVicar, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux.

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  • Met Opera: Elektra

    April 30th, 2016 to April 30th, 2016

    "Elektra" is the final performance in the Met Opera Live in HD 2015-16 season, at the Newport Performing Arts Center. The genius director Patrice Chéreau ("From the House of the Dead") didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met.

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