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

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    January 6th, 2017 to January 21st, 2017

    Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Based on the beloved 1968 film version of Ian Fleming's children's book, and featuring an unforgettable score by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is one family-friendly blockbuster that you will find "Truly Scrumptious".

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  • National Theatre No Man's Land

    January 27th, 2017 to January 27th, 2017

    From London's National Theatre: Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s "No Man's Land," broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London.

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  • NSO with Adam Flatt

    January 28th, 2017 to January 29th, 2017

    NSO with selections by Mozart, Ives, and Tchaikovsky

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  • National Theatre Amadeus

    February 3rd, 2017 to February 3rd, 2017

    From London's National Theatre: Music. Power. Jealousy. Lucian Msamati ("Game of Thrones," "A Comedy of Errors") plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play "Amadeus" at the National, with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

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  • Met Opera: Nabucco

    February 4th, 2017 to February 4th, 2017

    The legendary Plácido Domingo brings another new baritone role to the Met under the baton of his longtime collaborator James Levine in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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    February 10th, 2017 to February 12nd, 2017

    Pacific Dance Ensemble (PDE) presents their 31st Anniversary Valentine's Celebration, "DANCES FROM THE HEART", a FREE Show and BENEFIT Auction, Friday and Saturday, February 10th and 11th at 7pm and Sunday February 12th at 2pm. "DANCES FROM THE HEART" will feature original choreography from PDE director, Nancy Mittleman, PDE members, Erika Sugrue, Anabel Tucker, Leela Kreis-Stokes, Avery Osborn and Coral Lerhman as well as PDE alumni, Cecily Wechner and Michaela Shoberg. COME ONE, COME ALL, COME ONCE, COME TWICE OR EVEN EVERY PERFORMANCE...ITS FREE!!! This year represents PDE's 31st year bringing cultural enrichment to both the dance community and the community at large. All proceeds directly support PDE’s continued commitment to the community through: o Exchange programs with other dance groups (national/international) o Lecture demonstrations in our schools o Commissioning guest choreographers, artists and dancers to come to Newport o Taking students to performances in other cities o Bringing performances to the stage at the Newport Performing Arts Center PDE is currently seeking donations for the silent auction portion of the celebration and hopes you will contribute to help make this year’s benefit auction a success.All contributions are tax deductible. Treat yourself to a Valentine’s surprise at the auction and enjoy PDE’s, “Dances from the Heart”, Saturday, February 10th and 11th at 7pm and Sunday, February 12th at 2pm at the Newport Performing Arts Center. A $5 donation at the door is suggested.

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  • National Theatre Saint Joan

    February 17th, 2017 to February 17th, 2017

    From London's National Theatre: Bernard Shaw’s classic play "Saint Joan" follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe.

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  • NSO with David Ogden Stiers - CANCELLED

    February 18th, 2017 to February 19th, 2017

    CANCELLED - NSO lecture concert on Cesar Franck with David Ogden Stiers. Those who have purchased tickets may make their ticket a tax-deductible donation to the NSO or may request a refund by contacting the NSO office. To request a refund, contact the NSO office directly at 541-574-0614 or We are sorry, but refunds cannot be processed by the PAC Box Office but can only be made through the NSO Office.

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  • Really Rosie: The Musical

    February 24th, 2017 to March 12nd, 2017

    Music by CAROLE KING Script by MAURICE SENDAK On a gritty street in Brooklyn, a sassy young girl with a big imagination makes magic happen! Don't miss this incredible, vibrant, family-friendly musical event.

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  • Met Opera: Rusalka

    February 25th, 2017 to February 25th, 2017

    Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon,” in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • OMTA Spotlight: Broadway Movies & Fun

    February 26th, 2017 to February 26th, 2017

    The Oregon Music Teachers Association presents their Winter Spotlight on the Teachers Benefit Concert. Performers include OMTA members and guest performers from local theatre companies.

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  • Met Opera: La Traviata

    March 11st, 2017 to March 11st, 2017

    Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, in Verdi's "La Traviata," in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • National Theatre Hedda Gabler

    March 24th, 2017 to March 24th, 2017

    From London's National Theatre: Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove ("A View from the Bridge" at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece, "Hedda Gabler."

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  • NSO with pianist Alexander Schimpf

    March 25th, 2017 to March 26th, 2017

    NSO performs Mendelssohn, Liszt, Berlioz, and Schumann’s Allegro with guest artist Alexander Schimpf, piano

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  • Met Opera: Idomeneo

    April 1st, 2017 to April 1st, 2017

    Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production of "Idomeneo," conducted by James Levine, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: Romeo et Juliette

    April 8th, 2017 to April 8th, 2017

    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 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz

    April 14th, 2017 to April 30th, 2017

    A smart, funny, and emotionally powerful story about a family confronting their past. "The most richly enjoyable new play for grown-ups that New York has known in many seasons… leaves you feeling both moved and gratifyingly sated." - NY Times

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  • Met Opera: Eugene Onegin

    April 22nd, 2017 to April 22nd, 2017

    Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production of "Eugene Onegin," the penultimate event in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

    May 13rd, 2017 to May 13rd, 2017

    The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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