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.

See events at Newport Performing Arts Center

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. 

PAC view from lot
44.636012,-124.06182580000001,15

Upcoming Events in Newport Performing Arts Center

  • 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.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event
  • OCCA Annual Meeting - Set the Scene for the Arts

    August 12nd, 2015 to August 12nd, 2015

    You are invited! Please mark your calendar for "Set the Scene for the Arts," the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) annual meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The OCCA board and staff invite all OCCA members.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event
  • Harmony Celebration

    August 15th, 2015 to August 15th, 2015

    A fun afternoon of barbershop harmony.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event
  • Mercy Killers

    September 18th, 2015 to September 18th, 2015

    Health Care for All-Oregon brings Michael Milligan to the PAC for a performance of his critically-acclaimed one-man play, Mercy Killers. The play, a surprisingly tender love story, will be followed by a panel discussion of the cold reality of the profit-driven health care system in America.

    view event
  • Three treats in Newport Symphony’s 2015-2016 season opener

    September 26th, 2015 to September 27th, 2015

    Three treats open Newport Symphony’s 2015-2016 season: the lively Courtly Dances of Britten, followed by Haydn’s Symphony No. 87 in A Major, and then Elgar’s music portraits in his “Enigma” Variations. Adam Flatt conducts. Reserved seats or at the door. Special rates for students. Saturday evening or Sunday matinee. Major credit cards accepted.

    view event
  • 2015 Oregon Coast Jazz Party

    October 2nd, 2015 to October 4th, 2015

    Celebrate America's greatest art form with three days of live jazz and jazz education on the beautiful Oregon coast! The 11th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party is set for October 2-4 at the Newport Performing Arts Center and at the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, both in Newport.

    view event
  • 2015 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 1

    October 2nd, 2015 to October 2nd, 2015

    The Welcome Sets include the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble and the only set of the weekend featuring OCJP Music Director Holly Hofmann on flute and alto flute, with OCJP favorites Mike Wofford on piano, John Clayton on bass, and Alvester Garnett on drums.

    view event
  • 2015 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 2

    October 2nd, 2015 to October 2nd, 2015

    The Stars Come Out include the sets led by vocalist Mary Stallings and backed by pianist Larry Fuller, bassist John Clayton, drummer Alan Jones and Rickey Woodard on tenor sax; the Bill Mays Invention Trio with cellist Alisa Horn and Marvin Stamm on trumpet; and The Chet Baker/Gerry Mulligan Tribute Quartet: Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet, Gary Smulyan on baritone sax, John Clayton on bass, and Alvester Garnett on drums.

    view event
  • 2015 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 4

    October 3rd, 2015 to October 3rd, 2015

    The Solos, Duo, Trio Session includes solos from pianist Larry Fuller, Gary Smulyan on baritone sax, cellist Alisa Horn, pianist Bill Mays, and guitarist Frank Potenza, followed by a collaboration between bassists John Clayton and Kathie Thiroux and a performance by the Bill Mays Inventions Trio – pianist Bill Mays with cellist Alisa Horn and Marvin Stamm on trumpet.

    view event
  • 2015 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 5

    October 3rd, 2015 to October 3rd, 2015

    In Session 5, catch guitarist Frank Potenza's Tribute to Joe Pass with pianist Larry Fuller, bassist Tom Wakeling and drummer Alan Jones; then the Oregon Coast Jazz Party Composer's Forum with guitarist Ryan Meagher and special guest composer John Clayton backed by pianist Mike Wofford and drummer Alan Jones; and finally by vocalist Mary Stallings' Great Ladies of Jazz Tribute with pianist Mike Wofford, bassist Katie Thiroux, drummer Alvester Garnett, and Gary Smulyan on baritone sax.

    view event
  • 2015 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 6

    October 3rd, 2015 to October 3rd, 2015

    Session 6's Classic Jazz Sets kicks off with pianist Larry Fuller's Ray Brown Tribute, backed by John Clayton on bass and Alvester Garnett on drums, followed by the Classic Jazz Quintet of Gary Smulyan on baritone sax, Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet, Mike Wofford on piano, Katie Thiroux on bass, and Alan Jones on drums. Rounding out the session is "Nothin' But The Blues," led by Rickey Woodard on tenor sax accompanied by Fuller on piano, Clayton on bass and Garnett on drums.

    view event
  • 2015 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 8

    October 4th, 2015 to October 4th, 2015

    Session 8 starts with a gospel jazz set led by vocalist Marilyn Keller, backed by Mike Horsfall on piano, Katie Thiroux on bass and Carlton Jackson on drums, followed by an Afro-Cuban Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, with Gilbert Castellanos on trumpet, Mike Wofford on piano, Katie Thiroux on bass, Carlton Jackson on drums, and Bobby Torres on congas and percussion. In between is the free interactive jazz panel led by OCJP Music Director Holly Hofmann.

    view event
  • 2015 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 9

    October 4th, 2015 to October 4th, 2015

    Session 9's Very Special Closing is dedicated to a performance by the legendary piano duo of Bill Charlap and Renée Rosnes.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event
  • Grown in America: Newport Symphony travels Route 66

    November 7th, 2015 to November 8th, 2015

    Newport Symphony travels Route 66, early American images, and Dvorák’s take on American themes. Take a musical road trip along Route 66, explore a Czech’s vision of American themes, and a homage to early American music. Guest artist Allison Eldredge plays cello. Music Director Adam Flatt conducts the full Newport Symphony Orchestra. Reserved tickets available or at the door. Special rates for students. Saturday evening or Sunday matinee. Major credit cards accepted.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event
  • Newport Symphony’s Winter’s Romance & Reflection – Erica Brookhyser

    January 30th, 2016 to January 31st, 2016

    Winter’s Romance & Reflection: NSO brings both to the musical stage. Settle in for a winter’s treat as the full Newport Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Adam Flatt, Music Director, performs the romantic “Rosemunde” and the talented mezzo soprano Erica Brookhyser, formerly from Newport, performs Mahler’s romantic musical poetry “Rückert Lieder.” Turning to the soulful side, NSO will perform Ives “The Unanswered Question” and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 in D Minor.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event
  • Newport Symphony with Monica Ohuchi, Piano

    March 26th, 2016 to March 27th, 2016

    Debussy, Ravel, Satie & Shostakovich: Newport Symphony Orchestra concludes its regular season with the enchanting piano concerto in G Major by Maurice Ravel, Danse, a lively Italian folk dance, by Debussy with Ravel’s orchestration, the unusual harmonic progressions of Two Gymnopedies by Satie with orchestration by Debussy, and a finale of Symphony No. 9 by Dmitri Shostakovich. Conducted by Adam Flatt, Music Director. Guest artist, Monica Ohuchi, pianist. Reserved tickets available or at the door. Special rates for students. Saturday evening or Sunday matinee. Major credit cards accepted.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event
  • 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.

    view event

Sponsors