Newport Performing Arts Center

OCCA provides world-class arts experiences by 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 1315
Newport, OR 97365

541-265-2787

Hours:

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. 

Rentals

Contact Randy Storms at 541-574-3362 or rstorms@coastarts.org 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. 

Sign Up to Receive News about Upcoming Events

If you'd like to receive occasional updates on upcoming events here at the Newport Performing Arts Center by email, please click here: eepurl.com/cYqJzL. It's a double-opt-in list, so you will need to confirm your subscription (you'll get an email with the link) after you sign up. OCCA does not share or sell email addresses and will only send information on PAC events once you sign up; you can unsubscribe any time by using the "Unsubscribe" links at the bottom of the emails you receive.

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 crickbone@coastarts.org.

PAC Capital Campaign

“Entertain the Future” is the dynamic initiative to enhance and expand the Newport Performing Arts Center. Contact Barbara Berge at ccassistant@coastarts.org for more details. 

PAC view from lot

Downloads:

44.636012,-124.06182580000001,15

Upcoming Events in Newport Performing Arts Center

  • Dirt Trails, Lofty Sails & Fish Tails

    September 20th, 2018 to September 20th, 2018

    Get ready for a treat! The Shifty Sailors, joined by Newport’s Coastalaires, will be performing a fundraiser in Newport on Thursday September 20, 7:00 pm, at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

    view event
  • National Theatre Julie

    September 21st, 2018 to September 21st, 2018

    From London's National Theatre: "Julie" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

    view event
  • AUDITIONS: The Violet Hour

    September 22nd, 2018 to September 22nd, 2018

    Red Octopus Theatre Company and director Cody Larsen announce open auditions for their upcoming production of Richard Greenberg’s “The Violet Hour” on Saturday September 22nd, 2018 in the Studio Theater

    view event
  • Spotlight on the Teachers: Classics You Love!

    September 23rd, 2018 to September 23rd, 2018

    Lincoln County Oregon Music Teachers Association presents an afternoon of classics: piano solos, two piano works, vocals, and chamber music to delight the audience. A reception with the performers follows with delicious refreshments. Admittance if by donation to the Suzanne Brown Student Aid Fund. This is one of the semi-annual benefit recitals that keep the Student Aid Fund going. The fund is used to help local students who need help paying for lessons, books, festival fees, etc.

    view event
  • Lady, Lady, Lady

    September 28th, 2018 to September 28th, 2018

    Lady Rizo returns from her smash Australian tour back home with a new raucous night of songs written by women. From Grace Slick to Sia, from Peggy Lee to Bjork-- in an industry dominated by men we celebrate the tunes penned by chicks.

    view event
  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2018

    October 5th, 2018 to October 7th, 2018

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 15 years of the annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party, which is held October 5-7, 2018 at the Newport Performing Arts Center in Newport. "Honoring Women in Jazz" is the theme of this year's event, to mark its 15th anniversary.

    view event
  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2018 - Session 1, Opening Night

    October 5th, 2018 to October 5th, 2018

    October 5-7, 2018 marks the 15th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party! Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 15 years with "Honoring Women in Jazz," held at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Session 1 features sets led by pianist Helen Sung, guitarist Mimi Fox and her San Francisco String Trio, and vocalist Sinne Eeg.

    view event
  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2018 - Session 2, Friday Nightcaps

    October 5th, 2018 to October 6th, 2018

    October 5-7, 2018 marks the 15th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party! Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 15 years with "Honoring Women in Jazz," held at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Session 2's nightcap sets feature a Lobby Rhythm Section of pianist Mike Wofford, with Tom Wakeling on bass and Alvester Garnett on drums, and special guests Sinne Eeg on vocals, Yve Evans on piano and vocals, and Holly Hofmann on flute; in the Studio Theatre, catch Mimi Fox and all-star student guitarist Serena Geroe on guitar, with Jeff Denson on bass and vocals.

    view event
  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2018 - Session 3, Solos, Duo, Trio, Quartet

    October 6th, 2018 to October 6th, 2018

    October 5-7, 2018 marks the 15th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party! Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 15 years with "Honoring Women in Jazz," held at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Saturday's Session 3 features solos by Kerry Politzer, Serena Geroe, Yve Evans, and Helen Sung; Sinne Eeg with George Colligan; Regina Carter with Holly Hofmann and Mike Wofford; and the Tanya Darby Quartet with Wofford, Tom Wakeling, and Charlie Doggett.

    view event
  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2018 - Session 4, Specialty Sets

    October 6th, 2018 to October 6th, 2018

    October 5-7, 2018 marks the 15th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party! Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 15 years with "Honoring Women in Jazz," held at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Saturday's Session 4 features sets with Kerry Politzer's Bossa PDX Quintet, and two "Invite, Include, Inspire: Spotlight on Young Jazz Musicians" sets, led by guitarist Serena Geroe and the Taft High School Jazz Ensemble.

    view event
  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2018 - One on One with the Artists Panel Discussion

    October 6th, 2018 to October 6th, 2018

    October 5-7, 2018 marks the 15th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party! Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 15 years with "Honoring Women in Jazz," held at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Join Music Director Holly Hofmann and selected OCJP artists for the free "One on One with the Artists" panel discussion and happy hour in the PAC lobby.

    view event
  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2018 - Session 5, Smokin' Saturday Night Headliners

    October 6th, 2018 to October 6th, 2018

    October 5-7, 2018 marks the 15th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party! Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 15 years with "Honoring Women in Jazz," held at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Session 5 features sets led by Grace Kelly on alto sax and vocals, and the legendary violinist Regina Carter and her quartet.

    view event
  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2018 - Session 6, Saturday Nightcaps

    October 6th, 2018 to October 7th, 2018

    October 5-7, 2018 marks the 15th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party! Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 15 years with "Honoring Women in Jazz," held at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Session 6's nightcap sets feature a Lobby Rhythm Section of pianist Mike Wofford, with Tom Wakeling on bass and Charlie Doggett on drums, with special guests Tanya Darby on trumpet and Yve Evans on piano and vocals; in the Studio Theatre, catch pianist Helen Sung and special guests.

    view event
  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2018 - Bossa Nova Demo & Lecture

    October 7th, 2018 to October 7th, 2018

    October 5-7, 2018 marks the 15th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party! Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 15 years with "Honoring Women in Jazz," held at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Join pianist and composer Kerry Politzer in the Studio Theatre for a free demo and lecture on bossa nova, presented by Just Jazz.

    view event
  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2018 - Wake Up with Jazz

    October 7th, 2018 to October 7th, 2018

    October 5-7, 2018 marks the 15th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party! Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 15 years with "Honoring Women in Jazz," held at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Join local favorites John Bringetto on trumpet, Bill Hartsell on guitar, and bassist Craig Snazelle on Sunday for a free "Wake Up with Jazz" coffee and music session in the PAC Lobby.

    view event
  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2018 - Session 7, Vocal Jazz Wrap Session

    October 7th, 2018 to October 7th, 2018

    October 5-7, 2018 marks the 15th annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party! Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 15 years with "Honoring Women in Jazz," held at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Sunday's Session 7 features sets from the South Eugene High School Dorians Vocal Jazz Ensemble, "Gospel Jazz" with Yve Evans, and the popular closing jam with special guests.

    view event
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    October 12nd, 2018 to October 28th, 2018

    LIVE ON STAGE: Shakespeare's timeless words are infused with movement and music, for a wild and whimsical adventure audiences won't soon forget. A thrilling evening of enchantment, mayhem, and merriment... just in time for Halloween.

    view event
  • Met Opera: Aida

    October 13rd, 2018 to October 13rd, 2018

    In what should be a highlight of the new season, soprano Anna Netrebko sings her first Met Aida, going toe-to-toe with mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili as Amneris. Tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko is Radamès, and Nicola Luisotti takes the podium for the Met’s monumental production.

    view event
  • Met Opera: Samson et Dalila

    October 20th, 2018 to October 20th, 2018

    Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic, at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 20, stars mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna in the title roles; Live in HD audiences last saw the pair together in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen.

    view event
  • Met Opera: La Fanciulla del West

    October 27th, 2018 to October 27th, 2018

    Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts.

    view event
  • Dancing with the Coastal Stars 2018

    November 2nd, 2018 to November 2nd, 2018

    Local talent will be on display when “Dancing with the Coastal Stars” brings a diverse mix of dance styles to the PAC stage on Friday, November 2, 2018. Seven local couples have been rehearsing for months to put on a one-night-only show that is sure to entertain. Event ticket includes a pre-show reception with light hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beer/wine. Each ticket also comes with one vote to be tabulated as part of the final awards at the end of the competition. Come cheer on these amateur dancers as they put their dancing feet to work for a good cause. All proceeds benefit Samaritan House Family Shelter in Newport.

    view event
  • NSO with Katherine Evans - Bella Italia

    November 3rd, 2018 to November 4th, 2018

    Newport Symphony performs music of Schubert, Ravel, Hertel, Hovhaness, and Mendelssohn with Katherine Evans, trumpet and piccolo trumpet

    view event
  • National Theatre King Lear

    November 9th, 2018 to November 9th, 2018

    Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s "extraordinarily moving portrayal" (Independent) of "King Lear" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 in the Chichester Festival Theatre’s production, which received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

    view event
  • Met Opera: Marnie

    November 10th, 2018 to November 10th, 2018

    Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1959, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple identities.

    view event
  • The Buddy Holly Story

    November 16th, 2018 to December 2nd, 2018

    The Buddy Holly Story is a celebration of the life and times of the young man with spectacles and catches that unique mixture of innocence, determination, humor and charm that was Buddy Holly, and wraps it up into a package that has become: “THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL ROCK & ROLL MUSICAL” Porthole Players has brought in talent from all over the US and paired them with some of Newport’s most talented performers and musicians to create this musical extravaganza. The Show tells the true story of Buddy’s rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when ‘THAT’LL BE THE DAY’ hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on “THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED.” The rock and roll show/concert features over 20 of Buddy Holly’s greatest hits ‘THAT’LL BE THE DAY’, ‘PEGGY SUE’, ‘EVERYDAY’, ‘OH BOY’, ‘NOT FADE AWAY’, ‘RAVE ON’ and ‘RAINING IN MY HEART’, plus Ritchie Valens’ ‘LA BAMBA’ and the Big Bopper's ‘CHANTILLY LACE’. The incredible legacy of the young man with big glasses and an even bigger heart, whose musical career spanned an all-too-brief period during the golden age of Rock & Roll, lives on in BUDDY.

    view event
  • NSO and Porthole Players present Amahl and the Night Visitors – Winter Wonder

    December 8th, 2018 to December 9th, 2018

    Amahl and the Night Visitors, an opera in one act, with a reading of A Child’s Christmas in Wales

    view event
  • Rick Bartow: In Spirit

    December 14th, 2018 to December 16th, 2018

    This new play by Merridawn Duckler and directed by Marc Maislen brings the mythology of this artist to our lives. "Rick Bartow: In Spirit" will play for one week only and is about Rick's fictional meeting with three inspirational literary figures in his life - Bertold Brecht, A.E. Houseman and Emily Dickinson.

    view event
  • Met Opera: La Traviata

    December 15th, 2018 to December 15th, 2018

    In his first Live in HD appearance as the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover.

    view event
  • National Theatre The Madness of George III

    December 28th, 2018 to December 28th, 2018

    Multi-award-winning drama "The Madness of George III" will be broadcast live in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse, at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

    view event
  • Phillip Kopczynski

    February 15th, 2019 to February 15th, 2019

    Phillip Kopczynski's animated stand up comedy has been seen from Vancouver BC to Orlando Florida. He has been seen in commercials for Goodwill along with the very popular Barats and Beretta YouTube Channel (120M views).

    view event
  • Met Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur

    February 16th, 2019 to February 16th, 2019

    For the first time at the Met, Anna Netrebko sings the title role of Adriana Lecouvreur, the great 18th-century actress in love with the military hero Maurizio, sung by tenor Piotr Beczała. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Cilea’s tragedy, in a new staging by Sir David McVicar, with the action partially set in a working replica of a Baroque theater.

    view event
  • Met Opera: Carmen

    February 23rd, 2019 to February 23rd, 2019

    Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine is opera’s ultimate seductress, opposite tenor Roberto Alagna, who captivated Live in HD audiences as Don José in 2010.

    view event
  • Met Opera: La Fille du Régiment

    March 2nd, 2019 to March 2nd, 2019

    Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena team up for a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage. Baritone Maurizio Muraro is Sergeant Sulplice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. Enrique Mazzola conducts.

    view event
  • NSO with Amy Yang - Piano

    March 23rd, 2019 to March 24th, 2019

    Newport Symphony performs music of Clara Schumann, Lili Boulanger, Debussy, Prokofiev, and George Gershwin

    view event
  • Met Opera: Die Walküre

    March 30th, 2019 to March 30th, 2019

    In what is expected to be a Wagnerian event for the ages, soprano Christine Goerke plays Brünnhilde, the willful title warrior maiden, who loses her immortality in opera’s most famous act of filial defiance.

    view event
  • Met Opera: Dialogues des Carmélites

    May 11st, 2019 to May 11st, 2019

    The Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads an accomplished ensemble in Poulenc’s devastating modern masterpiece of faith and martyrdom. Mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard is the young Blanche de La Force, opposite Met legend Karita Mattila as the First Prioress.

    view event
  • NSO with tribute to David Ogden Stiers

    May 18th, 2019 to May 18th, 2019

    Newport Symphony closes its 30th season with music of Copland and Tchaikovsky, and the world premiere of a new work by Mark Fish in tribute to David Ogden Stiers, commissioned by the NSO.

    view event

Sponsors