Newport Performing Arts Center

OCCA provides world-class arts experiences by 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 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 Catherine Rickbone at 541-574-2652  or crickbone@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. 

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:

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Upcoming Events in Newport Performing Arts Center

  • National Theatre Peter Pan

    September 22nd, 2017 to September 22nd, 2017

    From London's National Theatre: "Peter Pan," at 7 p.m. Friday, September 22. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson directs this wondrously inventive production of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

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  • Lincoln County OMTA – Classics You Love

    September 24th, 2017 to September 24th, 2017

    The Lincoln County District of the Oregon Music Teachers Association will present their annual fall concert, "Classics You Love" on Sunday, September 24 at 2 p.m. at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • National Theatre Salomé

    September 29th, 2017 to September 29th, 2017

    From London's National Theatre: "Salomé," at 7 p.m. Friday, September 29. "Salomé" at 7 p.m. Friday, September 29. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.

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  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2017

    October 6th, 2017 to October 8th, 2017

    The Oregon Coast Jazz Party, now its 14th year, celebrates great live jazz – and the dedicated fans who love it – October 6-8, 2016 in the beautiful town of Newport, on the central Oregon coast. Expect multiple sets from renowned jazz stars, nightcap performances, and educational events during your stay.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 1

    October 6th, 2017 to October 6th, 2017

    Session 1, Kickin' It Off, features a "Meet the Artists" Opening Night Set at 7 p.m., followed by a set featuring guitarist Russell Malone with bassist Mary Ann McSweeney and drummer Jeff Hamilton at 8 p.m. Next up, at 9 p.m., is the George Cables Trio, led by pianist George Cables with bassist Essiet Okon Essiet and drummer Victor Lewis.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 3

    October 7th, 2017 to October 7th, 2017

    Session 3, The Small Sets, features sets by guitarists Russell Malone and Ed Dunsavage; pianists George Cables, Mike Wofford, and Gerald Clayton; and bassists John Clayton, Mary Ann McSweeney, and Essiet Okon Essiet. After a 15-minute break, Chuck Redd performs on vibes, followed by Holly Hofmann leading "Some of My Best Friends Are:" Russell Malone on guitar, Mike Wofford on piano, and Jeff Hamilton on drums. Then more small sets by drummer Victor Lewis, Hamilton, and Ryan Shaw.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 4

    October 7th, 2017 to October 7th, 2017

    Session 4, Specialty Sets, kicks off with "Father, Son & Godfather" – with first the duo of John Clayton on bass with Gerald Clayton on piano, and then the trio of the Claytons plus drummer Jeff Hamilton. Next up is Chuck Redd honoring vibes legend Milt Jackson, backed by Russell Malone on guitar, bassist Mary Ann McSweeney, and drummer Ryan Shaw. Rounding out the session is a "Jazz 101: What to Listen For?" lecture sponsored by Just Jazz, featuring pianist Mike Wofford, John Clayton on bass, Hamilton on drums, and Holly Hofmann on flute.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 5

    October 7th, 2017 to October 7th, 2017

    Session 5, The Tributes, features a salute to Richard Rodgers led by Houston Person on tenor sax, with pianist George Cables, Essiet Okon Essiet on bass, and Jeff Hamilton on drums. Next up is vocalist Greta Matassa's tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, with pianist Mike Wofford, bassist John Clayton, and drummer Chuck Redd. And rounding out the session is "Marriott Plays Miles," with Thomas Marriott on trumpet backed by pianist George Colligan, bassist Mary Ann McSweeney, and drummer Chris Brown.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Jazz Panel Discussion

    October 8th, 2017 to October 8th, 2017

    Join the Oregon Coast Jazz Party for the Sunday Rap Session, the popular free jazz panel, where OCJP Music Director Holly Hofmann talks with John Clayton, Mary Ann McSweeney, and Chuck Redd, followed by Q&A with the audience.

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  • 2017 Oregon Coast Jazz Party: Session 7

    October 8th, 2017 to October 8th, 2017

    Session 7, Sunday Wrap Up, begins with a set by the George Colligan Trio – pianist George Colligan with bassist Chris Higgins and drummer Chris Brown, followed by a set by the Bossanaire Septet (a bossa nova rhythm section with two female vocalists) and then the George Cables Trio, with pianist George Cables, bassist Essiet Okon Essiet, and drummer Victor Lewis.

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  • Venus in Fur

    October 13rd, 2017 to October 29th, 2017

    David Ives' comedy shows how an actress giving the audition of a lifetime to the writer-director, turns the tables on who really is in control as the question of woman/Goddess is revealed.

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  • Met Opera: The Magic Flute

    October 14th, 2017 to October 14th, 2017

    Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length, German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • National Theatre Angels in America Part I

    October 20th, 2017 to October 20th, 2017

    From London's National Theatre: "Angels in America, Part I – Millennium Approaches" at 7 p.m. Friday, October 20. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. "Part II – Perestroika" shows at 7 p.m. Friday, November 10.

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  • Met Opera: Norma

    October 28th, 2017 to October 28th, 2017

    This new production of Bellini’s masterpiece stars Sondra Radvanovsky as the Druid priestess and Joyce DiDonato as her rival, Adalgisa—a casting coup for bel canto fans. Tenor Joseph Calleja is Pollione, Norma’s unfaithful lover, and Carlo Rizzi conducts, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Dancing with the Coastal Stars

    November 3rd, 2017 to November 3rd, 2017

    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 3, 2017. Eight local couples have been rehearsing for months to put on a one-night-only show that is sure to entertain. All proceeds benefit Samaritan House Family Shelter in Newport.

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  • NSO with Edmund Stone and Chad Alexander

    November 4th, 2017 to November 5th, 2017

    Edmund Stone provides commentary on two film scores and NSO’s Chad Alexander performs Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s Suite-Concertino for Bassoon and Orchestra, op. 16

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  • National Theatre Angels in American Part II

    November 10th, 2017 to November 10th, 2017

    From London's National Theatre: "Angels in America, Part II – Perestroika" at 7 p.m. Friday, November 10. America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

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  • 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. The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil. Their daughter Wednesday, now 18, finds herself falling in love – a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her family of endearing misfits. When the teen invites her new boyfriend, Lucas Beineke, over with his “normal” family to get better acquainted with the Addams household, comic chaos (including everything from crazy ghost ancestors to mixed up potions to a scorching tango) ensues. When all we need is “One normal night” with this crazy family, it begs definition…. “Define Normal”

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  • Met Opera: The Exterminating Angel

    November 18th, 2017 to November 18th, 2017

    The Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s "The Exterminating Angel," inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name – the third opera in the Met Opera Live in HD 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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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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  • 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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