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 1375
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

  • National Theatre Hamlet

    December 4th, 2015 to December 4th, 2015

    From London's National Theatre, Benedict Cumberbatch stars in "Hamlet" – as a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

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  • Celtic Christmas Celebration

    December 5th, 2015 to December 5th, 2015

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)’s “Entertain the Future!” Capital Campaign and Show Sherpas present a special Celtic Christmas concert with electric violin virtuoso Geoffrey Castle and friends at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Newport’s Performing Arts Center (PAC).

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  • Holiday Spectacular with Steve Zielke Conductor

    December 12nd, 2015 to December 13rd, 2015

    Relax and enjoy the holidays with music selected for the season performed by the accomplished Corvallis Repertory Singers, Central Coast Chorale, and a small ensemble of NSO orchestra musicians under the baton on Steven Zielke. Make this a special gift for your family and friends.

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  • National Theatre The Beaux' Stratagem

    December 18th, 2015 to December 18th, 2015

    From London's National Theatre, Simon Godwin directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash. The ‘Beaux’: Mr. Aimwell and Mr. Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.

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  • David Ogden Stiers Christmas Carol Reading

    December 22nd, 2015 to December 22nd, 2015

    The annual Christmas Carol, read by David Ogden Stiers.

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  • A Christmas Carol Reading by David Ogden Stiers

    December 24th, 2015 to December 24th, 2015

    The annual Christmas Carol, read by David Ogden Stiers.

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  • Newport Symphony: Winter Romance and Reflection With 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.

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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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  • National Theatre Jane Eyre

    February 19th, 2016 to February 19th, 2016

    From London's National Theatre: Almost 170 years later, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

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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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  • National Theatre As You Like It

    March 25th, 2016 to March 25th, 2016

    From London's National Theatre: "As You Like It," Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig ("London Road," "Macbeth") as Rosalind.

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  • 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.

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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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