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

  • OCCA Summer Theatre Camp

    July 18th, 2016 to July 29th, 2016

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents Summer Theatre Camp, which spans July 18-29. Registration forms and more information are available by calling Jan Eastman at 541-265-2787, or stopping at the OCCA office at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive St. Or email, with “Theatre Camp” in the subject line.

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    July 24th, 2016 to July 25th, 2016

    God lives in human form as a cynical writer with his young opinionated daughter in present-day Brussels. She concludes that her dad is doing a terrible job and hacks into his computer to which leaves God angry, powerless and adamant to get his power back. Winner of 5 Magritte Awards (Belgium). Subtitles.

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  • OCCA Theatre Camp Performances

    July 28th, 2016 to July 28th, 2016

    Join us for some of the best creative thinking paired with young enthusiastic talent when the 2016 OCCA Theatre Camp production is presented in two performances.

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  • Sex Please, We're Sixty (in Newport)

    July 29th, 2016 to August 14th, 2016

    Mrs. Stancliffe has a beautiful, popular bed and breakfast - which Bud "the stud" claims is popular because of his way with the ladies, and ladies do come looking for Bud's charms, only he can't remember who he's met before and who might be there for other reasons. . It's a door slamming, hot-flashing, gut-busting good time in the name of the Rose Cottage Inn. Porthole Players Ltd brings this American farce to the Performing Arts Center in July with two performances in the Yachats Commons in cooperation with One of Us Productions.

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    July 31st, 2016 to August 1st, 2016

    Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws' estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica -- and herself too, naturally. Based on the Jane Austin novella. Kate Beckinsale stars.

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  • OCCA Summer Shakespeare Camp

    August 1st, 2016 to August 12nd, 2016

    Information and registration details are now available for the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) annual summer Shakespeare Camp, set for August 1-12. Contact Jan at 541-265-2787 in the afternoons or email, with “Theatre Camp” in the subject line.

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  • OCCA Shakespeare Camp Performances

    August 11st, 2016 to August 11st, 2016

    Join us for some of the best creative thinking paired with young enthusiastic talent when the 2016 OCCA Shakespeare Camp production of "Twelfth Night," under the direction of Shakespeare scholar Rod Molzahn, is presented in two performances.

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  • National Theatre Hamlet (Encore)

    August 19th, 2016 to August 19th, 2016

    From London's National Theatre: Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s "Sherlock," "The Imitation Game," "Frankenstein" at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy, "Hamlet."

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  • Lady Rizo Returns

    September 9th, 2016 to September 9th, 2016

    Lady Rizo returns from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland to remind you where we all came from and to give you her view of the world.

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  • Loudon Wainwright III in Concert

    September 17th, 2016 to September 17th, 2016

    Enjoy an evening with a very special singer-songwriter, Loudon Wainwright III at the Newport Performing Arts Center. It's benefit for the Entertain the Future! capital campaign to expand and enhance the center.

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  • Classics You Love Fall Spotlight on the Teachers

    September 18th, 2016 to September 18th, 2016

    The Lincoln County Oregon Music Teachers Association presents two concerts a year to fund the Suzanne Brown Student Aid Fund. Perfomers include local teachers, alumni, and guests.

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  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    October 7th, 2016 to October 30th, 2016

    By Dale Wasserman Adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey Directed by Bo Harrington "Cuckoo is captivating." - N.Y. Post. "Scarifying and powerful." - N.Y. Times.

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  • The Capitol Steps

    November 3rd, 2016 to November 4th, 2016

    It’s true, you can laugh, snort, boo, and chuckle with the Capitol Steps at their November 3 and 4 performances at the Newport Performing Arts Center – a once-in-a-lifetime-experience for the coast! These performances benefit the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts and the “Entertain the Future” capital campaign to expand and enhance the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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