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.

PAC view from lot

Upcoming Events in Newport Performing Arts Center

  • The Vatican Museums - HD Event

    February 1st, 2015 to February 1st, 2015

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) is thrilled to present a special HD event which takes viewers on a tour through 2,000 years of history: For the very first time Ultra HD 4K/3D film cameras have been allowed inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, bringing never-before-seen art to theaters across the U.S.

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  • "BOYHOOD" Winter Film Series

    February 1st, 2015 to February 2nd, 2015

    This drama, filmed over 12 years, is the story of growing up as seen through the eyes of Mason who literally grows up before our eyes. Many Award Nominations!! Presented by The Bijou Theatre .

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  • Met Opera: The Merry Widow

    February 7th, 2015 to February 7th, 2015

    Buy tickets online to "The Merry Widow," the next in the Met Opera Live in HD 2014-15 season, at the Newport Performing Arts Center. The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman.

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  • Hand Meet Puppet Workshop

    February 7th, 2015 to February 7th, 2015

    Learn basic puppeteering skills in this fun-filled workshop led Cyn Wilkes.

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  • "PRIDE" Winter Film Series

    February 8th, 2015 to February 9th, 2015

    A warm "feel-good" movie about U.K. gay activists who work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mine workers in the summer of 1984. Based on a true story that made history.

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  • Dances from the Heart - Pacific Dance Ensemble

    February 13rd, 2015 to February 15th, 2015

    Free Performance Dance, Music and Benefit Auction February 13, 14 - 7 pm February 15 - 2 pm

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  • "FORCE MAJEURE" Winter Film Series

    February 15th, 2015 to February 16th, 2015

    Feb. 15 & 16 While on a skiing vacation in the French Alps a family’s dynamic is shaken to the core when an avalanche nearly wipes the lodge’s patrons lunching on an outdoor patio.

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  • Met Opera: Iolanta and Bluebeard's Castle

    February 21st, 2015 to February 21st, 2015

    Buy tickets online to "Iolanta"/"Bluebeard's Castle," an intriguing double bill in the Met Opera Live in HD 2014-15 season, at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Anna Netrebko stars as the beautiful blind girl who experiences love for the first time in "Iolanta," while Nadja Michael is the unwitting victim of the diabolical Bluebeard, played by Mikhail Petrenko. Both operas are directed by Mariusz Trelinski, who was inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s.

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  • Newport High School Music Department Spring Concert

    February 26th, 2015 to February 26th, 2015

    Newport High School Concert Band, Jazz Band, Choir and NIS Band will be performing in a free concert for the community. This is a fundraiser for the NHS Band Boosters. Proceeds will go towards expenses for the marching band to participate in the 2015 Portland Rose Festival Stariight Parade.

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  • Newport Symphony - Feb 28 and Mar 1

    February 28th, 2015 to March 1st, 2015

    David Ogden Stiers, conductor Rachmaninoff Symphony no. 2

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  • Met Opera: La Donna del Lago

    March 21st, 2015 to March 21st, 2015

    Buy tickets online to "La Donna del Lago," the next in the Met Opera Live in HD 2014-15 season, at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott.

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  • National Theatre Live's 'Treasure Island'

    March 27th, 2015 to March 27th, 2015

    Buy tickets online to National Theatre Live's "Treasure Island," at 7 p.m. Friday, March 27 at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Newport Symphony - Shostakovich

    March 28th, 2015 to March 29th, 2015

    Adam Flatt, conductor Alexander Tutunov, piano Shostakovich, Symphony no.6

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  • The Taming of the Shrew

    April 3rd, 2015 to April 26th, 2015

    You've never seen Shakespeare quite like this! Neither a "traditional" retelling, nor an update or relocation, one of the Bard's wildest and most madcap comedies gets a massive renovation and fresh presentation, making this easily one of the most unique, crazy, enjoyable, and over-the-top fun productions you'll likely ever experience! The Taming of the Shrew By William Shakespeare Directed (and tampered with) by Darcy Hogan April 3 - 26, 2015

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  • Met Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

    April 25th, 2015 to April 25th, 2015

    Buy tickets online to "Cavalleria Rusticana"/"Pagliacci," the final performance in the Met Opera Live in HD 2014-15 season, at the Newport Performing Arts Center. Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village.

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  • AUDITIONS: Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

    May 21st, 2015 to May 23rd, 2015

    The 2013 Tony Award Winner for Best Play comes to Newport. OPEN AUDITIONS.

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  • National Theatre Live's 'Skylight'

    June 19th, 2015 to June 19th, 2015

    Buy tickets online to National Theatre Live's presentation of the West End production "Skylight," at 7 p.m. Friday, June 19 at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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