Newport Performing Arts Center

OCCA provides world-class arts experiences by bringing to our local community high-caliber arts experiences - taking advantage of our local treasures and providing access to world-renowned artists.

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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

  • Lady Rizo's Tribute to Nina Simone

    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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  • NSO with flutist Erin Adair

    September 24th, 2016 to September 25th, 2016

    NSO season opener with Erin Adair, flute

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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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  • NSO with violinist Bella Hristova

    November 5th, 2016 to November 6th, 2016

    NSO with Youth Concert Artist Bella Hristova

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  • NSO Messiah Paul Klemme Conductor

    December 3rd, 2016 to December 4th, 2016

    NSO performs Handel's Messiah with Willamette Master Chorus and Central Coast Chorale conducted by Paul Klemme

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  • NSO with Adam Flatt

    January 28th, 2017 to January 29th, 2017

    NSO with selections by Mozart, Ives, and Tchaikovsky

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  • NSO with David Ogden Stiers

    February 18th, 2017 to February 19th, 2017

    NSO lecture concert on Cesar Franck with David Ogden Stiers

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  • NSO with pianist Alexander Schimpf

    March 25th, 2017 to March 26th, 2017

    NSO performs Mendelssohn, Liszt, Berlioz, and Schumann’s Allegro with guest artist Alexander Schimpf, piano

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