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(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. 


Contact Catherine Rickbone at 541-574-2652  or 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 Catherine Rickbone at 541-574-2652 or

PAC Capital Campaign

“Entertain the Future” is the dynamic initiative to enhance and expand the Newport Performing Arts Center. Contact Barbara Berge at for more details. 

PAC view from lot



Upcoming Events in Newport Performing Arts Center

  • OCCA Summer Theatre Camp - July Session

    July 17th, 2017 to July 28th, 2017

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents Summer Theatre Camps – because of increased demand, there are two sessions this year. The June session runs June 19-30; the July session runs July 17-28. Students who participate will learn about the theater and about each other, and then write and produce a play.

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    July 23rd, 2017 to July 24th, 2017

    SUNDAY & MONDAY 7:00PM When a small town Canadian librarian arrives in Paris to assist her aunt, she loses her backpack to a silly, seductive homeless man who follows and tries to woe her. A wacky, whimsical homage to Tati and Chaplin. A very light-hearted comedy not to miss! PG

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  • OCCA Theatre Camp Performances - July Session

    July 27th, 2017 to July 27th, 2017

    Join us for some of the best creative thinking paired with young enthusiastic talent when the 2017 OCCA Theatre Camp July Session production is presented in two performances on July 27.

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  • Milo Graamans & Ian Smith: Much Ado About Music

    July 29th, 2017 to July 30th, 2017

    Milo Graamans and Ian Smith present a program of original music and arrangements for 12-piece band and chorus. This concert will be a combination of rock, blues, singer-songwriter, choral music, jazz, swing, and more.

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    July 30th, 2017 to July 31st, 2017

    SUNDAY & MONDAY 7:00PM On the brink of a divorce, after each have had affairs, a spark reignites and sends Michael and Mary into an impulsive romance much to the dismay of their lovers. Debra Winger and Tracy Letts star. Rated R

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  • OCCA Summer Shakespeare Camp 2017

    July 31st, 2017 to August 11st, 2017

    Information and registration details are now available for the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) annual summer Shakespeare Camp, set for July 31-Aug. 11, with performances set for 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10. Registration forms and more information are available by calling Catherine Rickbone at 541-574-2652; by email, from; or at the OCCA office at the Newport Performing Arts Center, 777 W. Olive Street in Newport.

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  • National Theatre Obsession

    August 4th, 2017 to August 4th, 2017

    Jude Law stars in the stage production of "Obsession," broadcast live by the National Theatre from the Barbican Theatre in London, at 7 p.m. Friday, August 4. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

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  • Free IMPROV Workshop

    August 5th, 2017 to August 5th, 2017

    Those of all skill levels are invited to come experience the crazy, creative world of IMPROV in this fun-filled workshop, led by television’s Curtis Andersen. The event will include a broad range of topics, exercises, and games.

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  • TEASE Burlesque Revue

    August 5th, 2017 to August 5th, 2017

    TEASE Burlesque Revue, the #1 touring Burlesque show in the Pacific Northwest, will debut at the Newport Performing Arts Center on Saturday August 5th for a two-show engagement.

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    August 6th, 2017 to August 7th, 2017

    SUNDAY & MONDAY 7:00PM After a chance encounter with his long lost elephant, man and beast set off across Thailand to find the neighborhood where they both grew up, meeting unusual characters and situations along the way. A big-hearted road trip. not rated.

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  • OCCA Annual Meeting August 9

    August 9th, 2017 to August 9th, 2017

    Join us for a special evening to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts. The OCCA board and staff invite all OCCA members to its annual meeting 40th birthday party on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

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  • OCCA Shakespeare Camp Performances

    August 10th, 2017 to August 10th, 2017

    Join us for some of the best creative thinking paired with young enthusiastic talent when the 2017 OCCA Shakespeare Camp production, under the direction of Shakespeare scholar Rod Molzahn, is presented in two performances.

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  • Get Ready for the Total Solar Eclipse!

    August 12nd, 2017 to August 12nd, 2017

    Join astronomer Travis Metcalfe (NHS class of 1991) for an engaging presentation of history, science and practical advice for viewing the total solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017. Every attendee will receive glasses for safe viewing of the Sun.

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  • Little Shop of Horrors - LIVE on stage!

    August 18th, 2017 to September 3rd, 2017

    Everyone's favorite carnivorous plant is headed to Newport! The Broadway and Hollywood smash hit sci-fi horror comedy rock musical, Little Shop Of Horrors, is a maliciously mouthwatering musical masterpiece. Come see it LIVE on stage!

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  • National Theatre Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    September 8th, 2017 to September 8th, 2017

    Sonia Friedman Productions present Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots in James Macdonald’s critically acclaimed, 5-star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" at 7 p.m. Friday, September 8, broadcast live by the National Theatre from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.

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  • AUDITIONS: The Two Noble Kinsmen

    September 16th, 2017 to September 16th, 2017

    Kinsmen, Palamon and Arcite, are captured in battle and become prisoners to Theseus, Duke of Athens. From their prison window, they both lay eyes on Theseus's beautiful sister-in-law, Emilia, fall instantly in love with her... and become rivals. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Venus in Fur

    October 13rd, 2017 to October 29th, 2017

    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. David Ives' play stirs the pot on what is both strange and delicious through a suspense-packed study of the erotics of power. "Venus in Fur is as funny as any play currently on Broadway" (The N.Y. Times) Starring Minda Stiles and Jefferey D. Wilson Directed by Marc Maislen

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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