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 Randy Storms at 541-574-3362 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. 

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If you'd like to receive occasional updates on upcoming events here at the Newport Performing Arts Center by email, please click here: It's a double-opt-in list, so you will need to confirm your subscription (you'll get an email with the link) after you sign up. OCCA does not share or sell email addresses and will only send information on PAC events once you sign up; you can unsubscribe any time by using the "Unsubscribe" links at the bottom of the emails you receive.

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

  • “On the Verge”

    August 10th, 2018 to August 26th, 2018

    The year is 1888 when Mary, Fanny, and Alex, three women who are each intrepid world explorers in their own right, band together to conquer Terra Incognita, the last and most mysterious of unexplored territories. As they bushwhack their way through jungles, brave treacherous ice sheets, and negotiate passage across a bottomless Gorge, the ladies reminisce about their past adventures and sort out their personality differences.

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  • Minga! Benefit for Ollala Center

    August 22nd, 2018 to August 23rd, 2018

    Support the Olalla Center for Children and Families at "Minga!" – a program of dinner, Andean folk and Afro-Peruvian funk and jazz music and dance with Inka Jam, Chayag, and the Intuit Studio Dancers at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, August 22 and 23 at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • An Evening With Elvis

    August 29th, 2018 to August 29th, 2018

    With an uncanny likeness and incredible voice, Jeffrey Elvis performs the original hits of Elvis Presley like no other.

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  • National Theatre Macbeth

    September 7th, 2018 to September 7th, 2018

    From The Bridge Theatre in London: "Macbeth" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris, will see Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

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  • Color the Coast 2018

    September 8th, 2018 to September 8th, 2018

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) invites all fun-loving individuals, artistic or otherwise, to run through Nye Beach on Saturday, September 8 for the Color the Coast 3K Color Run fundraiser. Grab your family and friends, have a blast and bring a little color to your life! The fun begins at 8 a.m. and ends with a Color Festival Beach Party later that morning with music, dancing and color throws.

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  • The PAC! - A 30 Year Spectacular - Celebrating Newport's Performing Arts Center

    September 15th, 2018 to September 15th, 2018

    Limited Seating Dinner and Show packages available. Contact Bonnie Prater at 541-574-2655 or visit the PAC Box Office. Our PAC Resident Artist Teams (the PAC RATs) invite you to take a walk down memory lane and see bits and pieces of great performances you've attended (or missed) at The PAC! - A 30 Year Spectacular - Celebrating Newport's Performing Arts Center. Show includes: Theater, dance, music and movies. 2 hrs including 15 min. intermission. Our PAC Resident Artist Teams (the PAC RATs) invite you to take a walk down memory lane and see bits and pieces of great performances you've attended (or missed) at The PAC! - A 30 Year Spectacular - Celebrating Newport's Performing Arts Center.

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  • National Theatre Julie

    September 21st, 2018 to September 21st, 2018

    From London's National Theatre: "Julie" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

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  • Lady, Lady, Lady

    September 28th, 2018 to September 28th, 2018

    Lady Rizo returns from her smash Australian tour back home with a new raucous night of songs written by women. From Grace Slick to Sia, from Peggy Lee to Bjork-- in an industry dominated by men we celebrate the tunes penned by chicks.

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  • Oregon Coast Jazz Party 2018

    October 5th, 2018 to October 7th, 2018

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates 15 years of the annual Oregon Coast Jazz Party, which is held October 5-7, 2018 at the Newport Performing Arts Center in Newport. "Honoring Women in Jazz" is the theme of this year's event, to mark its 15th anniversary.

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  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    October 12nd, 2018 to October 28th, 2018

    LIVE ON STAGE: Shakespeare's timeless words are infused with movement and music, for a wild and whimsical adventure audiences won't soon forget. A thrilling evening of enchantment, mayhem, and merriment... just in time for Halloween.

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  • NSO with Katherine Evans - Bella Italia

    November 3rd, 2018 to November 3rd, 2018

    Newport Symphony performs music of Schubert, Ravel, Hertel, Hovhaness, and Mendelssohn with Katherine Evans, trumpet and piccolo trumpet

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  • National Theatre King Lear

    November 9th, 2018 to November 9th, 2018

    Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s "extraordinarily moving portrayal" (Independent) of "King Lear" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 in the Chichester Festival Theatre’s production, which received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

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  • NSO and Porthole Players present Amahl and the Night Visitors – Winter Wonder

    December 8th, 2018 to December 8th, 2018

    Amahl and the Night Visitors, an opera in one act, with a reading of A Child’s Christmas in Wales

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  • Rick Bartow: In Spirit

    December 14th, 2018 to December 16th, 2018

    This new play by Merridawn Duckler and directed by Marc Maislen brings the mythology of this artist to our lives. "Rick Bartow: In Spirit" will play for one week only and is about Rick's fictional meeting with three inspirational literary figures in his life - Bertold Brecht, A.E. Houseman and Emily Dickinson.

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  • National Theatre The Madness of George III

    December 28th, 2018 to December 28th, 2018

    Multi-award-winning drama "The Madness of George III" will be broadcast live in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse, at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

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  • NSO with Amy Yang - Piano

    March 23rd, 2019 to March 23rd, 2019

    Newport Symphony performs music of Clara Schumann, Lili Boulanger, Debussy, Prokofiev, and George Gershwin

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  • NSO with tribute to David Ogden Stiers

    May 18th, 2019 to May 18th, 2019

    Newport Symphony closes its 30th season with music of Copland and Tchaikovsky, and the world premiere of a new work by Mark Fish in tribute to David Ogden Stiers, commissioned by the NSO.

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