Newport Performing Arts Center

OCCA provides world-class arts experiences by 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(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

  • Really Rosie: The Musical

    February 24th, 2017 to March 12nd, 2017

    Music by CAROLE KING Script by MAURICE SENDAK On a gritty street in Brooklyn, a sassy young girl with a big imagination makes magic happen! Don't miss this incredible, vibrant, family-friendly musical event.

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  • Met Opera: Rusalka

    February 25th, 2017 to February 25th, 2017

    Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon,” in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • OMTA Spotlight: Broadway Movies & Fun

    February 26th, 2017 to February 26th, 2017

    The Oregon Music Teachers Association presents their Winter Spotlight on the Teachers Benefit Concert. Performers include OMTA members and guest performers from local theatre companies.

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  • 2017 Spring Film Series- A MAN CALLED OVE

    March 5th, 2017 to March 6th, 2017

    March 5 & 6 A MAN CALLED OVE (2016) Swedish Directed by: Hannes Holm 116 min An ill-tempered retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.  Subtitles 2 Academy Award nominations. PG-13

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  • Met Opera: La Traviata

    March 11st, 2017 to March 11st, 2017

    Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, in Verdi's "La Traviata," in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • 2017 Spring Film Series -MOONLIGHT

    March 12nd, 2017 to March 13rd, 2017

    MOONLIGHT (2016) USA 111 min. Directed by: Barry Jenkins R Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world. Nominated for 8 Oscars including Best Picture. Stars: Mahershala Ali and Naomi Harris. 98% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!

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  • 2017 Spring Film Series - "20TH CENTURY WOMEN"

    March 19th, 2017 to March 20th, 2017

    20TH CENTURY WOMEN (2017) USA Directed by Mike Mills 119 min. R The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Santa Barbara, California during the late 1970s; one of whom is raising a son as a single mother. Annette Benning, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig star.

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  • National Theatre Hedda Gabler

    March 24th, 2017 to March 24th, 2017

    From London's National Theatre: Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove ("A View from the Bridge" at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece, "Hedda Gabler."

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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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  • Riva Beside Me

    March 31st, 2017 to April 9th, 2017

    Riva Beside Me is a coming-of-age story of a teenage girl set in NYC in the mid-1960's.

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  • Met Opera: Idomeneo

    April 1st, 2017 to April 1st, 2017

    Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production of "Idomeneo," conducted by James Levine, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: Romeo et Juliette

    April 8th, 2017 to April 8th, 2017

    When Diana Damrau and Vittorio Grigolo starred opposite each other in "Manon" at the Met in 2015, the New York Times said, “the temperature rises nearly to boiling every time Damrau and Grigolo are on stage together.” Now they’re back as opera’s classic lovers, in Gounod’s lush Shakespeare adaptation, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz

    April 14th, 2017 to April 30th, 2017

    A smart, funny, and emotionally powerful story about a family confronting their past. "The most richly enjoyable new play for grown-ups that New York has known in many seasons… leaves you feeling both moved and gratifyingly sated." - NY Times

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  • Red, White & Indigo

    April 16th, 2017 to April 16th, 2017

    Chanteuse superstar Lady Rizo delivers a deeply personal musical eulogy unpacking the feelings for the USA, a country she was born in, cut with her trademark humor, wit and soaring voice.

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  • Met Opera: Eugene Onegin

    April 22nd, 2017 to April 22nd, 2017

    Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production of "Eugene Onegin," the penultimate event in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Met Opera: Der Rosenkavalier

    May 13rd, 2017 to May 13rd, 2017

    The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera, in the Met Opera Live in HD 2016-17 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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