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. 

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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

  • Oregon Coast Youth Symphony Festival

    April 20th, 2018 to April 20th, 2018

    A beach getaway for young musicians with clinics led by professional conductors.

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  • José Antonio Rodriguez Trio

    April 27th, 2018 to April 27th, 2018

    Virtuoso flamenco guitarist José Antonio Rodríguez has had an illustrious and highly versatile career having performed with such superstars as Paco de Lucía, Manolo Sanlucar, Astor Piazzola, Julian Bream, Chick Corea, John Mclaughlin, as well as performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Symphonic Orchestra of Seville. He is a master guitar professor as well as prolific composer.  

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  • Met Opera: Cendrillon (Cinderella)

    April 28th, 2018 to April 28th, 2018

    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 2017-18 season at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

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  • Just Jazz Presents - George Colligan Trio

    April 29th, 2018 to April 29th, 2018

    Just Jazz Presents the George Colligan Trio at 2pm Sunday, April 29. Colligan is a jazz pianist, organist, drummer, trumpet player, educator, composer and bandleader based in Portland, Oregon.

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  • AUDITIONS: A Midsummer Night's Dream

    May 5th, 2018 to May 5th, 2018

    As a group of lovers escape into a forest of mischief and magic, the creatures of the night arise. What follows is a thrilling evening of enchantment, mayhem, movement, and music... just in time for Halloween. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN.

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  • KIDSTUFF 2018 - Dance and all That Jazz

    May 11st, 2018 to May 13rd, 2018

    Kidstuff 2017 - A Mother's Day Celebration Kidstuff is the annual Mother's Day celebration and fundraiser for TJ Hoofers, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the dance education of Lincoln County students. Over 150 dance students from Dance! And All That Jazz! fill the Silverman stage with a variety of styles, including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Creative for 3-5 year olds, and Musical Comedy.

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  • The Wizard in Oz

    May 18th, 2018 to May 27th, 2018

    Pacific Dance Ensemble presents an original adaptation of L. Frank Baum's timeless story of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" one of the most popular books in America an children's literature. Opening in Chicago in 1902, it then ran on Broadway for 293 stage nights and then returned to Broadway in 1904 and later toured the United States until 1911. You won't want to miss this timeless classic!

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  • OCCA Summer Shakespeare Camp 2018

    July 1st, 2018 to July 13rd, 2018

    Information and registration details are now available for the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA) annual summer Shakespeare Camp, set for July 1-13, with performances set for 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, July 12. 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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  • OCCA Summer Theatre Camps

    July 16th, 2018 to August 10th, 2018

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents two sessions of the Summer Theatre Camps this year. The first session runs Monday through Friday, July 16-27; the second session Monday through Friday, July 30 through August 10. Students who participate will learn about the theater and about each other, and then write and produce a play.

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  • “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. They encounter a chameleonic cannibal, an adorable young Yeti, and a Troll demanding a toll, as well as a number of mysterious artifacts: egg beaters, dirigibles, political campaign buttons, and newspaper clippings from the 1900s. On this one-way journey through space and time, each lady discovers her own unique destiny in the beautiful, loud, and brightly lit future. Eric Overmyer’s On the Verge, or, The Geography of Yearning is a romping meditation on the outer and inner frontiers of the human condition, full of lyrical and hilarious dialogue and imagery both beautiful and surreal.

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  • OCCA Summer Theatre Camp - Advanced

    August 13rd, 2018 to August 17th, 2018

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents a new Advanced Theatre Camp this year, Monday through Friday, August 13-17, which focuses on improvisation.

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