As one of the primary performing arts, this website celebrates theater in all its forms - from student-made to community-based and professional. Find events reflecting theater performance and instruction of all styles - comedy, musical, drama, contemporary, historic, avant garde - and for all age groups.

OCCA Theater

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts manages the Newport Performing Arts Center, which is home to four resident artist groups: Porthole Players, Red Octopus Theatre Company, New Visions Arts and Coastal Act Productions. Current shows are listed as events. For more information about current OCCA theater events, please contact the Newport Performing Arts Center.

Upcoming Events in Theater

  • After-School Theatre Classes

    January 17th, 2019 to June 13rd, 2019

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, in partnership with Jennifer Hamilton, offers after school theatre classes for kids in grades 2 through 4. Classes are held 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Newport Performing Arts Center, and will culminate in a Share Day for friends and family. Spring session begins January 17; class size is limited.

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  • The Phantom Tollbooth

    February 15th, 2019 to March 3rd, 2019

    The Dolphin Players are proud to present a staging of the timeless and popular young people's classic, THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH, February 15th through March 3rd. Join Milo as he wends his way through the Land of Wisdom, encountering on the way its fantastic inhabitants: The Spelling Bee, The Humbug, The MatheMagician, and many more, on his mystical voyage of self discovery.

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  • National Theatre The Tragedy of King Richard II

    February 22nd, 2019 to February 22nd, 2019

    Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, broadcast live from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London, in "The Tragedy of King Richard II" at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.

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  • The Violet Hour - Live on Stage

    March 1st, 2019 to March 17th, 2019

    From Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg... "A wondrous piece of work. This is the kind of bewitching play that makes theater a world unto itself." —Chicago Sun-Times

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  • AUDITIONS: On Golden Pond

    March 2nd, 2019 to March 3rd, 2019

    Red Octopus Theatre Company and director Barbara Berge seek six actors for their upcoming production of Ernest Thompson's Tony Award-winning play, "On Golden Pond".

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  • National Theatre I'm Not Running

    March 29th, 2019 to March 29th, 2019

    "I’m Not Running" is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live at 7 p.m. Friday, Mar. 29. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonizing decision. What’s involved in sacrificing your private life and your peace of mind for something more than a single issue? Does she dare?

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  • Othello

    April 5th, 2019 to April 21st, 2019

    Othello, madly in love with his wife, Desdemona, is betrayed by Iago, his closest friend. Through Iago's lies and deceits, Othello's jealousy overwhelms him and he is driven to kill Desdemona.

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