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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  • Outside Mullingar

    April 12nd, 2019 to April 28th, 2019

    "Outside Mullingar," by Tony Award-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley, will be the next production at the Dolphin Playhouse. Shanley is best known for "Doubt," winner of a Tony and a Pulitzer Prize, and also wrote the Academy Award-winning screenplay for "Moonstruck."

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  • One Night Delights - "TRUE WEST"

    May 15th, 2019 to May 15th, 2019

    Join us for Drunken Caramel Bread Pudding and a staged reading of Sam Shepard's classic American Play "True West", directed Ron Miller and presented by Red Octopus Theatre Company as part of the OCCA's "One Night Delights" play reading series. Dueling Bread Pudding with Whipped Crème Fraîche and Drunken Caramel provided by Zach's Bistro.

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  • Little PAC Players Summer Theater Camp

    July 29th, 2019 to August 2nd, 2019

    Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, in partnership with instructor Jennifer Hamilton, offers The Little PAC Players theater classes for five- to seven-year-old students from 9:30 a.m. to noon July 29 through Aug. 2.

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