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

  • Christmas is Coming to Ellensburg Theatre

    December 7th, 2018 to December 16th, 2018

    Ellensburg Theater's Christmas show this year is two one-act comedies with carolling in between. Come and enjoy the performance along with the festive décor and hot apple cider at The Rogue Playhouse in Gold Beach.

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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 - Bertolt Brecht, A.E. Houseman and Emily Dickinson.

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  • The Christmas Show!

    December 22nd, 2018 to December 22nd, 2018

    A special one-night-only Holiday event, hosted by The Tequila Mockingbirds. Join us for a spectacular celebration of the Holiday Season featuring the world premiere of seven Holiday-themed one-act plays, live music, dance, comedy, hot chocolate, and FREE homemade Christmas Cookies!

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  • A Nice Family Christmas

    December 27th, 2018 to January 20th, 2019

    Theatre West presents "A Nice Family Christmas," a comedy by Phil Olsen, directed by Rich Emery. Rich directed "Meanwhile, Back on the Couch" last season. He has both acted and directed at Theatre West. The play runs from Dec. 27 through Jan. 20, 2019 at Theatre West.

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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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  • Disney's The Little Mermaid

    January 11st, 2019 to January 26th, 2019

    Come visit the “Under the Sea” kingdom where the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the wildly popular animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a timeless classic.

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  • 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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