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

  • Strange Tales

    April 13rd, 2018 to April 29th, 2018

    Strange Tales is made up of two short, one-act plays with a fairy tale theme sure to delight and surprise the whole family at the Dolphin Playhouse in Coos Bay. The Magic Pot is a charming old folk tale with a few twists and turns; in Act Two's hilarious Orange is the New GLASS, Cinderella ditches the slippers and teams up with an unlikely group of friends to save her stepsister Goldie Locks and find her own place in the kingdom.

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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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  • 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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