Live Theatre in Portland Oregon

Plays and Musicals

Portland visitors will find a thriving theatre scene, with companies and venues both downtown and in the suburbs. Avant-garde performances, popular musicals, children's theater, and classic productions are all scheduled.

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    Artists Repertory Theatre
    ••• Jeff Hayes/Artists Repertory Theatre

    Portland's Artists Repertory Theatre offers a full schedule with a focus on new works. Performances take place at their own facility on two different stages, the Morrison Stage and the Alder Stage. Each season includes a Christmas holiday-themed production.

    Box office: 1515 SW Morrison St.

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    Portland Center Stage
    ••• Portland Center Stage / Flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0

    Based at the historic Gerberding Theater at the Armory in Portland's Pearl District, Portland Center Stage offers a varied schedule of plays and musicals each season. From Shakespeare to Sedaris, PCT has been producing for 25 years. Season, mini package, and single show tickets are available.

    Box Office: 128 NW 11th Avenue

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    Northwest Children's Theater
    ••• Robin Hood cast members at Northwest Children's Theater. 2017 David Kinder

    Northwest Children's Theater presents classic children's stories and characters in clever new ways, whether as a play or a musical. Performances take place on one of their own two stages at the Northwest Children's Theater and School in Portland's Nob Hill district.

    Box Office: 1819 NW Everett St

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    Lakewood Theatre Company
    ••• A production of Godspell at Lakewood Theatre Company. Lakewood Center for the Arts

    Founded in 1952, the Lakewood Theatre Company knows how to entertain and illuminate an audience with new productions and old favorites. Based in their own venue at the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego, major productions take place on their main stage, while musical cabaret shows can be seen at their Side Door Stage.

    Box Office: 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego

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    Broadway Rose Theatre Company
    ••• Broadway Rose Theatre Company

    Broadway-style musical theatre and musical revues are the specialties of this Tigard-based company. Child-friendly and holiday productions are included in each season. The Broadway Rose Theatre Company performs at ​its own New Stage, with summer productions at Deb Fennell Auditorium.

    Box Office: 12850 SW Grant in Tigard

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    James and the Giant Peach at Oregon Children's Theatre
    ••• Owen Carey /Oregon Children's Theatre

    Oregon Children's Theatre works to instill the fun and wonder of live theatre in children, both through their staged productions and their outreach program. OCT is a resident company of the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, performing at their venues including the Newmark Theatre and the Dolores Winningstad Theatre.

    Oregon Children's Theatre Box Office: 1939 NE Sandy Boulevard

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    Live Wire! Radio
    ••• Live Wire Radio

    Live Wire! is a radio variety show heard weekly on Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), as well as on many other NPR stations. When in Portland, you can be a part of the show's live audience, experiencing music, comedy, and more. The Live Wire! Radio show takes place at the Alberta Rose Theatre in NE Portland.

    Box Office: 3000 NE Alberta St

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    Miracle Theatre in Portland, Oregon
    ••• Andrew Parodi/Wikimedia Commons

    Miracle Theatre Group, also known as MIlagro Theatre, performs works that explore issues relevant to Latino culture. Performances might be in English, in Spanish with English supertitles, or bilingual in both English and Spanish.

    Box Office: 525 SE Stark St.

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    Imago Theatre
    ••• Imago Theatre

    This innovative Portland-based theatre company performs at their own local stage and tours internationally.

    Box Office: 17 SE 8th Ave

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    Bag & Baggage Productions
    ••• Bag & Baggage Productions

    This Hillsboro theatre company interprets classic tales in new and compelling ways. They perform at The Venetian Theatre.

    Box Office: 350 E Main St, Hillsboro, Oregon

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    Portland Playhouse
    ••• Portland Playhouse

    Performing at the Portland Playhouse in East Portland, Portland Playhouse produces both original and popular plays and musicals.

    Call or email the playhouse for ticket information. 

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    Profile Theatre
    ••• Profile Theatre

    Each Profile Theatre season focuses on the works of a single playwright.

    Box Office: 1515 SW Morrison St.

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    America's many sensitive and controversial issues are explored in the plays produced by Third Rail Repertory Theatre and performed at Winningstad Theatre.

    Email the box office for more information.