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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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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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-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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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! 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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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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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.