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.
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.
Artists Repertory Theatre box office: 1515 SW Morrison St.
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.
Gerberding Theater Box Office: 128 NW 11th Avenue
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.
Northwest Children't Theater Box Office: 1819 NW Everett St
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.
Lakewood Theatre Company Box Office: 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego
Broadway-style musical theatre and musical revues are the specialty of this Tigard-based company. Child-friendly and holiday productions are included in each season. The Broadway Rose Theatre Company performs at it's own New Stage, with summer productions at Deb Fennell Auditorium.
Broadway Rose Theatre Company Box Office: 12850 SW Grant in Tigard
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
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
More Live Theatre in Portland Oregon
Miracle Theatre Group
This local theater 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.
This innovative Portland-based theatre company performs at their own local stage and tours internationally.
Bag & Baggage Productions
This Hillsboro theatre company interprets classic tales in new and compelling ways. They perform at The Venetian Theatre.
Performing at the Portland Playhouse in East Portland, Portland Playhouse produces both original and popular plays and musicals.
Each Profile Theatre season focuses on the works of a single playwright.
Third Rail Repertory Theatre
America's many sensitive and controversial issues are explored in the plays produced by Third Rail Repertory Theatre and performed at Winningstad Theatre.