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Performing Arts
Performing Arts

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From world-class performers of all genres to marvelous local talent, the drama of the stage is alive and well in the City of Roses. Portland Center for the Performing Arts, recognized as one of the top 10 performing arts centers in the nation, is home to over 20 companies, among them the Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theater, Oregon Symphony Orchestra, and Oregon's Children Theater. On a smaller scale but with no less heart is the Artists Repertory Theater, or catch some gravity-defying stunts at BodyVox Dance studio. For an impressive display of young talent, head to the public schools where the Jefferson Dancers of Jefferson High School, and the Grant High Royal Blues are both internationally recognized.

Portland | Performing Arts

Chamber Music Northwest
  • Chamber Music Northwest
  • The fragile notes of a piano, the rising cry of a violin, and the sweeping range of a practiced voice entwine together in the intimate setting of the Chamber Music Northwest (CMNW).
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Imago Theatre
  • Imago Theatre
  • If you're visiting Portland and are willing to try something unexpected, the Imago Theatre has just the right amount of magic up its sleeve.
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Keller Auditorium
  • Keller Auditorium
  • Vibratos ring from stage right and echo off the slanted wood walls as singers from the Portland Opera perform in one of the city's most popular music and performing arts venues.
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Northwest Film Center
Oregon Ballet Theatre
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre
  • Hypnotizing patrons in a swirl of tulle skirts and the ethereal beauty of the human form in motion, the Oregon Ballet Theatre is quickly becoming a mainstay of Portland culture.
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Oregon Symphony Orchestra
  • Oregon Symphony Orchestra
  • Aglow under a 65-foot high marquee emblazoned with more than 6,000 theatrical lights, the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall is one of the last remaining relics of vaudeville-style theater houses.
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Portland Center for the Performing Arts
Portland Center Stage
  • Portland Center Stage
  • Founded as a younger and northern auxiliary of Ashland's prestigious Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Portland, Oregon Shakespeare Festival was successfully launched in late 1988.
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Portland Opera
  • Portland Opera
  • Opera has existed for hundreds of years for the sole reason of providing unparalleled entertainment for audience members through powerful unmediated performance. No wonder its breadth and intrinsic beauty were historically reserved for society's upper class or more privileged members.
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