Portland Playhouse

OCT Qualified
BIPOC-Led Organization


We celebrate the complexity of the human experience through the power of performance, with vibrant plays, transformational education programs, and community-centric events. We envision a world awakened by the wonder of theater — build this world with us!

Bottom Line for Portland

A theatre company. A neighborhood landmark. A place where your story matters. With your support, Portland Playhouse will thrive in our 15th Anniversary Season. Together, we’ll welcome 10,000+ audience members (in-person and online) and 125+ theatre professionals to work, learn, and play at our home in the King neighborhood. 


Your donation helps us take risks with new works, invest in our rich community of local artists, and collaborate with theatre-makers from across the country. With five bold plays and a lively series of community events, we are reflecting our community, responding to our current moment, and connecting people through creativity. 


“It’s groundbreaking what we’ve created here in the King community. I’ve witnessed the transformation of this space, and it means so much to me to have all my friends and family see what this theater has come to be. I’m proud to be part of the Playhouse family.” —Marilyn Keller, actor and vocalist, played Mother Shaw our 2019 production of CROWNS

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Portland Playhouse practices antiracist theatre. We are dedicated to changing the structures and systems of institutionalized oppression in our industry. Our goal is to create a community of care. Since 2008 Portland Playhouse has intentionally produced artists under-represented on American stages (women, POC, & LGBTQ+). We’re located in the heart of the historically Black King neighborhood where we put on plays and events that reflect our neighborhood’s diversity in its many expressions, with a commitment to centering Black stories and artists.


Our friends the Raymond Family Foundation will match the first $15,000 donated to our Give!Guide campaign. Give early and your gift goes twice as far!

Business Partner(s)

Thank you, Pure Environmental NW for sponsoring our Give!Guide campaign!

$27,743 raised of $30,000 goal
273 donations
92% of Goal

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Year Founded: 2008

Tax ID: 300507198

Portland Playhouse is in the Creative Expression category which is sponsored by The Oregon Cultural Trust

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