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. A place to exercise empathy. A place to come as you are.
In our 14th season, we’ll welcome 10,000 audience members (in-person and online) and 75 theatre professionals to work, learn, and play at our home in the King neighborhood. Together, we're returning to the stage with five bold plays, bringing responsive theatre programs to schools throughout the region, providing innovative training for artists and educators, and coordinating electric community events.
“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 produced artists under-represented from American stages (women, people of color, & LGBTQ+ people). We’re located in the heart of the historically Black King neighborhood and lift up stories from Black theatre-makers.
During the 2021 Give!Guide, we earned $15,000 of matching donations from our friends at the Raymond Family Foundation. Thank you!!
Thank you, Pure Environmental NW for sponsoring our Give!Guide campaign!