Portland Shows (Fall & Holiday 2023)


Here are some of this season’s options for theatre & dance in the Rose City.

NWTheatre is slowly expanding its coverage into Portland, but this is by no means complete. If you have a professional, community theatre, or fringe company in the Portland area, or produce theatre or dance shows you think we should know about, please tell us about it.

For an extensive list of theatre and dance companies (active & inactive), see the page compiled by Lewis & Clark College here. For excellent coverage of Portland-area arts, see Oregon ArtsWatch here.  




CoHo Productions

Theatre with short-run shows and visiting performances  

All Boats PDX Fall Showcase (11/10)

Laughing Matters (12/1-2)

A Christmas Carol (12/23)



Ensemble making community-focused devised theatre and new works  

24-Hour Devising Festival (November)

2024 shows announced: Youth Devising Residency Showcase (spring), Memento Mori (spring)  


Imago Theatre  

Multi-genre, established theatre that bucks convention and classification 

My Bedroom Is an Installation (10/6-22)


Milagro Theatre  

Bilingual theatre centering Latino arts and culture

Las Adelitas (10/13-11/5)

2024 shows announced: ¡Huelga! (1/12-27), Verónica Princesa (2/16-3/2), Borderline (5/3-18)  


Northwest Classical Theater Collaborative

Performing theatre classics for underserved audiences, including in prisons and shelters
Seattle-goers might compare to: Freehold Engaged Theatre


Portland Center Stage  

Large, locally producing theatre company with contemporary focus
Seattle-goers might compare to: ACT Contemporary Theatre, Seattle Rep 

Hair (9/30-11/5)

Liberace & Liza – Holiday at the Mansion: A Tribute (11/11-12/24)

Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really (11/25-12/24)

2024 shows announced: What the Constitution Means to Me (1/20-2/18), Quixote Nuevo (3/2-31) (co-production with South Coast Repertory and Seattle Rep), Nassim (co-production with Boom Arts) (3/30-5/12), Coriolanus (co-production with upstart crow collective and Play on Shakespeare) (4/20-5/19), Clyde’s (co-production with Syracuse Stage (6/1-30) 


Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble

Collaborative company creating new and devised works  

I’m in Control Which Means Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen To Me (12/14-16)


Portland Opera  

Full season, professional opera with its next season focused on joy
Seattle-goers might compare to: Seattle Opera  

The Marriage of Figaro (10/28-11/5)

Portland Opera to Go: Cinderella (12/9-10)

2024 shows announced: Enchanted Woods – Shakespeare & Song (2/2-11), The Snowy Day (3/16-24), Puccini – In Concert (5/11), 


Portland Playhouse  

Community-focused theatre in a former church

Matilda the Musical (10/4-11/5)

A Christmas Carol (11/21-12/30)

2024 shows announced: Notes from the Field (2/7-3/17), Passing Strange (4/17-5/26) 


Profile Theatre

Theatre expanding horizons, emphasizing new works 

awe/struck. (11/9-19)

2024 shows announced: Reggie Hoops (2/15-25), our orange sky (6/6-16), Lauren Yee reading series (various dates & locations, TBD)  


Red Door Project

Transformational storytelling 

2024 shows announced: Evolve Experience (2/23-24) 


Shaking the Tree Theatre  

Theatre built on risk-taking in an unconventional warehouse space
Seattle-goers might compare to: The Williams Project

Blood Wedding (10/14-11/11)

Lorca staged readings (10/21, 28)


Stumptown Stages

Musical theatre company 

Young Frankenstein (10/6-29)

It’s a Wonderful Life (12/1-23)

2024 shows announced: Kinky Boots (3/8-31), Legally Blonde (4/26-5/19)   


Third Rail Repertory Theatre  

Theatre ensemble focused on contemporary works

Two Pints (10/20-11/5)

2024 shows announced: Sanctuary City (3/1-17), Middletown Mall (5/24-6/9)


Twilight Theater Company

Presenting a wide variety of contemporary and quirky classical works 

Gruesome Playground Injuries (10/13-29)

Christmas in Christmasville, a Christmas Show about Christmas Movies (12/1-17)

2024 shows announced: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1/19-2/4), The How and the Why (3/8-24), Everybody (5/10-26), The Drag (9/9-22), Sweeney Todd (10/18-11/10), Fezziwig’s Fortune (12/6-22) 




New Expressive Works

Year-round, multi-genre performances and exhibitions; see site for full schedule


Oregon Ballet Theatre    

Established, large-stage dance company staging contemporary ballet and classics 
Seattle-goers might compare to: Pacific Northwest Ballet 

Swan Lake (10/6-14)

The Nutcracker (12/8-24)

2024 shows announced: Peter Pan (2/17-25), Wooden Dimes (4/5-13), Annual School Performance (4/13-14), Made in Portland (6/6-9)  


Portland Dance Film Festival

@ Dekum Street Theater (10/21-23)


Portland Institute for Contemporary Art    

Multi-genre center for performance art and installations   
Seattle-goers might compare to: On the Boards  

Year-round, multi-genre performances and exhibitions; see site for full schedule


(Touring & Venues) 


Alberta Rose Theatre  

Established venue for touring and local acts
Seattle-goers might compare to: The Rendezvous, Neptune Theatre   

A-Wol Dance Collective (aerial dance) (10/20-21)

The Nitemare B4 Xmas (10/27-29)

Smash the Mirror: The Portland ‘Tommy’ Experience (11/3)

Booklover’s Burlesque: Myths & Legends (11/10)

A Burly Carol: A Burlesque Tale (12/20-21)

Year-round, multi-genre programming; select theatre and dance shows listed above


Broadway in Portland 

Portland’s Broadway touring stage, a partnership between Portland Opera and Broadway Across America
Seattle-goers might compare to: Broadway at The Paramount

Les Misérables (11/7-12)

2024 shows announced: Lion King (1/7-28), Beetlejuice (4/9-14), Annie (5/14-19), Girl From the North Country (6/18-23), Company (7/16-21) 


Portland’5 Centers for the Arts 

Large stages with several resident companies and presenting organizations
Seattle-goers might compare to: Seattle Theatre Group 

Year-round, multi-genre programming in multiple venues; see site for full schedules




Curious Comedy Theater

Year-round comedy showcases and improv; see site for full schedule


(Stay Tuned) 


Artists Repertory Theatre

Paused for 2023-24 season 


Dekum Street Theater

Opening soon 


Oregon Children’s Theatre  

Paused for 2023; 2024 season announced 


Original Practice Shakespeare

Summer parks shows 


Portland Civic Theatre Guild

Long-running company presenting staged readings and new work awards


Triangle Productions

Active, but currently producing in New York  




Bag&Baggage Productions (Hillsboro) 

Venue for touring and local comedy and theatre acts 

Who’s Holiday (11/30-12/17)

2024 shows announced: World Builders (2/15-3/3), Tartuffe (6/7-23) 

Year-round, multi-genre programming and rentals at The Vault Theater; select theatre performances listed above


Broadway Rose Theatre (Tigard)

Long-running stage just south of Portland, specializing in musicals  

Ain’t Misbehavin’ (9/21-10/15)

Home for the Holidays (11/22-12/23)

2024 shows announced: The Double-Threat Trio (1/25-2/18), Sh-Boom! Life Could Be a Dream (4/4-28), The Spitfire Grill (5/30-6/23), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (7/18-8/18), Always … Patsy Cline (9/19-10/13), Five Golden Rings (11/27-12/22)