Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Portland Center Stage at The Armory
4.5
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Portland Center Stage at The Armory is the largest theater company in Portland that produces fully professional theatrical production for the community, and is one of the 20 largest regional theater companies in the United States. There are two theaters located inside The Armory: the 590-seat U.S. Bank Main Stage and the 190-seat Ellyn Bye Studio. Established in 1988 as an offshoot of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the company became independent in 1994. An estimated 150,000 visitors attend The Armory annually to enjoy a mix of classical, contemporary and world premiere productions, along with the annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival, and a variety of high quality education and community programs. Eleven productions are offered each season, in addition to roughly 400 community events. The Armory was the first building on the National Register of Historic Places — and the first performing arts venue in the country — to achieve a LEED Platinum rating.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Food F
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I’ve been to multiple Portland Center Stage plays lately and have to say I’m not really impresssed with what Marissa Wolf is producing. It seems like the writers and actors are really trying to create somehting special, and have checked all the requisite boxes for an ‘important’ production, yet somehow miss the mark. Call me old fashioned but I like to leave a play thinking about whatever the play was addressing, however I find I quickly forget what I just saw after attending recent Armory productions. Luckily they have a wonderful building which occupies my attention. Now if Marissa can just fill it with a great play.
Written 27 March 2024
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schoong324
Boring, OR203 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Too political. This was our favorite theater for many years but we're done. Every performance has to be a political statement. The simple fun and enjoyment is gone.
Written 20 November 2023
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EscapeRoomJunky
Western Springs, IL1,194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We decided last minute, to see the "Mid Summer's night dream" at this theatre. You can get drinks before or during intermission. They can provide you a plastic cup to take into the theatre. The performance was wonderful. We had a great time. It was reasonable priced, and we had great seats.
Written 27 June 2023
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Sally P
Sandy, OR63 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
We were terribly disappointed in their performance of Midsummer Night's Dream. For the price of tickets, we were expecting a reasonable budget for appropriate costumes. At least one of the actors didn't seem to know his/her lines. I have seen many high school plays, with minimal budgets, performed much more professionally. Being a former high school Shakespeare teacher & having taken classes to countless Ashland performances (as well as seeing plays at Stratford-upon-Avon) I expected to see some authenticity instead of a "woke" performance. I could have driven to Ashland for that. We left at intermission, knowing we were missing the highlight of the "play within a play," but not wanting to suffer through until the end.
Written 25 June 2023
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Vanjo
51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Beautiful theaters.Excellent quality and thought proving selections. Have thoroughly enjoyed over the last 7 years.
Written 6 March 2020
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Mikpar
Portland, OR175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We were here for a play put on by Artist's Repertory Theatre while their building was being upgraded. We have also been here for a number of other plays.
Written 21 February 2020
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Mary L
Portland, OR15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
Diverse choices of plays at all price points. You'll be surprised by how much fun this place is. Do go!
Written 13 October 2019
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LMSCSM
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We love going to The Armory! Comfortable seats, well mannered crowd, warm cookies for a $1.00 during intermission. Plays are always well done.
Written 12 October 2019
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Kathy G
Indianapolis, IN75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
PCS does a terrific job with their plays and musicals. They do a great job with actor selection/presentation. The seats are more comfortable than the average theater - there is actually enough space for knees. The size is nice too as the audience is just the right size to not feel overwhelmed. Bravo!
Written 29 September 2019
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Bonni O
Gig Harbor, WA90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
It was a great play. The Center Stage is a great venue. We sat near the front, but I think there is not a bad seat in the house.
Written 28 September 2019
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