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Portland Center Stage at The Armory

128 NW 11th Ave, Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR 97209-4160
+1 503-445-3700
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"Bringing Stories to Life"

Quote from Chris Coleman, Artistic Director, Portland Center Stage. And he will not let you down... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bbaker5555
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Portland, Oregon
Top Notch Theater!

We have been season ticket holders ever since the first performance of CABARET. Outstanding... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
susancE6319NK
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Milwaukie OR, United States
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The Gerding Theater at the Armory is the home of Portland Center Stage, the city's leading professional theater and one of the top 20 largest regional theater companies in the U.S. PCS's mission is to inspire our community by bringing stories to life in unexpected ways. Founded in 1988, PCS attracts more than 150,000 theatergoers annually with its blend of classical, contemporary and world premiere works, along with its summer playwrights festival, JAW. PCS also offers a variety of education and community programs tailored for patrons of all ages. Located in Portland's Pearl District, the Gerding Theater at the Armory houses two theaters: The U.S. Bank Main Stage and the Ellyn Bye Studio. It was the first building on the National Register of Historic Places - and the first performing arts venue - to achieve a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification.
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128 NW 11th Ave, Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR 97209-4160
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quote from Chris Coleman, Artistic Director, Portland Center Stage. And he will not let you down. The productions at PCS are amazing, and the Armory is a beautiful historical landmark. If you are a visitor to Portland or a resident, don't miss out on one...More

Thank bbaker5555
PCS_Armory, Public Relations Manager at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this wonderful comment! I look forward to sharing it with Chris. = )

Reviewed 8 August 2017

We have been season ticket holders ever since the first performance of CABARET. Outstanding productions with brilliant sets, terrific musicians, professional equity and local actors. The main stage has big events while the smaller intimate stage is downstairs. Every production is more than you expect,...More

Thank susancE6319NK
PCS_Armory, Public Relations Manager at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for this wonderful and thoughtful review! Your comments have been passed on to our staff and artistic team. We truly value your support as one of our treasured 10-year subscribers, and we are thrilled that you have had such a good experience attending...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Friends were interpreting for the deaf and invited is to come to the Jaws reading The play was very impressive. The venue is in a great location and a wonderful place to see live events.

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PCS_Armory, Public Relations Manager at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed our JAW festival! We hope to see you back at The Armory soon.

Reviewed 27 July 2017

If you like going to live shows then Portland Center Stage at the Armory is one of Portlands finest play houses to go to. A renovated historic building, it is now very elegant and interesting in itself. I've seen many plays and musicals here over...More

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PCS_Armory, Public Relations Manager at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thank you for this wonderfully detailed review! We are endlessly grateful for your continued patronage and support of our work. We look forward to seeing you and your wife at The Armory for our upcoming season and beyond!

Reviewed 13 July 2017

The historic Armory building was gutted on the inside to build a wonderful maain theatre for the Portland Center Stage company's large productions and a smaller, studio theatre for smaller productions set in an intimate, reconfigurable setting. Complete with cafe/bar in the lobby so you...More

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PCS_Armory, Public Relations Manager at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you so much posting a review and recommending our cafe and bar, as well as the pre-show prologues we offer in the U.S. Bank Main Stage on weeknight performances. We're glad you enjoy our wonderful historic building as much as we do!

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Tis is a very nice theatre with very comfortable seats we saw a wonderful one women play with a well know pianist

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PCS_Armory, Public Relations Manager at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed The Pianist of Willesden Lane! Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you at the theater again soon!

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Portland has a very casual theater scene. Caught a Sunday matinee 3 hours after arriving in Portland. Was unable to check into the hotel and change. So, I had to wear the jeans and t-shirt I wore on the plane. I was not under dressed....More

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PCS_Armory, Public Relations Manager at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you for coming to see "Constellations" on your visit to Portland! We're glad you enjoyed your seats and hope the rest of your trip went well.

Reviewed 27 April 2017

We attend shows at the Gerding at least 3-4 times a year. Productions are generally high quality for performance, staging, directing and choice of offerings. There is a main theater with reserved seating and a smaller venue downstairs which has different seating arrangements based on...More

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PCS_Armory, Public Relations Manager at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thanks so much for taking time to review our theater, and for coming to see so many of our productions! We really appreciate your support.

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The old armory is a wonderful building, and a perfect place for theater. I had season tickets, and then decided to volunteer to usher, because I love being there. It's a non-profit, but there is nothing second rate about it. There are two venues -...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

A great old theater that has been painstakingly restored and maintained to like it did decades ago. Eclectic mix of shows, plays, and performance art, the inside is a marvel to look at.

Thank t-bonetraveller
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Hello Sandra, The Mark Spencer Hotel is the official hotel partner of Portland Center Stage and an excellent choice - it is very close to the Armory. You can find all sorts of information about hotels and attractions near... More
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