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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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Wonderful, intimate venue!

Not a bad seat in the house, this performance space was comfortable, good views from everywhere... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CAChris13
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Petaluma, California
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Wonderful Small Theater

Affordable tickets, good view from most all seats. They offer varied plays. A really nice feature... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kathy A
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Portland, Oregon
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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128 NW 11th Ave, Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR 97209-4160
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not a bad seat in the house, this performance space was comfortable, good views from everywhere, and conveniently located in downtown. You can have a drink before the performance at a comfortable seat inside or on the street. Everything was reasonably priced from the tickets...More

Thank CAChris13
PCS_Armory, Public Relations Manager at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience at The Armory! Thank you so much for coming out for "Fun Home" and taking the time to post a review. We hope to see you back at the theater again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Affordable tickets, good view from most all seats. They offer varied plays. A really nice feature is they sell a three ticket bundle (maybe more than three) and you choose which plays. You can change your selections or dates too. They are very flexible. Love...More

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 6 September 2017

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 8 September 2017

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

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PCS_Armory, Public Relations Manager at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 11 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 28 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

Thank DickW343
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

Thank pdxworldtravler
PCS_Armory, Public Relations Manager at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 15 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 11 July 2017

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

Thank bradyboy2
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

Thank TBell2014
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

1  Thank Jan K
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.

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Sandra R
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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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