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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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The variety fits everyone's taste and the performances are top notch. The value is superior and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert C
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Portland, Oregon
Wonderful place to see a play

Experienced my second performance at PCS. Have enjoyed both thoroughly. Price point is great and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SanFranciscoKaycey
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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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128 NW 11th Ave, Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR 97209-4160
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The variety fits everyone's taste and the performances are top notch. The value is superior and the beverage show special drinks make the experience that much better. We have been members for over 15 years and the shows are a highlight of the year.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Experienced my second performance at PCS. Have enjoyed both thoroughly. Price point is great and there isn't a bad seat in the house. I am really impressed by the quality of the shows I've seen here. You will be too.

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PCS_Armory, Owner at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us! We're so glad you loved the show and we hope you can join us for another great theatrical experience this season!

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Most productions are very well done and in good taste. The theatre is large and has very good seating.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Hard to miss on most performances. "Lady Day (about Billy Holliday will be our pick tomorrow night: has everyone raving about the latest performance--as usual.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

I love the idea of repurposing buildings and the Armory is a wonderful example! Of course the plays are why you go.

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PCS_Armory, Owner at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you, Sharon! The Armory was originally built in 1891 and re-opened in 2007 as a renovated LEED platinum theater with two stages. We are so proud to be a part of Portland's rich history and exciting future!

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

It's worth taking a look at the lobby. Just how did that perfect concrete oval get suspended, seemingly without support? The stairway (donor's name prominently displayed) is also a nice and easily walkable feature. And there's two big elevators up to the upper level with...More

Thank David M
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PCS_Armory, Manager at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you so much for such a detailed and thoughtful review, David!! We're so glad you could join us for "Major Barbara" and hope you can join us again!

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

My husband and I went to a Sunday matinee of "And So We Walked" in the Ellen Bye (spelling?) studio space. First, I love this building and the design approach of the renovation, which combines modern pops of color, interesting lighting, and clean wood features...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Armory, if you don't know, is a theater. I have seen several plays here and each one was well staged and performed, I even took a tour behind the set. It is a nice mid-sized venue, the seats are all good and even the...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Restored Historic building "in the middle of the action" in Portland's bustling Pearl-district. Great venue for concerts, plays and performances; we've loved every visit

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We saw Twist Your Dickens here during the holiday season and thought our seats in the first row of the balcony were spot on the best so far. Drinks are a little pricey, but service and staff are great and this is located in a...More

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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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