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In addition to all the great incentives provided by Give Guide sponsors and Portland Playhouse , you’ll be entered to win a $500 shopping spree at Powell’s!
Ok, a few things: The renovations are going really well. (Yay!) But they won’t be 100% done in time for A Christmas Carol.   (Awww!) BUT, we are very excited share with you that we have found a new home for the holidays with our friends at Portland Opera. (Yay!)

From December 2-30, our award-winning, fun, festive, family favorite A Christmas Carol  will take place at the Hampton Opera Center on Portland’s Eastbank Esplanade near the base of the Tilikum Bridge.

We are so thankful to Portland Opera for sharing a space that will allow us to be true to the intimate, immersive, feel-good holiday experience Portlanders know and love.

So what do we love about it?

From the moment you enter the theatre space, you are in for what Portland Monthly described as “an evening chock-full of musical whimsy- an immersive musical wonderland that embodies the holiday spirit.” Actors roam the space, peppering the air with salutations, strums of stringed instruments and snippets of song. “Riveting and reverent…The music alone could make for a beautiful holiday concert,” proclaimed Oregon ArtsWatch , “with brilliant arranger Anna Lackaff seemingly challenging herself to never use the same instrument twice.”

“For us, A Christmas Carol provides an amazing access point,” says co-founder and Artistic Director Brian Weaver. “Maybe this is the one play a family sees together every year. Maybe it is someone’s first experience with theatre, like it was mine. My grandmother took me to see A Christmas Carol when I was five, and it was my first introduction to the wonder of live theatre. Why not make this the most engaging and magical experience possible?”
Love, loss, tragedy, intrigue, high stakes and higher drama. Is it high school or Shakespeare? It's both! On November 17 and 18, join 300 students from seven area schools at the Winningstad for the throes of Elizabethan theatre told in the best possible way - with heart, youthful exuberance and the most engaged audience this side of the Thames.

Join us for this thrilling showcase of our education programs !
What are you doing this weekend?

Are you catching one of the last performances this year of Hands Up: 7 Playwrights 7 Testaments ? Are you going for a SPIN at Boom Arts ? How about catching Éxodo at Milagro Theatre before it passes?

Whatever it is, we hope you enjoy it!
Thanks to our sponsors:  
The 2017-18 season is presented by Harold Goldstein & Carol Streeter and Ronni Lacroute 

Our work is made possible by Mary & Don Blair, Ellyn Bye, Colas Construction, The Collins Foundation, Joel Hamberg Painting. Greg Hinckley & Mary Chomenko, Kinsman Foundation, Lagunitas Brewing Company, ME Fitness, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, Roy & Diane Marvin Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, James B Wiley Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, Raymond Family Foundation, SERA Architects, Judy Shih & Joel Axelrod, State of Oregon, In Memory of Phyllis L. Weaver, Steve & Elsie Weaver,
Wrather Family Foundation, Friends of Sandra Zickefoose

Our work is supported by Oregon Cultural Trust
Thanks to the Regional Arts & Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland, Multnomah County and the Arts Education & Access Fund.
Portland Playhouse receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.