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Antoinette Hatfield Hall

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Antoinette Hatfield Hall is home to the Newmark, Brunish and Winningstad Theatres. It sits next to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Southwest Broadway, and it also houses the Portland’5 box office that serves all five of the city-owned theaters in downtown — Keller Auditorium, Schnitzer Concert Hall, and the three theaters in Hatfield Hall. It is named in honor of arts patron Antoinette Hatfield, wife of former U.S. Senator and Oregon governor Mark Hatfield.

History of Antoinette Hatfield Hall

Antoinette Hatfield Hall was part of the city’s investment in the arts in the 1980s, along with the renovation of Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. It opened in 1987 to serve mid-sized Portland performing arts groups and more intimate fare from larger groups. Designed by a local architecture firm, it features some of the more innovative combinations of public art and architecture in the city.

Theaters in Antoinette Hatfield Hall

Newmark Theatre

The Newmark Theatre is a mid-sized theater, seating around 900 in an orchestra section and two balconies. The sightlines are excellent throughout the theater, the stage is large enough for most musicals and plays, its stage technology is excellent and acoustics are accurate. These qualities have made it very popular among local presenters and arts organizations.

Winningstad Theatre

Built after the model of the Elizabethan courtyard theater, the Winningstad Theatre is a smaller theater — in most configurations it seats around 300 or so — and very versatile.

Brunish Theatre

The Brunish Theatre is a small, black-box theater with a capacity around 200. More informal, it is often used for meetings, dinners, conferences and performances.

Resident Companies of Antoinette Hatfield Hall

Oregon Children’s Theatre

Founded in 1990, Oregon Children’s Theatre has become one of the country’s leading theater companies for child-appropriate fare. It adapts popular children’s literature titles and commissions its own work, all with the highest standards in set design and acting. It also understands how important it is to deliver high-energy, high-quality theater to the next generation of potential theater fans. Shows tend to be a little more than an hour in length, and the company is careful to publicize the age range best for each play. It serves more than 120,000 kids each year.

Children’s Theater

Portland's children's theater companies introduce kids to live theater and teaches them people in costumes are fun, not scary.

Stumptown Stages

Begun as a musical theater company in 2005, Stumptown Stages regularly wins local awards for its productions. Recent shows have included “Grease,” “The Wiz” and “Carrie, the Musical,” so the focus is often unabashedly on fun at the theater.

Other Events at Hatfield Hall

Many other companies use the Hall (especially the Newmark Theatre), including Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland Opera and White Bird dance presenter. Concerts by touring music groups and comedy shows are common, and almost anything can pop up: illusionists, avant-garde performance artists, circus acts and lectures of all sorts.

Every summer, the theater sponsors Music on Main, a weekly series of free concerts featuring a wide range of styles and performances. Running from 5–7 p.m. on Wednesdays in July and August, the informal concerts are held outdoors between Schnitzer and Hatfield halls.

Performance Art in Portland

Portland Theater

Portland has a well-established network of venues and theater companies and an increasingly dynamic and diverse small theater scene.

Dance in Portland

Portland dance has an inventive spirit that welcomes collaborations and often spills beyond the generally accepted boundaries of “dance.”

Classical Music in Portland

Portland's opera, symphony and other companies offer an ongoing lineup of inspiring performances, from timeless works to modern interpretations.

Upcoming events

Events at Antoinette Hatfield Hall

Experience performing arts in Portland at these upcoming shows at Antoinette Hatfield Hall.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show
Mar. 28–May 17, 2020

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Winningstad Theatre

EVENT CANCELED. Please visit the event website for current information. “‘In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf.” So many of our journeys into the magical world of reading began with the works of Eric Carle. Books like Brown Bear, Brown Bear, Ten Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly,…

For Kids
Performing Arts
Portland Opera Presents Vivaldi's Bajazet
Mar. 20–28, 2020

Portland Opera Presents Vivaldi's Bajazet

Newmark Theater Tickets start at $35

EVENT CANCELED. Please visit the event website for current information Bajazet, Emperor of the Turks, has been captured. His daughter, Asteria, plans to kill her father’s captor, Tamerlano, who also wishes to marry her. Irene, a princess who loves Tamerlano, discovers the murder plot and intervenes. Andronico, an ally of Tamerlano, is in love with…

Music
Performing Arts
Oregon Ballet Theatre: Beautiful Decay
Apr. 9–12, 2020

Oregon Ballet Theatre: Beautiful Decay

Newmark Theater Varies

EVENT POSTPONED. Please visit the event website for current information. OBT’s Resident Choreographer Nicolo Fonte debuted the vivacious Beautiful Decay in 2015 to extraordinary acclaim. Fonte described his inspiration for the work, “When thinking about a series of photographs of very much dead but still very vibrant flowers — these flowers were so full of…

Jefferson Dancers
Apr. 16–18, 2020

Jefferson Dancers

Newmark Theater Varies

EVENT POSTPONED. Please visit the event website for current information. The Jefferson Dancers, the elite dance company of the nationally known dance department at Portland’s Jefferson High School, return to the Portland’5 Newmark Theatre for their annual spring performance series April 18-20, 2019. For over 40 years the company has comprised the school’s most advanced…

Performing Arts
NW Dance Project: The Rite of Spring
Apr. 23–25, 2020

NW Dance Project: The Rite of Spring

Newmark Theater Varies

NW Dance Project’s award-winning Resident Choreographer takes on one of classical music and dance’s most iconic and controversial works, Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. Expect the unexpected… NW Dance Project’s founding Artistic Director, Sarah Slipper, is known for her cinematic and dramatic works based on literary and theater classics. Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s iconic Mrs….

Performing Arts
Oregon Symphonic Band in Concert
Sunday, Apr. 26, 2020

Oregon Symphonic Band in Concert

Newmark Theater $25

The Oregon Symphonic Band 2019-2020 season “Opposites” concludes with our spring concert “Serious Music – And Not So Much”—featuring our guest artist Barbara Heilmair on Clarinet—and featuring serious as well as lighter pops music. Program: Symphony No. 9 (The New World) Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) IV. Allegro con fuoco Concertino, Op. 26 Carl Maria von Weber…

Music
Performing Arts
Last Stop on Market Street
May 2–31, 2020

Last Stop on Market Street

Newmark Theater

“The song ended and CJ opened his eyes. Everyone on the bus clapped, even the boys in back. Nana glanced at the coin in CJ’s palm. CJ dropped it in the man’s hat. ‘Last stop on Market Street,’ Mr. Dennis called.” CJ and his Nana journey through familiar territory: their own neighborhood. CJ would rather…

For Kids
Music
Performing Arts
National Geographic Live — Designed by Nature
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

National Geographic Live — Designed by Nature

Newmark Theater $32.25 – $52.25

A former member of the U.S. International Figure Skating Team, bioengineer Kakani Katija now studies the graceful movements of life below the surface. Join her for a fascinating look at one of the least explored ecosystems on our planet—the ocean’s midwaters—and learn how its inhabitants could lead to breakthroughs in bio-inspired design. Designers and engineers…

Readings & Talks
Portland Opera presents Heggie's Three Decembers
July 17–25, 2020

Portland Opera presents Heggie's Three Decembers

Newmark Theater Tickets start at $35.

A heartwarming and bittersweet family portrait comes into focus over the course of three Decembers in 1986, 1996 and 2006. Madeline (a Broadway actress) and her adult children face the challenges of secrets, resentment and reconciliation in this illuminating story about the very real complexities of being a family. “Three Decembers is a profound story…

Music
Performing Arts
Bob & Monét’s Sibling Rivalry: The Tour
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Bob & Monét’s Sibling Rivalry: The Tour

Newmark Theater Varies

Bob The Drag Queen and Monét X Change invite you to a fierce sleepover for their debut theatrical world tour. Join them in a night of make-believe, makeup, and Sibling Rivalry. Monét X Change, Miss Congeniality of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10 and winner of AS4 and Bob the Drag Queen, winner of Season 8…

Comedy