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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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Not a bad seat in the house

The historic Armory building was gutted on the inside to build a wonderful maain theatre for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pdxworldtravler
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Beaverton, Oregon
Saw a Wonderful Play Here

Tis is a very nice theatre with very comfortable seats we saw a wonderful one women play with a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bradyboy2
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florida
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 29 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 10 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.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Historical buildings that are also LEED green building certified always intrigue me, and this beautiful theatre didn't disappoint one bit. And the performance of Astoria Part One, adapted and directed brilliantly by artistic director Chris Coleman from Peter Stark's must-read book, was fabulous! Can't wait...More

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PCS_Armory, Manager at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

We're so glad you could join us for Astoria: Part One at The Armory. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it, and look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 3 February 2017

We recently saw Astoria, Part 1, at the Gerding Theater at the Armory. We had to drive an hour and a half, so we got there early. A warm atmosphere and gracious staff greeted us, and we soon had a wonderful bowl of curry soup...More

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PCS_Armory, Manager at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

We're so glad you could join us for Astoria: Part One at The Armory. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the curry at The Armory Cafe. Thank you for driving 1.5 hours to visit us....More

Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The Armory is one of my favorite places for watching theater- I really don't think there is a bad seat in the house and the performances are always solid. Plus you have to love the architecture of the building and lobby's interior which always has...More

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PCS_Armory, Manager at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it, and look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 5 November 2016

I have been attending PCS shows at the Gerding Theatre for several years. We attended the new show "Oregon Trail" last evening after having dinner at Henry's. The theatre is a sperb venue - a small theatre downstairs and a larger on on the main...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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