222 SW Clay St. Portland, OR 97201
The Keller is home to our grandest scale of opera productions, as well as Broadway in Portland.
Parking around Keller Auditorium can be tricky but, street parking is available (metered until 7pm) in addition to several Smart Park parking garages in the area. We recommend parking at the 200 Market Building, they are a long-time supporter of Portland Opera, and it’s super close.
If you plan to take an Uber or Lyft to your next opera experience, the Keller has a designated pick up/drop off zone right out front on SW 3rd. Encourage your driver to pull up to this area to ease traffic and provide a safe spot to hop out.
Leave the car at home, treat yourself to that extra glass of wine, and hop on one of Portland’s many public transit options to get you to the show. TriMet buses, MAX light rail trains, and LIFT Paratransit and Portland Streetcar. To plan your trip or map your route go here.
Go green and get a workout on your way to the opera! Limited bike parking can be found on SW Clay and SW 3, to locate a bike corral in the area go here. Also, you’ll find a Nike Biketown rental station conveniently located just across the street on SW Market near Keller Fountain.
The Keller has accessible entrances, elevators on each level, wheelchair and companion seating options on the orchestra level, a curbside drop-off zone on SW 3rd (also used by ride share drivers), courtesy wheelchairs available at Coat Check (advance requests recommended), and all gender single stall accessible restrooms.
Contact our friendly Patron Services team for seating requests at 503-241-1802 and for more information on access at Portland’5 go here.
For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, each performance includes live English captions projected above the stage.
Please note that Portland Opera does not typically offer ASL Interpreted performances.
Portland’5 offers patrons assistive listening devices for free at Coat Check in exchange for a ID on a first-come-first-serve basis. ALDs include a headset with receiver as well as neck loops for use with hearing aids and cochlear implants with a “T” switch.
We are proud to partner with the Collective of Audio Describers in Arts (CADA for short) to provide a live audio description of the visual and physical events on stage for patrons who have low vision, are visually impaired, or blind. Sunday matinee performances are interpreted. Headsets are available on a first-come-first-serve basis by Portland’5 and can be checked out free of charge from Coat Check. Contact Patron Services at 503-241-1802 for more information.
For more details on accessibility at this venue go here.
Eating and drinking is part of the art of attending opera! The Keller has concessions available for purchase with light snacks (you have to try their fresh baked cookies!) as well as a full beverage menu in the lobby and on the mezzanine level. Snacks can be enjoyed before the opera and during intermissions but not allowed in the auditorium. Beverages can be enjoyed inside the theatre during this performance with a lid. Cheers!
Our friends at P'5 also manage the Keller Café, open 90 minutes prior to evening performances at the Keller Auditorium. Reservations are required. Call 503-432-2908 or visit their website.
Please note that outside food and beverages are prohibited at Portland’5 venues.
Stop by the concierge booth in the main lobby and say howdy! Our staff is happy to share more information about the performance, and ensure that your experience at the opera is an excellent one. Please stop by if you have a question, need a cough drop, or would like assistance. We're happy to help!
Take a selfie at the opera! At the Keller we often have photo backdrops set up either in the lobby or (weather permitting) outside with a red carpet and volunteers standing by to capture your fabulous outfit. Tag us @portlandopera and share your photos with hashtag #pdxopera.
Please note that photos and cell phone use inside the auditorium during performances is disruptive and prohibited.
We are often not able to offer late seating or re-entry at Portland Opera performances. At the direction and discretion of the House Manager, late patrons may be seated in designated areas until it’s possible to return to their tickets seats. Read our full policies to learn more.
Built in 1917, renovated in 1968, Keller Auditorium is owned by Portland’5 Center for the Arts and the venue of choice for many local performing arts presenters. Learn more.