Newmark Theatre

1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

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The Newmark Theatre offers an wonderful opera experience, in a setting that feels and sounds like being inside of a jewel box. 

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The Newmark, located inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall, is located where the bustle of downtown meets the more tranquil Park blocks. Street parking is available (metered until 7pm) but, make sure to pay attention to permit parking signage. Smart Park parking garages might be your best bet, with only a short walk to the venue.

Public Transit

Getting to the Newmark on public transit is a cinch! Antoinette Hatfield Hall is a short stroll from SW 6th and Main St., where you will find TriMet bus stops, and a MAX light rail stop (Green and Yellow lines). You can also take the Portland Streetcar and hop off at the Art Museum stop for a 2 block walk to the theatre. To plan your trip or map your route go here.

Go by Bike

Fresh air and exercise is a great way to start your experience at the opera. The Newmark is located on SW Broadway that has a bike lane for easy access. Limited bike parking can be found on SW Park and a bike corral can be found on SW 9th & Salmon, for a map of the area go here.


Mobility Access

Going to the opera in a wheelchair? No problem! The Newmark has accessible entrances, elevators, wheelchair and companion seating options on the orchestra level, courtesy wheelchairs available at Coat Check (advance requests recommended), and accessible restrooms (non-gender specific). 

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 (whether virtual or in person) includes live English captions projected above the stage, or streamed virtually on the screen.

Please note that Portland Opera does not typically offer ASL Interpreted performances.

Listening Devices

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.

Audio Description

We are proud to partner with the Committee for Audio Description in the 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 the Portland Opera Box Office at 503-241-1802 for more information.

For more details on accessibility at this venue go here.

Concierge Services

Stop by the concierge booth in the main lobby (near the Artbar) and say hello! 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!

Photo Opportunities & Policy

Take a selfie at the opera! At the Newmark we often have a photo backdrop set up in the lobby, or orchestra level (one floor up). We share this building with other performing arts and event producers so, this varies from performance to performance. Tag us @portlandopera and share your photos with hashtag #pdxopera.

Please note that photos and cell phone use inside the theatre during performances is disruptive and prohibited.

Food & Beverage

Get your nosh on at the opera! The Newmark has concessions available for purchase including light snacks (you must try their freshly baked cookies!) as well as a full beverage menu at various kiosks around the building. Snacks can be enjoyed before the opera and during intermissions but not allowed in the theatre. Beverages can be enjoyed inside the theatre with a lid. Cheers!

Please note that outside food and beverages are prohibited at Portland’5 venues.

Late Seating Policy

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.

More Information

The Newmark Theatre is owned and operated by Portland'5 Centers for the Arts. Learn more about it here.

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