It is one of our greatest wishes that the work we produce on stage inspires and encourages conversations that continue long after the final curtain call. We hope that our Audience Enrichment programs help begin some of those conversations.

Happy Hours - We are now serving craft beer on tap in the Morrison Lounge, NEWLY dubbed The Ovation Taproom!

  • Before the show! Join us the 2nd Friday of each show in The Ovation Tap Room from 6:30-7:30pm.  
  • After the show! With handcrafted beer, handpicked for you, stay late for Happy Hour every Thursday/Friday/Saturday night after the show!  Features four rotating taps that highlight local craft beers/ciders and are thematically chosen and inspired by the play. 

Surprise Night Saturday
Enjoy life’s little surprises. The 3rd Saturday evening of each show, we’ll have a fun event or activity for you to enjoy, and maybe even participate in. Don’t love surprises? Check back for details. 

Post Show Discussions
Each play produced by Artists Repertory Theatre features several post-show discussions with the cast that allow the audience to express their own sentiments and ask questions of the actors. They are immediately following the first three Sunday matinees and the Wednesday matinee. 
 

Panel Discussions
After every 4th Sunday matinee, we’ll host an expert who will respond to the major themes of the play. We encourage everyone to join the discussions. Check back for details on participants and topics.

Schedule of Events 2015/16 

The Understudy:  September 8 – October 4
September 11 – Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
September 13 - Post-show discussion with Director Michael Mendelson and Director of New Play Development and Dramaturgy Luan Schooler after 2pm matinee
September 18 – Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
September 19 – Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
September 20 - Post-show discussion with Resident Artist Ayanna Berkshire after 2pm matinee
September 23 - Post-show discussion after 2pm matinee Director of New Play Development and Dramaturgy Luan Schooler
September 25 – Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
September 26 – Surprise Night Saturday; Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
September 26 – Post-show Piano Bar with Mont Chris Hubbard (Morrison Lobby, 10 pm)
September 27 – Post-show discussion with Scenic and Lighting Designer Kristeen Crosser after 2pm matinee
October 2 – Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
October 3 – ASL Interpreted performance for the 2pm matinee, Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm.)October 4  – Post-show discussion featuring Oregon Psychoanalytic Center and Michael Mendelson following 2pm matinee
October 4 – Open Captioned performance at 7:30pm 

Cuba Libre:  October 3 – November 1
Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at Portland’5 Winningstad Theatre
September 21 – Tiempo Libre concert in Director’s Park from 5-7pm
September 24 – Salsa Dance Lessons from 5:30-7:30pm at Artists Rep, (Morrison Lobby)
October 3 – Post-show salsa party with DJ Blas
October 4 – World Affairs Council Prologue Series: Julia Cook at 1pm
October 11 - World Affairs Council Prologue Series: Blair Woodward, at 1pm
October 17 – Post-show Piano Bar with Mont Chris Hubbard (Morrison Lobby, 10 pm)
October 18 – World Affairs Council Prologue Series: Elliott Young, Professor of Latin American and Borderlands  history at Lewis & Clark College at 1pm
October 24 – Surprise Night Saturday
October 25 - World Affairs Council Prologue Series: Carol Slegers, Unitarian Church program at 1pm
October 25 – Open Captioned performance at 7:30pm
October 31 – ASL Interpreted performance for the 2pm matinee
November 1 World Affairs Council Prologue Series: Dámaso Rodriguez, Artistic Director at 1pm
November 8 - World Affairs Council Prologue Series: Latino Community Partners Panel at 1pm 

Broomstick:  October 27 – November 22
October 30 - Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
November 1 - Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
November 1 – Back Fence PDX and Open Mic spooky storytelling after evening performance
November 6 – Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
November 7 - Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
November 8 - Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
November 11 - Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
November 13 - Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
November 14 – Appalachian Clog-Dancing lesson with Jon Newton and Brenda McFaddin (Alder, 6:25 pm)              
November 14 – Surprise Night Saturday; Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
November 14 – Post-show Piano Bar with Mont Chris Hubbard (Morrison Lobby, 10 pm)
November 15 – Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
November 20 - Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
November 21– ASL interpretation of matinee performance; Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
November 22 - Open captioning performance; discussion with Oregon Psychoanalytic Center following 2 pm matinee 

The Miracle Worker:  December 8 – January 1
December 1 – Artists Rep’s In Concert series presents the Oregon Trail Band (Morrison, 7:30 pm)December 11 - Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
December 13 - Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
December 16 – Artists Rep’s In Concert series presents Bellovoce (Portland Piano, 7:30 pm)
December 17 – Artists Rep’s In Concert series presents Bellovoce (Portland Piano, 7:30 pm)
December 18 – Artists Rep’s In Concert series presents Bellovoce (Portland Piano, 7:30 pm)
December 19 – Artists Rep’s In Concert series presents Bellovoce (Portland Piano, 7:30 pm); Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
December 20 – Artists Rep’s In Concert series presents Bellovoce (Portland Piano, 2 and 7:30 pm); Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
December 18 – Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm); Post-show Piano Bar with Mont Chris Hubbard (Morrison Lobby)
December 19 – Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm); Post-show Piano Bar with Mont Chris Hubbard (Morrison Lobby)
December 20 - Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
December 23 - Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
December 26 – Surprise Night Saturday; Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
December 27 – Open captioning performance and post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
January 1 - Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
January 2 – ASL interpretation of matinee performance; Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
January 3 - Open captioning performance; discussion with Oregon Psychoanalytic Center following 2 pm matinee 

Mothers and Sons: February 9 – March 6
February 12 - Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
February 19 - Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
February 20 - Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee; Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
February 24 - Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
February 26 - Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
February 27 – Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
February 27 – Surprise Night Saturday; Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
March 4 -  Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
March 5 – ASL interpretation of matinee performance; Surprise Night Saturday; Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
March 6 - Open captioning performance; discussion with Oregon Psychoanalytic Center following 2 pm matinee 

We are Proud to Present:  March 8 – April 3
March 11 - Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
March 13 - Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
March 18 – Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
March 19 - Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
March 20 - Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
March 22 – Artists Rep’s In Concert series presents Loveness Wesa and Bantus (Morrison, 7:30 pm
March 23 - Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
March 25 – Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
March 26 – Surprise Night Saturday; Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
March 27 – Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
April 1 – Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
April 2 – ASL interpretation of matinee performance; Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
April 3 - Open captioning performance; discussion with Oregon Psychoanalytic Center following 2 pm matinee 

Grand Concourse:  May 3 – May 29
May 6 – Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
May 8 - Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
May 13 – Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
May 14 – Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
May 15 - Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
May 18 - Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
May 20 – Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
May 21 – Surprise Night Saturday; Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
May 22 – Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
May 27 – Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
May 28 – ASL interpretation of matinee performance; Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
May 29 - Open captioning performance; discussion with Oregon Psychoanalytic Center following 2 pm matinee 

Skin of our Teeth:  May 17 – June 12
May 20 - Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
May 22 - Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
May 27 – Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
May 28 - Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
May 29 - Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
June 1 - Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
June 3 - Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
June 4 – Surprise Night Saturday; Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
June 5 – Post-show discussion; after 2pm matinee
June 10 - Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
June 11 – ASL interpretation of matinee performance; Pre-show Happy Hour (6:30 pm)
June 12 - Open captioning performance; discussion with Oregon Psychoanalytic Center following 2 pm matinee