Arts

Let us entertain you! Come to Pacific University to enjoy performing and visual arts with a wide selection of public events in music, theatre, dance and visual arts.

Watch our student performers take the stage— the Music Department concert season highlights a variety of musical styles, while the Department of Theatre & Dance stage theatre productions and dance performances throughout the year. And don't miss the Pacific University Annual Lūʻau, the only completely student-run and student-directed lū‘au in the Northwest for over sixty years. This presentation of traditional Polynesian dance, music and entertainment attracts about 2,000 people every year.

Pacific University also draws outside artists to the community. Enjoy headliners from around the globe with the Performing Arts Series, a Pacific University signature event. Experience the Kathrin Cawein Gallery of Art, featuring studio art in monthly rotating exhibits.

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Dance and symphony members

A play about gender shifting spanning centuries, fluid movement from choreographers, and the sounds of jazz, a choir, and “Amazing Grace.” These are just some of the highlights of Pacific University’s 2019 Fall Theatre, Dance and Concert Season.

A cartoon graphic of hands signing ASL

For the first time, Pacific University Theatre will feature certified American Sign Language interpreters to sign during the Sunday matinee performance of Orlando. This is an important step for accessibility to events on campus, and one that theatre faculty and staff have long wanted to make a reality.

The poster for Pacific University's production of Orlando. The two letter O's are the symbols for male and female.

Pacific University’s Department of Theatre & Dance presents Virginia Woolf’s satirical romp through the centuries, Orlando, adapted for stage by Sarah Ruhl to run October 17-20 in the Tom Miles Theatre on the Forest Grove Campus.

Upcoming Events

Oct
25
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
Nov
7
7 to 9 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
Other Location
Nov
8
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 8, 2019
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
Nov
9
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
Nov
10
7:30 p.m. | Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
Nov
14
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
Nov
15
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 15, 2019
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
Nov
15
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 15, 2019
Forest Grove, Marsh Hall, Taylor Auditorium 216