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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Sway

Artist and former wildland firefighter Kate Lund explores our orientation to the natural environment with a series of drawings that will be on display at the Kathrin Cawein Gallery at Pacific University from Nov. 4 through Nov. 22. An opening reception at the gallery, which is located in Scott Hall, 2043 College Way in Forest Grove, is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 4, from 4 to 6 p.m.

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.

Upcoming Events

Jan
19
5:30 p.m. | Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020
Hawai'i
Jan
20
Noon | Monday, Jan. 20, 2020
Hawai'i
Jan
22
7 p.m. | Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020
Hawai'i
Feb
6
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 to 2 p.m. | Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre
Feb
8
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
Mar
7
11:30 a.m. | Saturday, March 7, 2020
Forest Grove, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center
Mar
12
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 12, 2020 to 2 p.m. | Sunday, March 15, 2020
Forest Grove, Warner Hall, Tom Miles Theatre