Portland Metro Arts Center
We invite you to stop by, see our beautiful facility, and take advantage of the classes, concerts and special events happening at PMA Center. It hums with the creative energy of spacious studios offering dance, theatre, music and visual arts programs and performances in the well-equipped theatre space. Located in SE Portland, it is readily accessible to people from all over the tri-county area and SW Washington, because of the easy access to light-rail, bus, and freeway.
9003 SE Stark Street
TriMet No. 15 bus (West-bound on Stark St.) literally stops at our front corner, at 90th & Stark. The East-bound bus stops only one block away, on 90th & Washington St.
Portland Metro Arts is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to helping the community with creative expression, performance and outreach. We have been active in the community for over 50 years and going strong. Consider us for event rental needs. PMA has a 161 seat Theatre, two large, sprung-floored studios, two music practice rooms and meeting space available. The well-lit spaces are open and inviting. Our facility at 9003 SE Stark Street is a great location which allows you to better accommodate your students, families and event attendees. It hums with the creative energy offering dance, theatre, music and visual arts programs and performances.
Easy access to light-rail, bus, and freeway make our facility readily accessible to people from all over the tri-county area and SW Washington with off-street parking available in our private lot. PMA is a premier choice for rehearsals, classes, meetings and performances. We invite you to stop by and see our beautiful facility. Special rates are given to other nonprofits and school groups.
Our comfortable, black box Theatre is a flexible performance space, with either proscenium or in the round seating options. Primarily used in a proscenium setting, it has 124 fixed seats and is wheel-chair accessible. All seats have great visibility and can seat up to 161 depending on the configuration. The luxuriously padded seats are raked from the stage floor which is level to the room floor.
The Theatre Area is fully equipped for all types of performances with a cyclorama, wings, full stage lighting and backstage Green Room access. The Stage floor is of sprung wooden design so it is safe for all types of dance, no matter how rigorous.
Should you wish to rent the Theatre area for an event other than a performance you can choose to rent either the seating area or stage singularly or together.
STAGE FLOOR AND PLAYING AREA
The stage floor can be used with or without marley. The stage area is 45’ from the front of house to the back wall and 45’ from side wall to side wall. There is backstage access stage left and ample cross-over space if the cyclorama is used. The theatre is equipped with a grid for hanging lights, soft goods and rigging. Each pipe is rated at no more than 400 lbs. Any set-up of lighting or curtains other than standard hang and reset back to standard hang will be billed at an hourly rate.
LIGHTING AND SOUND
A 12 channel dimmer board is available for lighting and there is a sound system with stage and house monitors.
Large trucks can load-in to the theater which is on the first floor from either 90th or Stark Street. Load in doors are standard size.
PARKING AND PARKING ATTENDANT
Portland Metro Arts has a parking lot behind the building and off-street parking on Oak Street. There is a designated handicapped parking space. A qualified parking attendant is required for events with more than 75 attendees. One can be provided at a per performance fee.
FRONT DESK STAFF
A Portland Metro Arts staff member must be present any time the public is in the building. If your chosen times of building use are not during regularly staffed hours, and will be billed at an hourly rate.
MARQUEE AND WEB LINK
For an additional fee, renters can utilize our digital sign on Stark Street to advertise their event and we will place a link on our web site.
REHEARSAL STUDIOS/MEETING ROOMS
PMA is a premier choice for rehearsals, classes and hosting your next business meeting or social gathering.
There are two large studios, two small practice rooms and a meeting space available. The well-lit spaces are an open and inviting environment for your special event. We provide a full range of services including catering, facilities set-up, security, event coordination, and on-site parking. Our commitment to customer satisfaction is the cornerstone of our success. The next time you are in need of a location for a corporate meeting, reception, educational meeting, or social gathering, look no further.
Plan a hassle-free birthday party to remember. Whether you have a budding ballerina, a super hero or someone going “over the hill”, we will work with you to create a special memory. We offer a Children’s Birthday Package with a themed dance, theatre, music or art activity presented by our staff which allows everyone to take home something a little extra.Take all the pressure off and have us cater your party with pizza, soft drinks and cake. Give us a call and tell us what you want and we can set up your area as the perfect get away for any Princess, Pirate, Mermaid, or Cowboy. Be that Hawaii, Space or Hogwarts.
From wedding celebrations and bar/bat mitzvahs to corporate holiday parties, the team at PMA makes planning and executing an event refreshingly easy. All parties require a minimum of two weeks’ notice, but we recommend booking as far in advance as possible.
The art organizations listed on this page rent space in our building and are provided here for your reference.
An Daire Academy of the Celtic Arts
The An Daire Academy of the Celtic Arts, the Northwest's Irish & Highland music and dance Center is teaching Irish dance classes and hosting an Irish dance camp this summer. Their mission: To build life-long community and self-esteem through dance.
The Skylark Tappers dance company promotes the art of tap dance by performing a repertoire of classic and contemporary tap pieces. The company has appeared at numerous events and functions in Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas.
Web site: http://www.skylarktappers.org/
Stages of Life Productions
Producers of the successful musicals Hot Flashes the Musical, Flashbacks, Mama's Got a Brand New Bag and Charles Brown Mid-life Christmas that have entertained many in our theatre. Catered food and drink is available before the show. See their web site for the next showing. Web site: Stages of Life.